Monthly Archives: February 2017

Chandrashekhar Aazaad, the great patriot who was a disguising expert

Today is the martyrdom day of the great freedom fighter – Chandrashekhar Aazaad. Born on 23.07.1906 in the Bhawra village of the present Madhya Pradesh as Chandrashekhar Tiwari, he went on to become famous as Chandrashekhar Aazaad and got martyrdom … Continue reading

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Preventing future murders through divine vision

Shikhandi is the name of a character in the Indian epic – Mahabharat. This character was a reincarnation of a princess Amba who wanted to seek her revenge from Bheeshma for the spoilage of her life. Born as a woman, … Continue reading

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A pulp fiction novel which deserves an award

Popular Hindi novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak has asserted on many occasions that pulp fiction novels are by no means literature. They are just light-reading stuff for timepass in the similar way as the regular formula-based movies are. That’s why, he … Continue reading

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Murder Hunt game culminating in a real murder

Yours truly, a diehard fan of Agatha Christie, is at your service with the review of yet another AC work. As soon as I am finished with Dead Man’s Folly, my heart has prompted me to pen its review without … Continue reading

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A victimized daughter-in-law demands justice

Popular Hindi novelist Ved Prakash Sharma passed away on 17.02.2017. I am paying my tribute to him through this review. Dowry has been the curse of the Indian society for ages and unfortunately it still exists swallowing the joys of … Continue reading

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This night will not come again

Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi (1966) is a suspense thriller from the black and white era starring chocolaty hero of the sixties – Biswajeet cast opposite Sharmila Tagore, the beauty with the dimples. Biswajeet had earlier done suspense movies like … Continue reading

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Tragedy King and Tragedy Queen present a comedy

Dilip Kumar is known as the Tragedy King and Meena Kumari is known as the Tragedy Queen of Hindi cinema. It’s because of the intense roles played by them on the screen with excellence. Who can forget Dilip Kumar in … Continue reading

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Dil Chaahta Hai ! Rock on ! Dasvidaniya !

I was too much eager to watch Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011) because I had liked its director, Zoya Akhtar’s maiden directorial venture – Luck By Chance (2009) very much. Hence I went to watch it with heavy expectations. The … Continue reading

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Ye Kya Jagah Hai Doston, Ye Kaun Sa Dayaar Hai . . .

Umrao Jaan (1981) is based on the novel –  ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ of Mirza Mohammad Haadi Ruswa. I happened to watch the movie first and read the novel later. And undoubtedly, director Muzaffar Ali’s cinematic version of the story originally written … Continue reading

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Suniye …. Kahiye ….

Very few movies have been made in Bollywood upon the life of the Christians in India. I consider Julie (1975) and Bada Din (1998) as classics in this context. Today I am reviewing a movie which portrays the life of … Continue reading

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