The Reel

The top five Reel stories of last week

How Jehangir Bhownagary transformed the Films Division, when Mohammed Rafi sang in English, Creole, Dutch and Persian, and more.

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

From Dev Anand’s back catalogue, the Indo-Filipino movie about an evil princess and opium smuggling

‘The Evil Within’ starred the Indian superstar alongside Zeenat Aman, Prem Nath and Iftekhar, but it failed to launch Anand’s international career. Read more here.

How Jehangir Bhownagary transformed the Films Division and the Indian documentary

A survey of the government-run documentary production unit between 1948 and 1975 profiles the visionary filmmaker. Read more here.

Sunidhi Chauhan interview: ‘I want my fans to separate the singer from the actor’

After appearing in the short film ‘Playing Priya, the multilingual talent is ready for more acting roles. Read more here.

Not just Hindi: When Mohammed Rafi sang in English, Creole, Dutch and Persian

The legendary singer extended his vocal range to foreign languages whenever he got the opportunity. Read more here.

‘Kabali’ film is a response to the 2012 Dharmapuri caste riots, says Dalit scholar Stalin Rajangam

The Rajinikanth blockbuster has enough subtext for those who look closely, says the author of a new book on caste and cinema. Read more here.

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