Monthly Archives: February 2018

A roller-coaster ride

When I happened to watch Shagird (2011) in the BHEL club, I was immensely surprised to find that not only this brilliant movie had flopped on the box office but a majority of reputed reviewers had also abstained from reviewing … Continue reading

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Discussing the capital punishment in a mystery

Kanoon¬†(1960)¬†is an unique suspense thriller which is an all time classic from the black and white era of Hindi cinema. Can you imagine a Bollywood entertainer from the fifties and the sixties which is sans the regular ingredients of songs, … Continue reading

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Khaalsa has thousand hands

On several occasions, I have asserted that communication gap is the biggest enemy of all relationships. I reiterate that. Communication gap generates misunderstandings between two persons which, in due course of time, eat up the pleasant relationship between them. The … Continue reading

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Whose progress ? Whose nation ?

In the beginning of this movie, the cover page of a book written by a character of this movie (Dr. Ahmedi) is shown and the title of the book reads as – Kiski Pragati ? Kiska Desh ? (Whose progress … Continue reading

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Pygmalion and His Fair Lady

Pygmalion is a legendary Greek character. As per Ovid’s narrative poem – Metamorphoses, Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with the idol of a woman he had carved out of ivory. Taking an inspiration from the character of … Continue reading

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Expensive B Grade Masaala

Abbas Mustan are considered the Alfred Hitchcock of Indian cinema. Their disciple Dinkar Kapur decided to direct a movie independently and he made the script from the leftovers of the movies of his gurus for that purpose. The suspense thriller … Continue reading

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Seedhi-Saadi Boli Meri Seedha-Saada Kaam …

Childlike innocent and trusting (as well as trustworthy) simpletons may be losers in real life but since they are heart-conquerors, the stories told on the silver-screen portray them as winners in the worldly life too which is seldom true. Raj … Continue reading

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Another door opens when one is shut on your face

It’s a philosophical statement given in many books, stories and articles that in a man’s life when one door is closed, another one opens for him. Hindi novelist – Surendra Mohan Pathak’s thriller novel which contains a mystery of a … Continue reading

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Some love stories last. . . forever

In India, love between a male and a female has always been a taboo in the eyes of the society and the surroundings (barring a few tribal exceptions). And what is a taboo is but natural the most attractive thing … Continue reading

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A country of the bullies, for the bullies and by the bullies

A few years back, the Khap Mahapanchayat of Haryana had declared to stop the supply of milk and other eatables to Delhi till their demand for amendment in the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, effecting a ban on marriage of youths … Continue reading

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