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Sands of Time: Part 27 | Any Resemblance To Pankaj Kapur Is Regretted

Sands of Time: Part 27 | Any Resemblance To Pankaj Kapur Is Regretted

Pankaj Kapur went on to feature in various roles which not only challenged his histrionic abilities, but introduced discerning audiences to whole new experiences. And yet, he is perhaps not as celebrated as contemporaries like Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Smita...

04 April 2022
Sands of Time: Part 26 | The Man Who Turned Tagore Into A Filmmaker

Sands of Time: Part 26 | The Man Who Turned Tagore Into A Filmmaker

There was a time when Kolkata — then known as Calcutta — was the heart of the Indian cinema industry, churning out stars and blockbusters of a scale the...

27 March 2022

Sands of Time | Part 25: Muzaffar Ali’s Gaman — Songs of Exodus

Mumbai, once known as Bombay, has been the throbbing nerve centre of Hindi cinema for long. But the real city never found its way to the screen till the late...

Sands of Time - Part 24: Mukul Anand - The Merchant of Really Large Things

Sands of Time - Part 24: Mukul Anand - The Merchant of Really Large Things

Mukul Anand was MAD. It was the name of his company, and it was what his team called him. No filmmaker of his generation had the kind of sweeping, panoramic...

25 March 2022

Sands of Time - Part 23: Hold Your Silence! Justice Prevails

Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s 'Die Panne' has spawned many adaptations, including HBO’s 'The Deadly Game', Bengali film 'Anusandhan' and Bollywood’s recent...

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12 March 2022
Sands of Time - Part 22: The Kapoor Actors You Hadn’t Heard Of

Sands of Time - Part 22: The Kapoor Actors You Hadn’t Heard Of

Right from Prithviraj Kapoor to Aadar Jain, the Kapoor bloodline has been in films for an unbroken span of 93 years. It was from Peshawar that Prithviraj set...


28 February 2022
Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Awaara Maseeha: Who Is Bollywood’s Favourite Writer?

Part 19 of 'Sands of Time' looks at the growing up of Bengali writer Sarat Chandra and his art, which was deeply influenced by the work of Victorian-era...


26 February 2022
From School Teacher To Bollywood Diva: The Adventures Of Prema Narayan

From School Teacher To Bollywood Diva: The Adventures Of Prema Narayan

Part 18 of 'Sands of Time' looks at the former beauty queen, dancer and actor Prema Narayan, who won the Femina Miss India World pageant in 1971 and went on to...


19 February 2022
Lata And Sandhya - Melodies Of A Misty Evening

Lata And Sandhya - Melodies Of A Misty Evening

The rumour mills often tried to drive a wedge between the two, but Sandhya Mukherjee and Lata Mangeshkar remained friends. As one passed into oblivion, the...


13 February 2022
Gabbar Singh: An Origin Story

Gabbar Singh: An Origin Story

Amjad Khan’s portrayal of Gabbar Singh showcased a skill nobody had ever seen on Indian screens. But the story of his success is also the story of his...


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12 February 2022
Not 'Yash Chopra Of Tamil Cinema', He's The Man Who Named Rajinikanth

Not 'Yash Chopra Of Tamil Cinema', He's The Man Who Named Rajinikanth

Throughout his awe-inspiring stint in theatre and cinema, K Balachander has told stories that would be considered brave even by today's standards, but always...


05 February 2022
Sands Of Time - Part 13 | Ramesh And Seema Deo: The Best Wedding Photo Ever Taken

Sands Of Time - Part 13 | Ramesh And Seema Deo: The Best Wedding Photo Ever Taken

Illustrious actor and theatre personality Ramesh Deo breathed his last this Wednesday. In Part 13 of Sands of Time, we pay a tribute by talking about his...


30 January 2022
Sands Of Time - Part 12 | A Tale Of Two Friends, Stardom And Death

Sands Of Time - Part 12 | A Tale Of Two Friends, Stardom And Death

Bollywood stardom usually conjures images of jealousy and one-upmanship. But it has also witnessed some friendships that survived. In part 12 of Sands of Time,...


29 January 2022
Sands of Time - Part 11| Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, The Nights Of Bengal, Hugh Grant And An Ancient Love Story

Sands of Time - Part 11| Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, The Nights Of Bengal, Hugh Grant And An Ancient Love Story

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam might be connected to a forgotten love story. No, not the one you are thinking about. In this part of Sands of Time, Amborish...


16 January 2022
Sands of Time – Part 10 | IS Johar, The Angry Man Who Made People Laugh

Sands of Time – Part 10 | IS Johar, The Angry Man Who Made People Laugh

Inder Sen Johar was the first Indian to be nominated for the BAFTA Awards. He shared the screen with Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia, and made films on...


15 January 2022
Sands Of Time - Part 9 | Raj Kiran: The Prince Who Got Away

Sands Of Time - Part 9 | Raj Kiran: The Prince Who Got Away

When Raj Kiran appeared on screen for the first time, he was sitting at the beach, surrounded by huge question marks carved on the sand. When his girlfriend...


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11 January 2022
Sands Of Time - Part 8 | Making Music In The Shadows: The Curious Case Of Kanu Roy

Sands Of Time - Part 8 | Making Music In The Shadows: The Curious Case Of Kanu Roy

In the eighth part of Outlook Magazine's 'Sands of Time' series, Amborish Roychoudhury takes a look at Kanu Roy and his work. Roy's songs still dominate...


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