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Vinod Khanna: An actor with a touch of sadness
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Vinod Khanna: An actor with a touch of sadness

Aseem Chhabra sensed an internal turmoil in Vinod Khanna which sometimes showed the moody person on screen. When I think of Vinod Khanna, I am reminded of his quiet brooding persona, the unemployed young man in Gulzar's Mere Apne (1971) -- left -- lip-synching to Kishore Kumar's song Koi Hota Jisko Apna. He was tall and handsome, carrying the weight of heartbreak on his shoulders, his face. He did not have a lot to do in that song, other than to project that tragedy, the loss that had led him ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Goodbye Regal Theatre. Thank you for the memories

'I know all good things have to end someday. But memories, especially film memories are special,' says Aseem Chhabra. In 1971, director Samir Ganguly's Sharmeelee opened in theatres across India. Raakhee played a double role of twin sisters. Only a few films old at the time, Raakhee was on the verge of becoming a star. But the film had a bigger star -- Shashi Kapoor -- and I was a fan of his. I wanted to see Sharmeelee for its songs and romance, but I knew my mother would not let me see a film ...
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10 movie gems from Berlin

Here are Aseem Chhabra's picks -- 'films that mattered to me, entertained me and will stay with me through the year.' With nearly 400 films in several different sections, this year's Berlinale was a treat for the senses of film lovers. February is a cold month in Germany and so as in the past Berlin's heated movie theatres became a refuge for film fanatics. This was my ninth year at the Berlinale and I ended up breaking my own record. I watched 39 films -- some exceptionally good, while others ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Kashish: 8th edition of South Asia's largest LGBTQI film fest takes off with much fanfare!

“While I'm proud that we at Godrej have created a culture where our LGBTQI colleagues can be comfortable being 'out' at work, corporates rarely do anything without a selfish reason and we at Godrej have decided to be LGBTQI-inclusive too with a selfish ...
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PIX: Ranbir-Neetu at Rishi Kapoor's book launch

Rishi Kapoor released his autobiography Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored in Mumbai over the weekend, and his entire family showed up in support. A look at the pictures: Rishi Kapoor with wife Neetu.   In his autobiography, Rishi writes that he doesn't like any of son Ranbir Kapoor's movies. Read an excerpt here.   Rishi's mother Krishna Raj Kapoor arrives. Behind her, is his sister Reema Jain.   Rishi Kapoor's uncle Shashi Kapoor celebrated his birthday a day ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Trump has waged all-out war on human rights

'Responding with outrage is not enough.''It is the time, and the responsibility of all who hold those rights dear, to fight back, says Aakar Patel.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Usually this column appears with the disclaimer that though the writer works for Amnesty India, these are his personal views. This column is Amnesty's view. For those who watched appalled as Donald Trump bellowed to victory in the US presidential election on a platform of fear, xenophobia and hate, there was ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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Lunchbox director: From Irrfan to Broadbent to Redford

'One of the director's primary jobs is to make sure that all the actors perform as if they are in the same movie, playing in the same band -- one is not acting in a different band than the other.'The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra has two films coming up this year. IMAGE: Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent in The Sense Of An Ending. In 2013, Ritesh Batra's The Lunchbox played at the Cannes Film Festival where it won the Grand Golden Rail award. Following its successful run at various other ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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