Monthly Archives: November 2019

Ye Kya Jagah Hai Doston, Ye Kaun Sa Dayaar Hai . . .

Umrao Jaan (1981) is based on the novel –  ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ of Mirza Mohammad Haadi Ruswa. I happened to watch the movie first and read the novel later. And undoubtedly, director Muzaffar Ali’s cinematic version of the story originally written in the … Continue reading

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Thuggery in gambling with a hidden motive

Gambling is a vice, no doubt. However, speaking philosophically, sometimes the whole life appears to be a kind of gamble only. Gambling is illegal in India (though the government itself runs certain kinds of gambling in our country) but habitual … Continue reading

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Bollywood classics very close to my heart

I present a list of Bollywood’s all time great classics which are very close to my heart. The list is bound to be subjective since I have to select a only a few out of hundreds. Besides, everybody can make … Continue reading

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Jab Chali Thandi Hawa . . .

First of all, I sincerely thank my friend and elder Mr. Thomas Dhavala for inspiring me to write a review of this emotional love story of the sixties which is still remembered for its great songs. Do Badan (1966) was the first … Continue reading

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