Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: Bollywood

‘Sanjeev Kumar’: New book on late superstar brings out the dada, the friend and the lover

Published by HarperCollins India, ‘Sanjeev Kumar: The Actor We All Loved’ by Uday Jariwala and Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta will be released on 9 July on ThePrint’s SoftCover

‘Shut up! Damn you! Go to hell’ – Ashok Kumar, the heartthrob who struggled with fame

In ‘Dadamoni,’ Nabendu Ghosh writes about Hindi cinema’s first superstar who starred in Kismet, Mahal, Parineeta, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, and Jewel Thief.

Rocketry isn’t for Bollywood masala fans. It’s Madhavan’s show as ISRO’s Nambi Narayanan

Rocketry doesn't sacrifice essence for dramatic moments. And watch out for SRK’s cameo.

Rashtra Kavach Om another action dud from Bollywood. Watch only for Aditya Roy Kapur

The cast boasts of veterans like Prakash Raj and Ashutosh Rana, but even they can’t save the undercooked universe director Kapil Verma has tried to create.

‘Leke Pehla Pehla Pyar’ dancer Sheila Vaz was ’50s icon but Bollywood forgot to give credit

From 'Ramaiya Vastavaiya' to 'Ghar Aaja Ghir Aaye Badra', Sheila Vaz knew how to charm audiences with performance. Today, YouTubers agree with it.

Big hits, bigger numbers—South Indian films have charmed Hindi viewers, and for good reason

From KGF to RRR, South Indian films have entered the elite thousand crore club this year, thanks to their resounding success in Hindi belts.

A funny, layered entertainer, why Kissi Se Na Kehna deserves all the love but no hate

Released in 1983, a still from Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Kissi Se Na Kehna has landed Alt-News co-founder Mohammed Zubair in trouble.

Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.

Women politicians in Indian cinema emerged with Indira Gandhi. Now they’re just placeholders

OTT content like Dasvi or Panchayat 2 may have women leads. But their rise to power is often inorganic—the disturbing trend mirrors India's widening gender gap.

Why Salman Khan is the most-discussed but least-studied stars of Bollywood

In 'Bombay Cinema's Islamicate Histories', Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen outline the history and influence of Muslim cultures in Indian cinema.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.