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Revisiting three generations of the Kapoors in Kal Aaj Aur Kal

There’s something intimate about watching actors related to one another on the big screen. Even in its fictional skin, it allows audience to imagine how they must be around each other in real life. And so it’s easy to understand … Continue reading

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The bitter irony & burning intimacy of Raj Kapoor’s Awara

Often one hears this line or its ilk—Koi bhi insaan apni maa ki kok se mujrim bankar paida nahi hota—in the movies.  The sentiment’s worn out, mocked at reputation has undermined the heft of its authenticity. Raj Kapoor’s 1951 classic, … Continue reading

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Revisiting Raj Kapoor’s directorial debut, Aag

The first film is always indescribably special. But as director Wes Anderson aptly observes, no one at that point thinks of it as a ‘stepping stone to anything’ because ‘the thing itself’ is ‘just everything in the world to us … Continue reading

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