Shaikh Ayaz

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Sixty Years of Baiju Bawra

How an unassuming film, with a small star cast and not-yet-famous music composer, became the mother of all musicals and a precursor to Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar

The Three-Star Filmmaker

Director of Paan Singh Tomar Tigmanshu Dhulia on tightfisted critics, producers he could perhaps kill, and what his experience of theatre and television taught him about filmmaking

That 70s Showman

Milan Luthria, director of The Dirty Picture, on his fear of beginnings, love of dark characters and favourite Bollywood era

In Search of Modern Art

From Raza to Husain to the leader of the Bombay Progressives, FN Souza, nobody really knew what modern art or modernity was. It was Paris and its influences that gave their amorphous ideas a sense of form and identity