Dinesh Raheja has written on cinema for over 25 years. Raised on a staple diet of two films a week, Raheja is currently the Editor of Bollywood News Service. In his long and prolific career as a writer, he has worked as the Editor of Movie magazine (1988-1999), been a columnist for Sunday Mid-day, Channel Editor of India Today’s online film section and written scripts for television. Raheja has also authored two books on cinema, The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema (1996) and Indian Cinema, The Bollywood Saga (2004). Recently, Raheja has started a weekly open discussion group called, ‘Let’s Talk Over Chai’ that enables professionals from myriad spheres to exchange opinions on trenchantly topical issues and, of course, Raheja’s first love, cinema.
Jitendra Kothari is a passionate film archivist and film historian. Currently the Deputy Editor of Bollywood News Service, Jitendra found journalism the perfect cauldron to merge related interests: literature, numbers, history and the movies. He has co-authored The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema and Indian Cinema, The Bollywood Saga with Raheja. Besides his long tenure as Deputy Editor of Movie magazine, he has also scripted the BBC TV show Film India and worked on the film section of India Today online. Kothari’s commitment to documenting cinema history was shaped from personal journals in which he has, for years, recorded his comments on classic movies as well as filmographies of numerous creative entities connected to the Hindi film world.