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, 3 weeks 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, 2 weeks 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, 1 month ago Bollywood's Top 10 HITS of 2016 Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Paris isn't for changing planes. It's...it's for changing your outlook. For throwing open the windows and letting in, letting in la vie en rose.' 'Paris is for lovers. Maybe that's why I stayed only 35 minutes.' As Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart's engrossing exchange in Sabrina will tell you, Paris spells r-o-m-a-n-c-e, lots of it. Those who've visited cannot get enough. Those who haven't cannot stop wishing. That's the magic and lure of the French capital, which has inspired filmmakers ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The Supreme Court's order passed on 30 November - that the national anthem should be played in all theatres while the national flag flutters on the screen - exposes the lack of 'underconfidence' of the establishment and the nation itself. There are various ...catchnews.com, 2 months 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, 2 weeks 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, 2 weeks ago
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