Even after three decades, Mandi proves its lasting relevance and powerful impact on cinephile memory by inviting comparisons to Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan. Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle and choices with endless fascination and empathy. Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Ever heard of 'gosht ka halwa' or 'dal ki dulhan'? Avantika Bhuyan profiles a battery of food enthusiasts who are out to make sure that you do resuscitating the country's fading culinary traditions. 29 states: Send us your best recipes IMAGE: Chef Anahita Dhondy introduced us to dishes like aleti paleti, chicken maiwalla, Granny's pulao, and malaido thanks to recipes she unearthed during trips to Parsi towns across Gujarat like Navsari and Udvada. Photograph: Courtesy Chef Anahita ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Most of the time I did not have anything to do in a film, even though I was in it throughout.'Saurabh Shukla, one of our finest character actors, shines yet again in his new film Jolly LLB 2. Did you know that after playing the memorable Kalu Mama in Satya, Saurabh Shukla had a lull in his career for six years? Did you know he almost gave up acting for direction? Did you know that Barfi! is one of his dearest films? The hugely talented Saurabh Shukla speaks to Rediff.com's Patcy N about his ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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