First aired in 1987, DD's multi-generational Buniyaad was about a family, headed by Alok Nath-Anita Kanwar, torn asunder in the aftermath of 1947. Here's revisiting the Ramesh Sippy show that captured the horrors of Partition as well as the little joys of pre-Partition life
The Anand Bros were once the toast of Bollywood. Vijay Anand's films, in particular, have endured and even enjoyed a revival in recent decades. On his 87th birth anniversary, Vaibhav Anand opens up about his legendary father's movies, music and legacy.
Every month, the TV We Used To Love series will rewind to the Doordarshan shows of 1980s and 90s, an era remarkable for its rich television. We are starting with the late Jaspal Bhatti's ten episoder Flop Show, a witty send-up of the great North Indian middle-class archetypes.
In Bollywood, you cannot become a star if you don’t have a bit of Dilip Kumar in you. From Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan down to Aamir Khan, Govinda and Shah Rukh Khan, Kumar’s influence can be felt in every generation of stars who came after him.
From public grief over deaths (Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan) to Bachchan's battle with Covid and Kangana Ranaut's endless controversies, a quick round-up of 2020's cinematic ebbs and flows.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Aditya Chopra's meditation on love and NRI culture, is the longest-running Hindi film. But the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer's rigid patriarchy and submissive female characters have not stood the test of time.
There's so much to Amitabh Bachchan, that it's difficult to cover everything about him. So, instead of a sweeping panorama of his five decades in cinema, we cut straight to Prakash Mehra's Zanjeer, a film that gave Hindi cinema a new star – an 'Angry Young Man', if you will.
With roots in Pakistan, Punjabis such as the Kapoors, Dev Anand, Balraj Sahni and Sunil Dutt dominated 50s Bollywood. As Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor's ancestral home in Peshawar is all set for a facelift, we look at Bollywood's relationship with our neighbour-cum-foe.
A grey-shaded hero and adulterous heroine, 1965 classic Guide was ahead of its time. Starring Waheeda Rehman and Dev Anand, it's an unusual tale of love, jealousy and betrayal and ultimately, a journey of a tourist guide mistaken for a spiritual guide.
Kangana Ranaut has been baying for nearly every Bollywood's denizen's blood. But recently, Jaya Bachchan finally stood up to defend her industry. This, however, wasn't the first time the doyenne has spoken her mind.
As Asha Bhosle turns a year “younger,” a look at her legendary musical journey, the famed rivalry with elder sister Lata Mangeshkar, the men in her life (O.P Nayyar and RD Burman) and her love for cooking.
Along with the more popular Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Sai Paranjpye and Gulzar, Basu Chatterjee, who died today at 93, is often called the father of middle of the road cinema, a genre whose gifts include Chhoti Si Baat, Chitchor, Rajnigandha and Baton Baton Mein.
Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra and Mithun Chakraborty have acted in dozens of timeless classics. But these are not those movies. Today, we explore some of the most astoundingly bad films headlined by these A-listers, especially in the winter of their careers.
According to critics, the 1990s was lousy. But at the turn of the millennium, things got only worse. Just when all hopes were lost, miraculously, thanks to the emergence of a new breed of indie actors and directors, Bollywood veered towards a seismic shift whose legacy shapes it even today.