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Aamir Khan Decoded Part I: Chocolate Hero with a Hidden Talent

Note- Aamir Khan Decoded is a 6-part series encompassing the Bollywood superstar’s journey in the last thirty years through different phases of being a heartthrob, a method actor, an Oscar hunter, a media contributor and a money-maker. Here is a question for anyone acquainted with Bollywood cinema history: Which face is more likely to strike a…

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A R Rahman

In Search of A.R.Rahman

There’s an interesting paragraph in Baradwaj Rangan‘s post about A.R. Rahman‘s music for “I“, Shankar‘s latest magnum opus where he tells how he feels that the album is wholly individual and free.   “Free from the constraints of Tamil cinema. Free from hewing to situations. Free to leap off a cliff and land on a passing…

Robin-Williams

Robin Williams: Gone Too Soon

Death elicits a strange reaction in us. We find a state of reverence for some, a state we wouldn’t have imagined while they walked with us, made us smile, or saved us from our own bottomless abyss. We also forget about them as time flies. And then there are few who have been responsible for…

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar: Story without an End

Note- Here is a special article on Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary from well known film critic, writer and director- Khalid Mohamed,exclusively for MAM. The three Ganguly Brothers – of the iconic comedy Chalti ka Naam Gaadi (1958) – were a part of me, many of us I should think, but we never…