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Looking back at Shyam Benegal’s mesmerising Mandi

Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle … 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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