Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: Bollywood

‘Acting is not for you’—how Rajendra Kumar braved rejection to become Bollywood’s Jubilee King

Born into a family of means, Partition brought Rajendra Kumar and his family to a cramped apartment in Delhi. But he was not one to give up.

‘But she was a Muslim girl’ – Sanjeev Kumar’s singledom started with a first heartbreak

In ‘Sanjeev Kumar’, Reeta Ramamurthy Gupta and Uday Jariwala write about the actor’s complex and eventful love life and its intersection with his career.

Koffee With Karan has no guts to reinvent itself. Bollywood has changed, rapid-fire hasn’t

All three in the first episode – Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh – were affected by the ‘vilification’ of Bollywood post SSR death. But they rather talk diamond rings.

‘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.

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Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
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You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.