Author Archives: Jitendra Mathur

About Jitendra Mathur

A Chartered Accountant with literary passion and a fondness for fine arts

Mysterious murder in a trout-fishing region

Before starting my review, let me clarify that only the title of this book is in English, else it is not an English novel. It is a Hindi novel penned by the famous Hindi pulp fiction writer of mystery and … Continue reading

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Have the times really changed in England ?

I had watched Patiala House when it was released in February 2011 but due to having taken a break from writing those days, I did not pen a review though I had liked it very much. Then the question arises as to … Continue reading

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Let there be one more sin

Several crime-based movies have been made in Bollywood seeking inspiration from the noir cinema of Hollywood that had taken shape during the forties and fifties. Most of such movies have been just run-of-the-mill formula-based flicks. However some of them stand … Continue reading

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Not a love story but a suspense movie

Pyar Ke Rahi (1982) is a movie starring B grade actors like Kanwaljit Singh and Padmini Kapila. Well, I do not believe in this so-called grading. In my opinion, a movie is either good or bad whether it’s a low … Continue reading

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Desh Maangta Hai Qurbaniyaan…

Today is 23rd March. 88 years back also, the same date had arrived, i.e., 23rd March, 1931 – the date of martyrdom of three young bravehearts who fearlessly laid down their lives for the cause of freeing their motherland from … Continue reading

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A gripping social drama which commences with Holi

Holi Aaee Re was released in 1970. It is a very good social drama with a tight, eventful script and some very good songs. It is gripping throughout and the viewer never gets any boring moment to take a break.  The … Continue reading

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Cinematic adaptation of legendary writer’s story

Munshi Premchand has been the most respected one among the Hindi fiction writers for over a century. The legendary writer was an idealist in his initial writing days and gradually only he moved towards realism in his creations. One of … Continue reading

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