Monthly Archives: January 2017

Malika-e-Husn ! Tarannum ! Adakaari !

I express my sincere gratitude towards my dear friend Cattie for inspiring me write this review which is my tribute to the legendary lady artist of the Indian screen – Suraiya. The way there cannot be another Talat Mahmood or … Continue reading

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Winning hatred over through sympathy and love

Director Raj Kanwar has directed many hit movies during the past two decades but Badal (2000) is an underrated movie of him which was not successful commercially and not much talked about as well. I had seen this movie when … Continue reading

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Watan Pe Jo Fida Hoga, Amar Woh Naujawaan Hoga …

Himaalay Ki Bulandi Se Suno Aawaaz Hai Aai, Kaho Maaon Se Den Bete, Kaho Behno Se Den Bhai (Please listen to the call has come from the heights of the Himaalayas. Ask the mothers to give their sons and the … Continue reading

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Give blood ! Take freedom !

Today is the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who has been my idol since my childhood. The great son of India had arrived on the Earth exactly 120 years ago. He lightened up millions of hearts during his known … Continue reading

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Karna died but the caste-system survives

Around 26-27 years back when I was living in Kolkata (then Calcutta), I happened to read a small news-shaped article in the English newspaper – The Statesman which was titled as – ‘Ardh-Rathi Karna Died, The Caste-System Still Survives’. The … Continue reading

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Hercule Poirot resolves his last case after dying

Among the English novelists, if I really adore someone, it’s Agatha Christie. Decades back, I happened to read Peril at End House and thereafter there was no looking back for me. That day and today, I have been her ardent fan. … Continue reading

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Yaad Kiya Dil Ne Kahaan Ho Tum . . .

All of a sudden, I just remembered something today and immediately felt an urge to express my feelings that have welled out of my memories. Today is 19th January and this is the date on which I had heard the … Continue reading

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Blender’s pride

Blender’s Pride is a premium whiskey and hence, before I start reviewing Hindi movie – Kai Po Che (2013), let me put forth a disclaimer that I do not promote consumption of alcoholic drinks and this review has nothing to … Continue reading

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By all means worth a watch

My Name is Khan (2010) is the first (and till date the only) movie created by Karan Johar without keeping the box office in his mind. Seemingly inspired by Hollywood movie Forest Gump (1994), the movie is based upon the … Continue reading

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When the plan of a perfect murder goes awry

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie – Dial M for Murder (1954) was remade in Hollywood after 44 years as A Perfect Murder (1998). However its Indian version had come thirteen years prior to that as Aitbaar (1985). Director Mukul Anand adapted … Continue reading

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