Category Archives: Movie Review

Revisiting Hip Hip Hurray and Chak De India

Yash Raj Films’ Shimit Amin directed movie – Chak De India (2007) can deservingly claim to be the best sports movie made in Bollywood. If we set aside the biopics of the Indian sportspersons released during the past few years, … Continue reading

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Blending many wines to make a political cocktail

Madam Chief Minister is a movie whose makers (perhaps) perceived themselves as someone akin to a skilled cocktail-maker. Hence they picked many ingredients from the real (North)  Indian politics (during the last decade of the twentieth century and the inaugural decade … Continue reading

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I love my India ? Childish !

Music director Shravan left for his heavenly abode on 22.04.2021. This review is a tribute to him. Two slogans are usually found as floating on the air in India – the first one is in Hindi which is Mera Bhaarat … Continue reading

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Discussing the capital punishment in a mystery

Veteran actress Shashikala passed away on 4th April, 2021. This review is a tribute to her as she has played an important role in this movie. Kanoon (1960) is a unique suspense thriller which is an all time classic from the black … Continue reading

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Kaka-Nanda starrer romantic thriller

The Train (1970) is a thriller movie based on the activities of a gang of robbers. The title of the movie is as such because the incidents of robbery and thereafter the murder of the robbed passenger take place in … Continue reading

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The fake love letter that changed many lives

Prem Patra (1962)  is a movie produced and directed by the legendary film director Bimal Roy. This beautiful movie is an emotional drama containing many twists and keeps the viewer engrossed for more than two and a half hours. It’s … Continue reading

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An emotion-soaked saga covering two generations

Today is the birthday of both Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore. And I dedicate this review to both these great artistes of Indian silver screen. Women have several virtues which men can only envy for. However jealousy and hatred towards a … Continue reading

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The great Indian family, rendering great messages

Tara Rum Pum was released on 27.04.2007 and I went to watch it with my family in the Om Cineplex of Kota on 29.04.2007 simply because of an animated bear family shown in the promos containing one mom-bear, one dad-bear … Continue reading

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A logical thriller

While reviewing Sunny Deol starrer Right Yaaa Wrong (2010), I had mentioned this movie which had been released in 1980. The plot of Right Yaaa Wrong seems to have taken a leaf out of Be-Reham. at least in the portrayal … Continue reading

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A grand musical and visual romantic treat

In the late fifties, Nasir Hussain (Aamir Khan’s uncle) started the trend of masala Hindi movies in which the least attended aspect was the story. The screenplay was created on the basis of some set formulae – melodious music, some … Continue reading

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