Vanishing Treasures Of Syncretism In Hindi Cinema: The Magic Known As Urdu

While there isn’t a scintilla of doubt that Hindi cinema has matured and metamorphosed over the decades, it has unfortunately also lost much along the way. One of these things is its portrayal of India’s cherished Hindu-Muslim syncretism through a profusion of Urdu dialogues and lyrics.

Veteran music composer Khayyam passes away

Legendary music director-composer Khayyam famed for his compositions in films like ‘Kabhie Kabhie’ and ‘Umrao Jaan’ breathed his last at the age of 92 at a hospital in Mumbai on August 19.

Javed Akhtar refuses to have written songs for PM Narendra Modi

Lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar denied having written songs for the Vivek Overoi – starrer PM Narendra Modi, based on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This came after a poster of the film featured Javed’s name as lyricist. The…