Bollywood

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Shivkumar Sharma obituary
Virtuoso instrumentalist and composer who introduced the santoor to Indian classical music

Robin Denselow

15, May, 2022 @4:03 PM

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A biryani western on bhang: RRR reopens Indian cinema in spectacular style
Fans and critics welcome multilingual, pan-Indian, historical-action-romance blockbuster from the renowned Telugu film-maker SS Rajamouli

Saptarshi Ray

08, Apr, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Jalsa review – hit-and-run Bollywood drama speeds past social issues
Drama about a reporter who knows too much about a gruesome traffic incident checks off a grocery list of urgent questions without examining them

Phuong Le

17, Mar, 2022 @6:30 PM

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Gangubai Kathiawadi review – gutsy Indian true crime drama
The hard-hitting story of a sex worker who rises through the ranks of 60s gangland Mumbai is powered by a magnetic performance from Alia Bhatt

Wendy Ide

27, Feb, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Gangubai Kathiawadi review – Bollywood take on the mafia queen of the Mumbai underworld
Alia Bhatt stars as schmaltz and spectacular fantasy-musical setpieces balance the gruesomeness of this true-crime yarn

Peter Bradshaw

23, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Bappi Lahiri: ‘disco king of Bollywood’ gave Indian film a youthful injection
The music of Bappi ‘Da’, who died last week, fueled global hits and was sampled by Dr Dre and MIA

Nishant Mittal

20, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Gehraiyaan review – Deepika Padukone mesmerises in a torrid drama
There are shades of 90s erotic thrillers in this enjoyable if overcooked tale of romantic dissatisfaction and infidelity

Phuong Le

11, Feb, 2022 @9:33 AM

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Bollywood’s new affair: the film bringing complexity to screen infidelity
With an all-star cast led by Deepika Padukone, Gehraiyaan aims to bring a fresh realism to its love story. She and director Shakun Batra assess the risks they’re taking

Nirpal Dhaliwal

09, Feb, 2022 @10:17 AM

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‘The epitome of joy’: 10 of Lata Mangeshkar’s greatest songs
The late Indian star sang of love in all its glorious and terrible forms – but also rooted listeners in history and spirituality

Saima Mir

08, Feb, 2022 @12:30 PM

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A postcode lottery that I just can’t win | Brief letters
Brief letters: Home truths | Homage to Lata Mangeshkar | The new Wordle | A gift that keeps on giving

07, Feb, 2022 @5:18 PM

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Lata Mangeshkar obituary
One of India’s most famous playback singers hailed as ‘the nightingale of Bollywood’ who had a four-octave vocal range

Robin Denselow

07, Feb, 2022 @3:58 PM

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Lata Mangeshkar, legendary Bollywood singer, dies at 92
The singer who defined music and melody for generations in India has died in Mumbai

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

06, Feb, 2022 @12:21 PM

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