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How Sohrab Modi won over Prithviraj Kapoor in Sikander

‘Sikander ne Porous se ki thi ladayi, jo ki thi ladayi, toh main kya karoon?’ shrugged Mohan Choti in a catchy song from Anpadh. If only he had watched the Sohrab Modi classic, Sikander he wouldn’t feel so dismissive about … Continue reading

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Ram Aur Shyam: Revisiting Dilip Kumar’s most delightful double role

Showbiz is quick to bestow epithets. And so Dilip Kumar is continually addressed as ‘Tragedy King’ and Amitabh Bachchan is synonymous with ‘Angry Young Man’ even if they have, on multiple occasions, proven to be just as merry or composed … Continue reading

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Teesri Manzil: Style, substance, suspense and Shammi Kapoor!

Can you imagine Teesri Manzil without Shammi Kapoor? Me? Not even hypothetically. But the truth is that filmmaker Nasir Husain originally conceptualised the classic mystery with Dev Anand in mind. The two had previously worked on Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota … Continue reading

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