Tag Archives: Asha Parekh

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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Shammi Kapoor’s shoes don’t fit you Krishan Kumar

Many reviews have been written for the classic murder mystery Teesri Manzil (1966), the movie which is considered a milestone in the journey of musical suspense thrillers made in Bollywood. That brilliant movie boasts of very good script (Nasir Husain), direction … Continue reading

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This Saawan arrives with showers of entertainment

In many of my reviews, I have highlighted this trait of many Bollywood movies made during the sixties that they were basically family or social dramas or else, rom-coms but to present a complete entertainer to the usual Bollywood movie … Continue reading

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It’s partially a predecessor to Ghajini

During the fifties, sixties and seventies, Bollywood boasted of good script-writers. There were specific story departments in the film companies where full time writers worked relentlessly on scripts. That’s why several novel ideas used to emerge for making feature films … Continue reading

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Joy romances with Asha in Tokyo

Six years have passed since Joy Mukherjee left for his heavenly abode on 09.03.2012. He was the first Bengali hero to have played a more than one decade long successful innings in Bollywood as a romantic hero with his clean-shaven … Continue reading

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Koi Nazrana Lekar Aaya Hoon Main Deewana Tere Liye

Aan Milo Sajna (1970) is a commercially hit movie that had come in the heyday of the first acknowledged superstar of Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna. His pair with Asha Parekh had already gained popularity after the super hit movie – Kati … Continue reading

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The lamp of a husband’s love

Chirag (1969) is a family drama directed by Raj Khosla starring Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh which is remembered more for the immortal song of Mohammed Rafi – Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Duniya Mein Rakkha Kya Hai. It is feelgood … Continue reading

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Pukaarta Chala Hoon Main Gali Gali Bahaar Ki …

As said in a couple of my earlier reviews, the decade of the sixties witnessed many Bollywood potboilers which lacked any solid story but were made in such a way as blending melodious songs, good locations and charming actors in … Continue reading

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Jai Jawaan ! Jai Kisaan !

Today alongwith the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation of India, also is the birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the ex-prime minister of India who was a man of ideals and principles just like Mahatma … 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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