Monthly Archives: December 2017

Knowing the genius

Guru Dutt was undoubtedly the genius of Indian cinema. His untimely demise (at the age of 39 years only) did not dilute his greatness in any manner and in fact, a few decades after his death, his fan-following increased like … Continue reading

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Raj Kapoor defends Shashi Kapoor in the court

1982 was the farewell year for Raj Kapoor as an actor as his last two movies were released in this year. Gopichand Jasoos was his penultimate movie which was released on 19th February, 1982 and his last movie was Vakil … Continue reading

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Bahaaron Ne Mera Chaman Loot Kar . . . .

Devar (1966) is a timeless classic black and white movie based on the immortal piece of fiction, ‘Naa’ by Bangla novelist – Tarashankar Bandhyopadhyay. The pair of Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore has given many films together but three of them are all … Continue reading

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The hound of the Baskervilles in Chandangarh

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had penned several stories featuring Sherlock Holmes, the most popular detective character of the world. He had penned one full-fledged novel also featuring Holmes – The Hound of The Baskervilles which was first published in The … Continue reading

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The melody of melancholy

Bollywood music has produced thousands (may be lacs) of sad songs or tragic songs which enable the listener to vent out his grief, anguish, frustration and sadness. Out of thousands of such musical gems, I have selected just a handful … Continue reading

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A saga of family bonds and sacrifice

Shashi Kapoor left for his heavenly abode on 04.12.2017. This review is dedicated to him. May his soul rest in peace. The great Indian tradition embedding family values, has always kept love and family bonds on a high pedestal. And … Continue reading

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Justice delayed and denied

In 1996, I lost a case in the consumers’ court at Sirohi (Rajasthan) when everything of the case (including the truth) was on my side. Then I realized the difference between thoughts and reality. Getting justice is a Herculean task … Continue reading

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Main Zindagi Ka Saath Nibhaata Chala Gaya …

Hum Dono (1961) is a classic and one of the most popular movies of the evergreen hero – Dev Anand. Originally it’s a black and white movie. However it’s colour version was also released in 2011. In addition to the … Continue reading

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