Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicMadhubala

Topic: Madhubala

Why Dilip Kumar initially said ‘no’ to Mughal-e-Azam

In ‘Dilip Kumar: Peerless Icon Inspiring Generations’, Trinetra and Anshula Bajpai write that Sapru was first chosen to play Prince Salim, but the shooting got shelved due to Partition.

Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi — the hit musical comedy that Kishore Kumar had hoped would flop

Even after more than 60 years, the movie is immensely watchable, thanks to easy-breezy comedy, great chemistry, Kishore Kumar's energy and S.D. Burman's tunes.

Madhubala and K Asif’s grandeur is what makes Mughal-e-Azam an epic

A film with one of the highest production costs and the biggest collections, Mughal-e-Azam’s success can be put down to Madhubala’s grace and beauty.

Mantoubala — when Greece serenaded Madhubala

On her 87th birth anniversary, ThePrint revisits the song that a Greek musician crooned for Madhubala.

Mr. & Mrs. ’55, a light-hearted rom-com that raised questions about feminism 6 decades ago

Guru Dutt and Madhubala’s chemistry and some masterful cinematography make this film sparkle despite some problematic gender equations.

Remembering Madhubala, film screen legend who was ‘story of India’ and wanted ‘to live’

On her 50th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the iconic actor's career who was more than just a figure of loss.

On Camera

YourTurn

PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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