Tag Archives: Ashok Kumar

Never allow your faith in goodness to be shaken

The bitter experiences of my life have shaken my faith in ethics, goodness and the sublime values of life. However the movies like Anuraag (1972) is one such phenomena which reassures me that these noble things have not vanished altogether … Continue reading

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Is bloodshed mandatory for a revolution ?

We have heard and read a lot about revolutions. Several people especially those who follow the Marxist philosophy and support the cause of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, maintain that a revolution has to be violent and contain bloodshed to … Continue reading

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Jab Dard Nahin Tha Seene Mein . . .

Jab Dard Nahin Tha Seene Mein, Tab Khaak Maza Tha Jeene Mein (When there was no feeling of pain in my heart, what the hell was the pleasure of living !). Sounds impractical ? It is. Surprisingly, it is very … Continue reading

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Rahen Na Rahen Hum, Mehka Karenge . . .

It’s been four years since Suchitra Sen left for her heavenly abode on 17.01.2014. One of the greatest actresses of the Indian screen, Suchitra Sen was always in a league of her own and will remain so in the history … Continue reading

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The dark man

I am shocked like anything to know that yesteryears’ popular heroine Shyama is no more. She passed away on 14th November, 2017 and the news reached me quite late. While feeling a throbbing in my heart, I happen to remember … Continue reading

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Smartness counts everywhere

Somewhere I have asserted that simpletons win hearts due to their innocence and purity of their own hearts. But the harsh truth of this cruel world is that simpletons lag behind in the race of life due to ditto traits … Continue reading

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Dil Jo Na Keh Saka, Wohi Raaz-e-Dil …

Today, it’s exactly 16 years since Pradeep Kumar left for his heavenly abode. The Bengali hero played a long and successful inning in Bollywood as a hero and, in later years, as a supporting actor too. I am presenting this … Continue reading

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Aroma of Ideals versus Harsh Reality of Life

Ansoo Ban Gaye Phool is a movie produced in 1969 by Ashok Kumar’s real life brother, Anoop Kumar and directed by Satyen Bose who has directed numerous good movies for Rajshri and other banners too. Before I start the review, … Continue reading

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The path leading to truth is bound to be thorny

Being an idealist since childhood, when myself happened to see my would-be wife on 28.06.1995 for the first time and when we had a talk with myself being in the privileged position to ask questions from her, I asked whether … Continue reading

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The moon of the second day signifying bro-sis love

During the sixties, Bollywood witnessed many potboilers which originally were romance or social / family dramas but in the final reels, a suspense element was inserted by the script-writers to provide an interesting twist in the tale and though the … Continue reading

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