Tag Archives: crime-thriller

Let there be one more sin

Several crime-based movies have been made in Bollywood seeking inspiration from the noir cinema of Hollywood that had taken shape during the forties and fifties. Most of such movies have been just run-of-the-mill formula-based flicks. However some of them stand … Continue reading

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Watch this crime-thriller for lifetime laughs

I have felt that many Bollywood movies became outstanding or simply very good not by deliberate effort but by default. Sholay (1975) is a great example in my opinion. Neither its writers (Salim-Javed), nor its director (Ramesh Sippy) had thought … Continue reading

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When ? Why ? And where ?

Kab ? Kyoon ? Aur Kahan ? (1970) is a suspense thriller as suggested by its title (When ? Why ? And Where ?) which stars Dharmendra and Babita in lead roles with Pran playing the villain of the story. … Continue reading

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A Crime-Thriller Soaked in Tehzeeb and Shaayari

I dedicate this review to the evergreen, ageless diva Madhuri Dixit who is going to complete 51 years of age today (she was born on 15.05.1967). I had watched Dedh Ishquiya (2014)┬áduring my trip to Bikaner (Rajasthan) in the Cinemagic … Continue reading

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Boojh Mera Kya Naam Re – Tribute to Shamshad Begum

It’s been five years since Shamshad Begum left for her heavenly abode on 23.04.2013 leaving a golden chapter of the book of Bollywood music to glitter forever in her mesmerizing voice and unique style of singing. The great lady singer … Continue reading

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Shatrughan woos Vidya using a fake identity

Rich boy poor girl. Rich girl poor boy. Conceited boy getting smitten by a simple girl or vice versa. We have seen so many stories in Indian movies. Such a hackneyed plot can also entertained when well-developed and skilfully presented … Continue reading

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A gentleman and a loafer ! Both at the same time ?

Shareef Budmaash (1973) is a crime-thriller directed by skilled director Raj Khosla, starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini in lead roles. Dev Anand himself has produced it under his banner Navketan. It’s an entertaining movie whose title fascinated me because … Continue reading

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