Released on September 14, 1989, the jukebox Chandni came at a time when Yash Chopra, the maker of Deewaar, Trishul and Kaala Patthar, was disenchanted with all the "violence" and action stuff. It was a rare "no-compromises" film, as the director has put it – the ultimate tribute to the budding poet and incurable romantic in him. The Sridevi-starrer was the first of his out-and-out romantic pictures. But thankfully, not his last.
Touted as the most fun actor in Bollywood today, Ayushmann Khurrana has built a reputation for picking interesting concepts, what he has called a "good marriage between content and entertainment." On the eve of his new film, in which he disguises himself as a 'Dream Girl', we take a trip through his five top films.
Author Kiran Nagarkar praised Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi as "one of the finest political films." The 2005 political drama exposes the hypocrisy of the Left movement by revealing the huge gap between its naïve romanticism/intellectual activism and its utter failure to make a better and more just world.
Just as the recent blockbuster Uri had the belligerence of Narendra Modi writ all over it, Haqeeqat is soaked in Nehru-ism. The Chetan Anand film also offers newer and deeper meanings of patriotism in the Modi-era zeitgeist.
The Andhadhun star is on a roll. While many of her contemporaries have long bowed – or booted – out, the unstoppable Tabu just rolls on. As she recently celebrated her 25th year in Bollywood, here’s assessing the 47-year-old’s career and how she has remained at the top of her game.
Rakesh Roshan's son Hrithik Roshan, who heartthrobed his way into stardom at the dawn of the millennium, has spent the last few years fending off one controversy after another. The alleged Kangana Ranaut affair was a PR disaster. To add to his woes, the much-talked-about divorce from childhood sweetheart Sussanne Roshan left the Roshan clan in shock.
A look at what works in Salman Khan's latest Eid release and what doesn't. Mostly though, it plays out like a three-hour-long “Being Human” advertisement, telling us how good Bharat is and how he is a metaphor for India itself.
Raj Kapoor set up RK Films in 1948 and started constructing RK Studios in Chembur in the 50s. It is often said that the studios was not just his workplace but a “temple” from which the man behind classics like Awaara and Shree 420 drew his sustenance. As the famous studio downs its shutters, we revisit its legacy.
Feroz Khan passed away a decade ago on this day, sharing his death anniversary with great friend Vinod Khanna. Qurbani is their best-known partnership. A self-styled Clint Eastwood, Khan was 41 when Qurbani released. It's the actor-director's 21-gun salute to male gaze and friendship. A look back at the 1980 hit.
It is Vinod Khanna's death anniversary today. Here's revisiting the life and times of a star who started out as a villain before achieving fame as a charismatic leading man. And then, one day, he threw it all (the success and stardom) away for spirituality.
He was a born star. Starting out as a child artiste, Shashi Kapoor went on to become a leading romantic hero of his time. As a producer, the late star of hits like Deewaar and Trishul showed a rare audacity as he bankrolled parallel cinema classics, putting money where his mouth was. Not to mention, theatre which remained his first love. Here's why Kapoor will always be more than just a good-looking Bollywood hero.
Few actors are as iconic as birthday boy Danny Denzongpa, who over the years has entertained and enriched Hindi cinema with his sophisticated and extravagant villainy – and at times, truly memorable character roles.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali thinks big. His films are grand, baroque and larger-than-life. More often than not, his best is reserved for music. Here's looking at five high watermark moments from his long and distinguished career.
Madhubala's 86th birth anniversary: Prithviraj Kapoor is imposing as Emperor Akbar and Dilip Kumar a.k.a Prince Salim is appropriately understated but it is Madhubala’s Anarkali that defines and carries K. Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam on her delicate shoulders.