Monthly Archives: January 2017

Avoid using your brains to enjoy it properly

I can’t imagine that it’s the same Farhan Akhtar who had made a classic movie like Dil Chaahta Hai (2001). Don 2 (2011) entertains but it’s far from what can be considered an excellent movie. Most of the movie seems to have been … Continue reading

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The murderous full moon night

It is said that if someone is a bit abnormal since birth or childhood, his / her abnormality may manifest its ugly face during full moon nights because a full grown moon has something to do with the people’s unconscious … Continue reading

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Uttishthat ! Jaagrut ! Praapya Varaannibodhat !

Today is the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, the great Indian saint and scholar who made India proud in the Parliament of World’s Religions at Chicago in 1893 by delivering a mesmerizing speech on the prosperous Indian cultural and religious heritage … Continue reading

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Acharyaji presents a sentimental mystery

Mumbai (called Bombay when this novel was written) ! The commercial capital of India which has dirty and stinking slums too. A dirty, ugly middle-aged woman clad in torn clothes moves out of her small and ramshackle residence and heads … Continue reading

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The oath of the motherland

We, born and living in the independent India, can only read about the sacrifices made by our ancestors during the British rule and their efforts and toil went in the mission of getting freedom from the shackles of slavery. We … Continue reading

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My first crush on Agatha Christie

When I was doing the audit of the tea gardens of M/s Jayshree Tea and Industries Ltd. in Cachar (Lower Assam) alongwith other members of the audit team, I happened to stay for quite a long period (in March 1991) … Continue reading

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Spellbinding murder mystery wrapped in laughs

I like suspense-thrillers or murder-mysteries very much. And when the script of a suspense movie is written in such a way that you keep on laughing generously alongside enjoying the spellbinding mystery embedded in the story, then the laughs available … Continue reading

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Love can never be selfish Mr. Rahul !

Love is a subject that has been being dealt, discussed and interpreted by different people in different ways for ages and will continue to be so. Love stories have always been the favourite subject for writers and filmmakers. Especially in … Continue reading

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Realistic presentation of an unrealistic story

When Tanu Weds Manu was released (in 2011), I had gone to watch it with a low expectation. And to my immense surprise, I felt extremely satisfied after watching it. In fact, as the movie progressed, I found myself being lost in … Continue reading

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A saga revealing the complexities of human psyche

Seven years ago (in 2010) when Shahrukh Khan’s acting in My Name is Khan was talk of the tinsel town and a hot topic for the moviegoers and the movie-reviewers alike, I happened to refresh the nostalgic memories of Nana … Continue reading

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