The Chameleon

Geoffrey Brag was known among his friends to be an eccentric, obsessive man. I mean, whoever heard of a middle-class Englishman travel the length and breadth of India in Third-class train compartments, only to stage Shakespeare’s Plays? Brag had long discarded his family name and […]

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Five All-Time Best Comedies in Hindi

 5. Hera Pheri (2000) Priyadarshan’s breakout comedy caper was 2000’s surprise sleeper hit. A namesake of the 70s Big B starrer heist classic, it was the inspired rehash of a Malayalam film called Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), which was also remade in Tamil as Arangetra […]

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Naseeruddin Shah: The King of Spades

Today, July 20, happens to be Naseeruddin Shah’s birthday. Arguably the first ‘thinking man’s actor’ in the country, Naseer turns 60 today. Along with Amol Palekar, Farooq Sheikh and Om Puri, he was the face of the ‘New Wave’ in Indian cinema of the 70s-80s. […]

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