Monthly Archives: February 2018

Do you read detective novels and rely upon them ?

The world of fictional work can be classified in various categories / genres. One immensely popular category of such work is the stories of crime detection genre. People from all over the world have been reading / seeing such stories … Continue reading

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My introduction to Surendra Mohan Pathak’s world

Surendra Mohan Pathak is an eminent Hindi novelist who has been writing relentlessly for the past half a century and his pen has not stopped even at the age of 78 years. Though due to the poor paper-quality, printing, binding … Continue reading

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Staleness is the problem with such movies

The Gold Medal (1984) is one of those unfortunate movies which take an extra-ordinary time in getting completed (this way or that way) and / or released. Though this was the case with the immortal Mughal-e-Aazam also but that’s an … Continue reading

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The mesmerizing Qawwaalis from Hindi movies

Qawwaali is a unique form of song sung in chorus whose composition has a marvellous combination of beats in which meaningful and heart-striking words are strung like beautiful flowers in a huge garland. It is sung in chorus with clappings … Continue reading

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A beautiful dead body

Some time back, in my review of Aawara (1951), I had raised a question as to which extent it is justified to harass a woman under suspicion of being raped and why should a woman be punished for a crime … Continue reading

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Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Naata Koi …

Late Manmohan Desai has reserved his name in the list of Bollywood’s great entertainers. Right from his maiden directorial venture – Chhalia (1960) to Mard (1985), he kept on delivering box office hits for around a quarter of a century … Continue reading

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A dismissed cop turns into an undercover agent

Last year I had posted the review of Surendra Mohan Pathak’s novel – Gawaahi which is undoubtedly a brilliant thriller. Mr. Pathak has written its sequel also titled as Secret Agent whose review I am presenting now. In Gawaahi (testimony), … Continue reading

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An unknown killer among ten little Indians

Gumnaam (1965) is a take on the classic whodunit of Agatha Christie – Ten Little Indians (or Ten Little Niggers) which has also been published under another title – And There Were None. It’s a murder mystery based upon revenge which … Continue reading

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