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Farewell Vinod Khanna: Heaven must be full of swagger today

My earliest memory of Vinod Khanna is sealed in anger. On screen, he was burning up the dance floor with Raakhee to the carefree beats of Pyar zindagi hai in Muqaddar Ka Sikandar. Off screen, I was seeing red and feeling the intensity of … Continue reading

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Super filmi week: Of Garam Dharam & Mantrik Origins

There’s nothing as a dull day for someone who writes about films for a living. I wrote a diary about my ardency for the medium in 2002 and I feel exactly the same enthusiasm more than a decade later. Even … Continue reading

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Shakti: Dilip Kumar-Big B’s ultimate face-off in Ramesh Sippy’s 1982 drama

‘Ruk jao Vijay warna mein goli chala dunga.’ When I think about my earliest movie memories, the sound of Dilip Kumar’s warning and the visual of him chasing Amitabh Bachchan at the airport tarmac leading to Shakti’s heartbreaking climax comes … Continue reading

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