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About 16 results for "navketan"

Sheila Ramani, 1950s star, no more

NEW DELHI/MHOW: Actor Sheila Ramani Cowasji, who breathed style and sensuality to the Anglo-Indian nightclub singer Sylvie in the superhit Taxi Driver (1954), passed away in Mhow on Wednesday. She was in her early 80s. Ramani was suffering from ... Times of India, 1 week ago

The Agony and Ecstasy of Being Guru Dutt

A mention of Guru Dutt 's name invariably evokes the image of Vijay, the struggling poet from his 1957 masterpiece Pyaasa. More than half a century later, the scenes of the movie are still fresh in mind and the melodies fresher. For who can forget ...
 Tehelka3 weeks ago

Golden oldie

Released in 1965, the Hindi Guide was a super hit, whereas the English version flopped. Author Pearl S. Buck was impressed by R. K. Narayan's novel, The Guide. The story was appealing. So when she interacted with Bollywood actor Dev Anand at the ...
 The Hindu3 weeks ago
Hindustan Times

Filmindia: A glimpse into hindi cinema's early years

CID is not merely an unpleasant crime tale. It is a stupid crime tale…Dev Anand fails to look like a CID Inspector even for a single second…Waheeda Rehman doesn't impress much either with her acting or her looks. These scathing words are from ...
 Hindustan Times4 weeks ago
Odisha 360

Book Review: The Patels of Filmindia: Pioneers of Indian Film Journalism

A captivating account of activist film journalism of 1930s-onward In an India swirling with cultural undercurrents, one area that has remained largely underserved by writerly attention. Although in recent years there have been several books written ...
 ZeeNews.com1 month ago A captivating account of activist film journalism of 1930s-onward  ProKerala.com1 month ago
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Father's Day Special: Getting to know Dev Anand

'He would never make you feel he was bigger or more important than you.''He always said 'I will die with my boots on,' and he died with his boots on. I salute him!' In the run-up to Father's Day, we celebrate Bollywood's famous fathers, seen through the eyes of their offspring, in a special series. We reproduce an interview with Suneil Anand (first published December 2011), where he tells Patcy N/ Rediff.com what it was like growing up as Dev Anand's son. I think my father is happy, and ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago
Femina

Usha Uthup: Life of the party

by When she was offered the job of singing at Trincas, Kolkata's iconic restaurant, Usha Uthup insisted shed perform in a sari, not a dress. Forty years later, the singer is still rocking the sari-bindi-gajra look, enthralling audiences and fans ...
 Femina1 month ago

Sounds of silence

Success, it is said and believed, is a lonely road. Failure lonelier. Underachievement is probably the loneliest of all. Hindi film songs have been highly imaginative in plumbing the potential of loneliness. Filmmakers and lyricists have been sold ...
 Hindu Business Line1 month ago

Glimpses of reel world lost in time

KOLKATA: In 1947, Dev Anand had gifted an autographed photo of his to Ruma Guha Thakurta. Three years later, they starred together for the first time in 'Afsar', a film produced by the Navketan banner. The Chetan Anand film is no longer available ...
 Times of India2 months ago

Movie Review 'Bombay Velvet': It's more like Bombay velcroed

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Satyadeep Mishra, Manish Choudhary, Kay Kay Menon, Siddharth Basu Director: Anurag Kashyap Rating: 2 stars It's not everyday that an epic bore is mounted on so grand and spectacular a scale.
 Deccan Chronicle2 months ago
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