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Giridhar Jha
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Giridhar Jha

The writer is Editor, Outlook-Hindi and a bilingual journalist with over three decades of experience. Also,  a National Award winner for Best Critic on Cinema.

Articles by Giridhar Jha

Bitter ‘Haqeeqat’, Bollywood Is No ‘Shershaah’ Of War Movies With Masala And Melodrama

Bitter ‘Haqeeqat’, Bollywood Is No ‘Shershaah’ Of War Movies With Masala And Melodrama

Jul 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Movies like Border and Uri: The Surgical Strike turned out to blockbusters, largely because of the themes of...

Dharmendra In A Karan Johar Movie, Is Bollywood Finally Looking Beyond Amitabh Bachchan?

Dharmendra In A Karan Johar Movie, Is Bollywood Finally Looking Beyond Amitabh Bachchan?

Jul 24, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Hopefully, Karan Johar’s film 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' will start a trend and bring back on the...

Bollywood’s Young Brigade Needs To Grin And Bear With Film Critics

Bollywood’s Young Brigade Needs To Grin And Bear With Film Critics

Jul 19, 2021 Giridhar Jha

It is the audience that remains the ultimate arbiter of a film’s destiny. They can make 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' a...

How Fans Who Wrote Love Letters In Blood Dumped Rajesh Khanna For Amitabh Bachchan

How Fans Who Wrote Love Letters In Blood Dumped Rajesh Khanna For Amitabh Bachchan

Jul 18, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Stardom can be ephemeral but rarely does one come across as heart-breaking an example as that of Rajesh...

Chirag Paswan In No Hurry For An Alliance With Lalu Yadav’s RJD

Chirag Paswan In No Hurry For An Alliance With Lalu Yadav’s RJD

Jul 17, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Chirag Paswan might have been ditched both by the BJP and the five MPs of his party at the moment, but the...

Nitish Kumar Has An Aggressive BJP To Contend With In His New Term

Nitish Kumar Has An Aggressive BJP To Contend With In His New Term

Jul 15, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Thanks to their numerical strength in the state assembly, BJP leaders no longer seem to accept anything and...

Yeh Dil Maange More: Why Bihar Felt Cheated In Modi Govt Reshuffle

Yeh Dil Maange More: Why Bihar Felt Cheated In Modi Govt Reshuffle

Jul 14, 2021 Giridhar Jha

A Modi cabinet expansion raises hopes of representation everywhere, and it was a jumbo expansion too. Yet...

Black Fungus To Missing Gold Locket, Nitish Kumar Gets An Earful At Janata Durbar 2.O

Black Fungus To Missing Gold Locket, Nitish Kumar Gets An Earful At Janata Durbar 2.O

Jul 13, 2021 Giridhar Jha

On July 12, altogether 146 people, including 28 women showed up at the Janata Durbar where the chief minister...

Betrayed By 'Chacha' Paras, Chirag Paswan Wins Over 'Badi Maa'

Betrayed By 'Chacha' Paras, Chirag Paswan Wins Over 'Badi Maa'

Jul 11, 2021 Giridhar Jha

After Pashupati Kumar Paras' overnight rebellion, Chirag visited his ancestral home at Shaharbanni village to...

Sushil Modi Did Not Become A Minister At Centre, But Why Is Lalu & Co Happy?

Sushil Modi Did Not Become A Minister At Centre, But Why Is Lalu & Co Happy?

Jul 10, 2021 Giridhar Jha

It is widely believed that Sushil Modi’s ‘expose’ of corruption charges against Lalu Prasad’s sons...

Pashupati Paras Has The Last Laugh Amid Nitish Kumar-Chirag Paswan's Running Feud

Pashupati Paras Has The Last Laugh Amid Nitish Kumar-Chirag Paswan's Running Feud

Jul 08, 2021 Giridhar Jha

It is nothing short of a windfall for Paras, who may never have thought of joining the Modi govt until a...

Dilip Kumar Supported Emergency, Campaigned For Sanjay Gandhi

Dilip Kumar Supported Emergency, Campaigned For Sanjay Gandhi

Jul 08, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Despite being one of the finest actors ever, he fell on bad times in the 1970s when his films did not work,...

Bollywood And Malayalam: Why Malabar Coast Was Too Far For Malabar Hill

Bollywood And Malayalam: Why Malabar Coast Was Too Far For Malabar Hill

Jul 08, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Unlike its yen for Telugu and Tamil, Bollywood never much took to Malayalam—despite a stray Aap ki Kasam or...

The Original Perfectionist, Dilip Kumar Can Be Compared Only To Himself

The Original Perfectionist, Dilip Kumar Can Be Compared Only To Himself

Jul 07, 2021 Giridhar Jha

From Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar to Naseeruddin Shah and Shah Rukh Khan, almost everybody aspired to...

It’s Bossy Babus vs Helpless Netas In Nitish Kumar’s Bihar

It’s Bossy Babus vs Helpless Netas In Nitish Kumar’s Bihar

Jul 02, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Several ministers are known to have complained to Nitish directly over ‘flagrant neglect’ by the top...

With A Gasp, They Left Us

With A Gasp, They Left Us

Jul 01, 2021 Astha Savyasachi

It was an airless storm that blew over India this summer. Human beings were felled, like ninepins, after...

Lantern Light For Chirag

Lantern Light For Chirag

Jun 30, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Can Paswan Junior re-invent himself with help from the Yadav scion? Big brother Nitish will be watching...

I Was Never Told My Character In Maharani Was Based On Lalu Yadav: Sohum Shah

I Was Never Told My Character In Maharani Was Based On Lalu Yadav: Sohum Shah

Jun 30, 2021 Giridhar Jha

In an interview, Sohum Shah explains why did he not try to copy the mannerisms of Lalu Prasad Yadav while...

Bound To A Sinking Boat

Bound To A Sinking Boat

Jun 24, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Covid dealt death and near-death, and its all-consuming maw took our livelihoods and ate away our savings...

Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

Jun 16, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Even though Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav fought with each other for a brief while for the railway...