Monthly Archives: April 2017

Loving someone without seeing him / her

Sirf Tum (1999) is the Hindi remake of national award winner Tamil film – Kadhal Kottai (1996). The same director – Ahathian has directed the Hindi version too, writing the script himself in association with Anees Bazmee. It has a … Continue reading

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If only I were the director of this movie !

With sincere thanks to my friend Suketu who inspired me to write a review of Bollywood movie – Rakht which was released in 2004, the first thing that I am willing to say is that I wish I were the director of this … Continue reading

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An epic too big to be enveloped in three hours

The maker of hard-hitting movies like Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003) and Apaharan (2005), Prakash Jha came up with Raajneeti in 2010. What had happened to Raju Hirani in 3 Idiots (2009) after his extremely appealing Munnabhai series, happened to Prakash Jha too … Continue reading

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Whodunnit in forest

Shikar (Hunt / Victim) is a Dharmendra, Asha Parekh and Sanjeev Kumar starrer murder mystery released in 1968, directed by Atma Ram and produced by Guru Dutt films (four years later than Guru Dutt’s death). Quite different from Guru Dutt’s … Continue reading

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The blank paper of life sans the colours of love

I consider myself as a good motivator and consoler for the people experiencing heartache though my profession (to earn a living and raise a family) is a different one. The people whom I have motivated acknowledge it too (that Mr. … Continue reading

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Kal Kya Hoga, Kisko Pata . . .

The following song from the Hindi movie Kasme Vaade (1978) is very dear to me – ‘Kal Kya Hoga Kisko Pata, Yaaron Zindagi Ka Le Lo Mazaa’ (who knows what’s in store for tomorrow, let’s enjoy today to the full). … Continue reading

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The claimants of the path

In my review of a Hindi movie – Apne Paraye (1980) which is based on the novel – Nishkriti penned by legendary Bangla author – Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyaay, I have asserted –  ‘Pooja Ke Phool Jitne Pavitra Hote Hain, Usse … Continue reading

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The holy war

On 20th September, 2011, ex-president of Afghanistan and senior Tajik leader – Mr. Burhanuddin Rabbani was murdered. Mr. Rabbani was a high-profile name when the trouble of Afghanistan started in the late seventies and continued in the eighties. The erstwhile … Continue reading

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Are the obese not entitled for love ?

I am a firm believer in humanity and love. Every living-being on this Earth deserves to be loved by someone if he / she / it believes in love and loves at least one individual. If a person who loves … Continue reading

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A great example of secularism in my locality

I have been living in BHEL township (in the NH 5 area) at Hyderabad for the past two years and 8 months (since when I joined M/s BHEL as Finance Manager). Despite living here for such a substantial period, I … Continue reading

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