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Black gold A poster of Kala Patthar
Black gold A poster of Kala Patthar

Blast From the Past

Much before ‘Coalgate’ hit the headlines, Yash Chopra opened the gates to the grime and grunge involved in cutting black diamond with “Kaala Patthar”. Ziya Us Salam revisits the minefield of talent and content and underlines the value of Sahir Ludhiyanvi amidst all the action.


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