Author Archives: Jitendra Mathur

About Jitendra Mathur

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

Discussing the capital punishment in a mystery

Kanoon¬†(1960)¬†is an unique suspense thriller which is an all time classic from the black and white era of Hindi cinema. Can you imagine a Bollywood entertainer from the fifties and the sixties which is sans the regular ingredients of songs, … Continue reading

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Khaalsa has thousand hands

On several occasions, I have asserted that communication gap is the biggest enemy of all relationships. I reiterate that. Communication gap generates misunderstandings between two persons which, in due course of time, eat up the pleasant relationship between them. The … Continue reading

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Whose progress ? Whose nation ?

In the beginning of this movie, the cover page of a book written by a character of this movie (Dr. Ahmedi) is shown and the title of the book reads as – Kiski Pragati ? Kiska Desh ? (Whose progress … Continue reading

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Pygmalion and His Fair Lady

Pygmalion is a legendary Greek character. As per Ovid’s narrative poem – Metamorphoses, Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with the idol of a woman he had carved out of ivory. Taking an inspiration from the character of … Continue reading

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Expensive B Grade Masaala

Abbas Mustan are considered the Alfred Hitchcock of Indian cinema. Their disciple Dinkar Kapur decided to direct a movie independently and he made the script from the leftovers of the movies of his gurus for that purpose. The suspense thriller … Continue reading

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Seedhi-Saadi Boli Meri Seedha-Saada Kaam …

Childlike innocent and trusting (as well as trustworthy) simpletons may be losers in real life but since they are heart-conquerors, the stories told on the silver-screen portray them as winners in the worldly life too which is seldom true. Raj … Continue reading

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Another door opens when one is shut on your face

It’s a philosophical statement given in many books, stories and articles that in a man’s life when one door is closed, another one opens for him. Hindi novelist – Surendra Mohan Pathak’s thriller novel which contains a mystery of a … Continue reading

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