Tag Archives: Farooq Sheikh

Farooq-Deepti starrer predecessor to Ishaqzaade

I liked Yash Raj Films production and Habib Faisal’s venture – Ishaqzaade (2012) starring Arjun Kapur and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles because I found it entertaining. When I had read about it (prior to watching), I was thinking it … Continue reading

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Whose progress ? Whose nation ?

In the beginning of this movie, the cover page of a book written by a character of this movie (Dr. Ahmedi) is shown and the title of the book reads as – Kiski Pragati ? Kiska Desh ? (Whose progress … Continue reading

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India really needs such young and dynamic leaders

Vashu Bhagnani’s production Youngistaan starring his son Jacky Bhagnani in lead role was released on 28.03.2014 telling the story of a 28 years old youth becoming the prime minister of India. Less than two months later, the rulers of India … Continue reading

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Seene Mein Jalan, Aankhon Mein Toofaan Sa Kyun Hai

It’s been four years since Farooq Sheikh left for his heavenly abode. He was the real hero in the context of our country. Idealist yet vulnerable. Sensitive yet prone to human-weaknesses. A layman sans any larger-than-life traits. A handsome boy … 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 market where helplessness is bought and sold

Bazaar (1982) is truly a classic movie by all standards. It presents the true story of those unfortunate (Muslim) girls who are virtually sold to the rich people in the Gulf under the camouflage of marriage by their poor parents … Continue reading

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Ye Kya Jagah Hai Doston, Ye Kaun Sa Dayaar Hai . . .

Umrao Jaan (1981) is based on the novel –  ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ of Mirza Mohammad Haadi Ruswa. I happened to watch the movie first and read the novel later. And undoubtedly, director Muzaffar Ali’s cinematic version of the story originally written … Continue reading

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