All stories by Dinesh Raheja
Why the Tragedy King turned to ComedyRediff.com10 Jul 2021
After repeatedly essaying the role of doomed lover, Dilip Kumar, a thinking actor, found it diffcult to break out of in real life. Heeding his psychoanalyst, he flirted with some frothy roles and played the swashbuckling hero with elan, recalls Dinesh Raheja.
Farewell, NimmiRediff.com26 Mar 2020
Nimmi, the legendary actress, passed away at her Mumbai home on Wednesday, March 25.
Asha Bhosle: 30 Eternal ClassicsRediff.com8 Sep 2018
Dinesh Raheja salutes the legend's versatility in her heyday.
Ittefaq: The litmus test of Yash Chopra's careerRediff.com2 Nov 2017
Despite a few flaws in the film, Yash Chopra distinguishes himself.
Shakila starred in some of the finest Hindi songsRediff.com21 Sep 2017
Shakila's seductive performances in the ever-popular club number Babuji Dheere Chalna and the fabulous torch song Hoon Abhi Main Jawaan made filmmakers sit up and notice this new talent.
7 shades of emotion, Bollywood styleRediff.com24 Aug 2017
Love, fear, sadness, and many more, seen through the filmi lens.
Sadhana: What movies! What songs!Rediff.com25 Dec 2015
'As the burkha-clad beauty Husna in Mere Mehboob, she inspired Shakeel Badayuni to compose Mere Mehboob Tujhe Meri Mohabbat Ki Kasam/Phir Mujhe Un Nargisi Aankhon Ka Sahara De De. Hasrat Jaipuri showered epithets like Nargis-e-Mastaana and Phoolon Ki Rani, Baharon Ki Malika on her in Arzoo.'
Going back in time with SadhanaRediff.com25 Dec 2015
'I want my fans to remember me as the Sadhana of Love In Simla, Mere Mehboob, Woh Kaun Thi and Arzoo,' the Bollywood legend, who passed into the ages on Christmas Day, told Dinesh Raheja.
Remembering Smita PatilRediff.com3 Dec 2015
On the 20th anniversary of her tragic death, the actress remains strikingly relevant.
Shashi Kapoor: The Icon of SuaveRediff.com23 Mar 2015
Yesteryear's heart-throb Shashi Kapoor will get the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for his contribution to Indian cinema. On this occasion, we reproduce Dinesh Raheja's nostalgia piece on the actor here: