Monthly Archives: April 2017

The market where helplessness is bought and sold

Bazaar (1982) is truly a classic movie by all standards. It presents the true story of those unfortunate (Muslim) girls who are virtually sold to the rich people in the Gulf under the camouflage of marriage by their poor parents … Continue reading

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Atithi, please drop in on any Tithi

After many overhyped movies, an underhyped and unpromoted Bollywood movie came in the form of Atithi, Tum Kab Jaoge (2010), got seen without any expectation in the mind of the viewer and conquered his heart. After Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), there had … Continue reading

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The unending slavery of the lower caste peasant

First of all I express my heartfelt gratitude towards esteemed blogger and my dear friend Nishant Singh (better known as @sydbarett) for inspiring me to pen the review of this outstanding movie which was the maiden venture of now well-known … Continue reading

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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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