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As CBI investigates CBI, the movie to watch is Special 26

Neeraj Pandey-directed and Akshay Kumar-starrer Special 26 is a con artist drama based on a real-life incident.

Seeta Aur Geeta is the legacy of Hema Malini, the actor

Hema Malini ruled the film from start to finish, which also starred reigning superstar Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar.

Long before India’s #MeToo, Pati Patni Aur Woh thought workplace harassment was funny

B.R. Chopra film’s overarching philosophy remains ‘men will be men’.

Superstar Dilip Kumar was the ‘Thug of Hindostan’ in 1968 hit film Sunghursh

If you are expecting a bandit-genre movie, Harnam Singh Rawail’s ‘Sunghursh’ is not it.

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam took on adultery way before Supreme Court did

Abrar Alvi’s 1962 film Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam made way for a fearless and gutsy Meena Kumari.

Yash Chopra’s Waqt was the dazzling Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham of its time

Yash Chopra’s Waqt had it all: Family, love triangles, multiple stars, hit music and a courtroom.

Ankhen, India’s first big spy film had a Doctor, Madam, Captain, and of course, Lily

Ramanand Sagar's Ankhen was released in 1968, the year India’s spy agency RAW was formed.

Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi was a 1966 film, but it speaks to the crisis in journalism today

The film is based on the relationship between an editor and a proprietor, and is a love-triangle melodrama set around the newsroom.

Narendra Modi’s gutter remark makes one want to watch ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ again

The tragedy of India is that almost four decades later, we are still living inside that last iconic shot of the film.

Amar Akbar Anthony is the perfect thematic prequel to Mulk

Rishi Kapoor’s Murad in Mulk is a four-decade-old version of the Akbar that he played in the 1977 multi-starrer minus the lightness.

On Camera

YourTurn

Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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