The week that was

The top five Reel stories of last week

What women sing about in Hindi movies, why Agatha Christie works best on the small screen and more.

Let us press rewind on the last six days.

How books on cinema are actually published in India (it’s hilarious)

A literary agent spills the beans on the secrets of the Bollywood book. Read more here.

Really, Ajay Devgn? Kamaal R Khan is your secret weapon?

The backstory to one of the most unsavoury rows in Hindi cinema in recent memory. Read more here.

Dreams and nightmares of ‘Acche din’ in Rajinder Singh Bedi’s classic ‘Dastak’

Mumbai is a bleak house in the directorial debut of the renowned writer, whose birth anniversary is on September 1. Read more here.

The Mystery of the TV Set (or, why Agatha Christie works best on the small screen)

Television has done far better justice to the celebrated crime writer’s novels and stories than the movies. Read more here.

What women sing about in Hindi movies (hint: anything but themselves)

A female character’s personality is rarely the subject of a song in a Hindi film. Read more here.

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