Monthly Archives: February 2018

A gentleman and a loafer ! Both at the same time ?

Shareef Budmaash (1973) is a crime-thriller directed by skilled director Raj Khosla, starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini in lead roles. Dev Anand himself has produced it under his banner Navketan. It’s an entertaining movie whose title fascinated me because … Continue reading

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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 IndiansĀ (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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