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Possible to steal Amitabh Bachchan’s thunder? In Amazon Prime’s Chehre, Emraan Hashmi does

Chehre is not just Rhea Chakraborty's comeback, it is also Emraan Hashmi's. He's far beyond a 'lover boy'.
Screengrab of Netflix's Sex Education Season 3 trailer. | Photo credit: YouTube/Netflix

Netflix’s Sex Education is the closest we’ll get to ‘that’ conversation in India, for now

Conversations about sex make Indians uncomfortable. Even in school, where we are supposed to be educated, sexual health is a chapter best not taught.

In trying to save the world, James Bond just saved the franchise

Does the world need 007? James Bond has given us the ultimate Goldfinger.
ThePrint team

Taxi Driver — one of India’s first ‘cabbie films’, which sealed Dev Anand’s romantic hero image

On Dev Anand's 98th birth anniversary, ThePrint revisits a film close to his heart — a complete Anand family production, whose heroine he married.

Guddi — Jaya Bhaduri’s debut, a coming-of-age story, and one of India’s best ‘fan films’

Though it was her debut movie, Jaya Bachchan put on a stellar show as Guddi, a young college girl in '70s India who crushes hard on Dharmendra and refuses to marry anyone else.
Illustration: Manisha Yadav | ThePrint

‘Khushboo’ — how Gulzar captured a strong woman who loves but won’t be a pushover

At a time when women did not have much say in a lot of matters, especially when it came to relationships & matrimony, 'Khushboo' is a story of a woman exercising her choice.
Illustration: Manisha Yadav | ThePrint

Just 2 fragrant Salil Chowdhury songs were enough to make 1974’s ‘Rajnigandha’ bloom

On Salil Chowdhury's 26th death anniversary, ThePrint revisits Basu Chatterjee's slice-of-life film on love and relationships, starring Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha.
Graphic by ThePrint team

5 songs and 5 moods to remember Khayyam, Bollywood’s versatile music composer

The musical maestro did merely 57 films but his output was stellar and versatile. The songs of Kabhie Kabhie and Umrao Jaan are some of his timeless musical compositions. 
Graphic by ThePrint team

Upkar — film born of churn in newly-Independent India gave Bollywood a hit formula

Upkar, released in 1967, represents the issues India faced at the time. It celebrates rural India, and depicts the temptations that may trigger greed.
Lyricist Shakeel Badayuni | Credit: Graphic by ThePrint team

5 songs to remember Shakeel Badayuni, Hindi cinema’s romantic poet

Ahead of Shakeel Badayuni's 105th birth anniversary on 3 August, we look back on his remarkable career and his unabashedly romantic soul.

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Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal | PTI/ANI

Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif have pulled off the greatest Bollywood ‘heist’

How to be private people in a 24x7 online world? Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif just pulled off an impossible feat.

Billionaire backed FabIndia seeks Rs 3,770 crore in IPO

FabIndia aims to submit its draft red herring prospectus as soon as early next year. Its IPO will largely consist of investors selling existing shares.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu in New Delhi Monday | ANI

Why Rajnath raised China’s Ladakh aggression at 2+2 dialogue with Beijing’s friend Russia

India and Russia’s maiden 2+2 dialogue comes at a time when New Delhi’s ties with Washington are on an upswing while its oldest ally — Moscow — gets closer to Beijing.   

Yes, UPA’s dead. But here’s what Mamata, PK are saying about Congress & why that’s right too

Even in its second successive annihilation by BJP, Congress retained a solid block of 20% votes. That’s why all of BJP’s victims want the Congress at the core of their challenge.
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