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The top five Reel stories of last week

The fascinating tale of the many Anarkalis, why women love Fawad Khan, and more.

It’s time to press rewind on the last seven days.

The fascinating tale of the many Anarkalis

Multiple versions of the legend of the court dancer who fell in love with the Mughal prince Salim have been filmed in various languages. Find out more here.

Five stars only: ‘Yi Yi’ by Edward Yang

The Taiwanese filmmaker’s sprawling and intimate portrait of a family is one of the best in the genre. Read more here.

The final word on why women love Fawad Khan

A billet doux to the 34-year-old Pakistani actor who has been creating weather disturbances across India. Read more here.

‘I love the camera and it loves me back’: Swaroop Sampat on her big-screen comeback

The actress, special needs teacher and evergreen Shringar model will be seen in the movies after several years in R Balki’s ‘Ki and Ka’. Read more here.

When Danny Denzongpa sang ghazals

Apart from a flourishing film career, the actor sang in Hindi and Nepali. Read more here.

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