We celebrate Republic Day with this special feature, published on Rediff.com in January 2013. Quite a few Bollywood heroes have worn patriotism proudly on their sleeves. As we get into a patriotic spirit, we ask you, dear readers, to vote for the most patriotic hero through the ages. Click through the slide show and vote for YOUR favourite at the end. Manoj Kumar IMAGE: Manoj Kumar in Upkar. So great and well known was his dedication to making films about patriotism that ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Raees does not have even a token sane Muslim character that has been a staple of Bollywood, says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. A thin line separates the anti-hero of Hindi cinema from the villain. While the anti-hero can steal, rob, and kill without remorse -- much the same things that the villain will do -- he cannot transgress some codes. He can harass women, but not rape. He can sell guns, but not drugs. And above all he cannot act against his country. These are the jobs that the villain is paid ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
2016 has come to a close and the year has been decent for Bollywood. While there has been a biggie at the top [ Sultan ], another is all set to emerge as a huge Blockbuster is Dangal . There have been seven 100 crore grossers in 2016 and a couple of hardcore ...Bollywood Hungama, 2 months ago
Sukanya Verma gives us 26 reasons why we love Aamir Khan! In actor Benedict Cumberbatch's words, 'The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.' Few mainstream actors have tried to live up to that maxim like Aamir Khan. Even though he made his entry into films as a traditional romantic hero, the actor made a conscious effort to get out of the rut and establish himself in every role one assumed he wasn't cut out for. A ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
We have often adorned our bookshelves with tomes eulogising towering figures from history. Mostly these have been men. In a first, Ira Mukhoty unravels the stories of eight great Indian women. Heroines: Powerful Indian Women of Myth & History ( Aleph Books) ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
In his most recent gesture, the champion wrestler refused dowry and took just 1 as shagun for his wedding IMAGE: Yogeshwar Dutt has emerged as a hero outside the wrestling mat too. Photograph: PTI His profile picture on Twitter shows him proudly displaying the bronze medal he won at the 2012 London Olympics. In a country, where sporting heroes apart from cricketers are scarce, the medal obtained in the 60 kg freestyle wrestling event should be good enough for India to remember Yogeshwar ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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