Monthly Archives: May 2018

Raj Babbar-Smita Patil starrer emotional tale

Teesra Kinara is a very good but underhyped and underrated, long forgotten movie which was released in 1986, just a few months prior to the death of Smita Patil. This is a triangular relationship-based story starring Anita Raj as the … Continue reading

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Lose the battle, win the war

IPL 2018 has ended with Shane Watson who was the hero of the inaugural edition in 2008 playing a vital role in the Rajasthan Royals team’s winning the trophy, becoming the hero again after a decade, this time for Chennai Super … Continue reading

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Talat Mahmood’s duets

Talat Mahmood has been my favourite singer. He is mainly famous for his Ghazals and his solo songs (most of which are sad songs). However I have felt that he has sung several excellent duets also in the company of … Continue reading

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It made me a fan of Surendra Mohan Pathak

The readers of my reviews are well-aware that I am a great fan of Hindi novelist – Surendra Mohan Pathak. I had read my first novel written by this author in the eighties when my friend – Vishnu Mantri (who … Continue reading

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The heart-conquering simpleton

In my review of Anari (1959), I had asserted that Bollywood’s greatest showman, Raj Kapoor was most liked by the Indian audience in the role of the golden-hearted simpleton. Anari, Jaagte Raho, Teesri Kasam, Shree 420, Kanhaiya, Chhaliya, Diwana; the … Continue reading

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A laughter-bonanza from the Tragedy King

In my review of Azaad (1955), I had written that though Dilip Kumar got labelled as the Tragedy King of Hindi cinema, he was quite skilled in comedy too. Today I am reviewing a movie which is a showcase of … Continue reading

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Changing relations

I have a great regard for the Bollywood film director of the sixties, seventies and early eighties – Raghunath Jhalani. He has not been a high profile or very famous film director. But this underrated film director has directed very … Continue reading

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