Monthly Archives: May 2017

Kisi Ki Muskarahaton Pe Ho Nisaar . . .

I watched Barfi (2012) relatively late, after its nomination as the Indian entry for the Oscars had been declared. Now accusations are being levied on this movie for having a good dose of plagiarism, lifting the original idea from Benny & … Continue reading

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Love echoing in the sound of the clarinet

Goonj Uthi Shehnai (1959) is a black and white movie which is definitely among the best love stories ever presented by Bollywood. The highlight of the movie is the clarinet played in this movie by the legendary clarinet-player – Ustad Bismillah … Continue reading

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A novel based on the killing of Rajiv Gandhi

On 21st May, 1991, India’s youngest ever prime minister and the then youth icon, Rajiv Gandhi got killed in a bomb blast at Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), planned and executed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) because he had … Continue reading

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A marvel of emotions, music and cinematography

A major chunk of the Indian movies are love stories and the idea of  love triangle has also been hackneyed to the extent that now-a-days hardly any filmmaker must be pondering over it for his next venture. However if I have … Continue reading

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My favourite Amitabh-Jaya starrer

Real life pair – Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri have been cast together in many movies including classics like Abhimaan and Zanjeer as well as multi-starrers like Sholay and Chupke Chupke. But my personal favourite movie in which tall Amitabh and … Continue reading

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The relation of pain

Sunil Dutt and Nargis were perhaps the most ideal couple of Bollywood who had to face many odds like coming from totally different family backgrounds, difference in career status (Nargis had been a star for years whereas Sunil Dutt was … Continue reading

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Madhuri Dixit having extra-sensory perception ?

I am writing a review of this two and half decades old movie simply because I am a mystery fan. This is the only suspense thriller acted in by the screen goddess of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit who is today’s birthday … Continue reading

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A classic which is the predecessor to Lagaan

I have got inspiration to write this review without further delay from the views of esteemed blogger and reviewer Sajit Nair (popularly known as ‘hermit‘) on my blog  regarding plagiarism. He has written – ‘General public excuse “biggies” even when they indulge … Continue reading

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Thrill but no suspense

Right Yaaa Wrong (2010) is a Hindi movie under the thriller genre. However it is not the routine run of the mill Bollywood suspense thriller. It is not an original story either. The filmmaker has lifted the story from a Hollywood movie – … Continue reading

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The preserver of the cultural heritage of India

CHANDAMAMA was a monthly magazine which got published non-stop for 66 years – from 1947 to 2013. Broadly known as a children’s magazine, it’s not a children’s magazine in the true sense. It’s a family magazine meant for those who love India and … Continue reading

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