Category Archives: Movie Review

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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Pickpocketing ? No, this is the craft of the hand

Making the things disappear from the sight of the onlookers (or someone’s possession) is called an art of magic which the professional magicians demonstrate in their shows. In Indian lingo, this is called – Haath Ki Safaai (the craft of … Continue reading

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Aawara overturned

The great showman of Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor had made a classic movie – Awara (1951) containing an interesting and meaningful discussion about Nature vs. Nurture issue and the conclusion drawn was that nurture is more important in shaping the … Continue reading

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Heartache makes a star ! Really ?

In Gulshan Nanda’s Hindi novel – Sisakate Saaz (on which Hindi movie  ‘Mehbooba’ was made in 1976 starring Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini in lead roles), the singer hero, Prakash tells the heroine (she is also a singer), Ratna -‘Aapki Aawaaz … Continue reading

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Thrill but no suspense

Right Yaaa Wrong (2010) is a Hindi movie under the thriller genre. However it is not the routine run-of the-mill Bollywood suspense thriller. It is not an original story either. The filmmaker has lifted the story from a Hollywood movie … Continue reading

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Don’t tell it to anybody that I know English

Today on the occasion of Hindi Day (14th September), I am posting the review of a movie which debates on the utility of English in India. The debate of Hindi (with the other vernaculars) vs. English is more than a … Continue reading

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The painful saga of retreat

Haqeeqat (1964) is undoubtedly the best war based movie ever made in India. I term Haqeeqat, Border (1997) and LOC – Kargil (2003) as three genuine war based movies made under Hindi cinema. The later two were made by J.P. Dutta whereas Haqeeqat is a brain-child of … Continue reading

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Ye Zindagi Usi Ki Hai Jo Kisi Ka Ho Gaya . . .

The greatest Indian movie made on the Salim-Anarkali saga is unarguably Mughal-e-Azam (1960). It can be considered as one of the best movies ever made not just in India but all over the world. Legendary director Kareem Aasif took 15 long years … Continue reading

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