Tag Archives: Balraaj Saahni

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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A gripping social drama which commences with Holi

Holi Aaee Re was released in 1970. It is a very good social drama with a tight, eventful script and some very good songs. It is gripping throughout and the viewer never gets any boring moment to take a break.  The … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery cum Romance cum Social Drama

During the sixties, the world of Hindi cinema witnessed several movies which were originally family or social dramas alongwith the regular dose of romance and songs but a suspense angle was inserted in the later part to create a twist … Continue reading

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Behind every great man, there is a woman

‘Behind every great man (or every successful man), there is a woman’ is a well-known quote. It may not be universally true and there have been successful men without any woman behind them. However it is to be agreed that this … Continue reading

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The best Hindi movie on the Lost-‘n’-Found formula

The lost and found formula has been a very popular formula for the masala flicks made in India. Kismat (1943) starring Ashok Kumar in a double role, was the first Bollywood movie made on this formula which held the record … Continue reading

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One flower, two gardeners

Till the beginning of the decade of seventies, abortion was illegal in India and therefore, the trouble of pregnancy without marriage was ticklish to handle. Naive and innocent girls falling in love with guys and then surrendering physically to them … Continue reading

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Baabul Ki Duaaen Leti Ja …

Bowing before the urge of my younger sister and esteemed reviewer and blogger – S.B. Patra (chalojai bahudure), I am presenting my review of Neel Kamal (1968) which is based on the novel of the same title, written by Gulshan Nanda. … Continue reading

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An outstanding mystery follows classic songs

In my review dedicated to Bollywood mysteries, I had kept Hamraaz (1967) at the numero uno position in my list of memorable suspense thrillers ever made in Bollywood. Still, it is my most favourite suspense thriller which was a blockbuster … Continue reading

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The naive golden bird and the exploitative world

In my review of a classic Hindi novel – Pachpan Khambhe Laal Deewaarein, I have highlighted the pain of being lonely but not alone, the pain of being so sensitive and noble that you keep on caring for others without … Continue reading

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Andhera Hai, Mann Ka Diya To Jala Le …

I dedicate this review to my dear friend and elder – B.S. Sethi Saheb who has been sending me inspiring messages through SMS for quite a period. A couple of days back, I received a message from him which reads … Continue reading

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