Tag Archives: Hema Malini

It shook the Indian political class in 1981

Now-a-days when any Indian movie portrays a corrupt and criminal politician, we’re not surprised because it’s routine. However this was not the case till the seventies when the Indian moviemakers considered politicians and cops as sacred cows whom no finger … Continue reading

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Shammi Kapoor’s last movie as a romantic hero

Seven long years have passed since Shammi Kapoor left for his heavenly abode. The famous YAHOO hero is no more. Out of the three sons of the legendary artist – Prithvi Raj Kapoor, everyone carved a niche for himself and … Continue reading

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Seven brides for seven brothers

Satte Pe Satta (1982) is the Indian remake of Hollywood movie – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) directed by Stanley Donen and starring Howard Keel in the lead role (of the eldest of the seven brothers). It’s a romantic … Continue reading

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Meet the Indian Don Vito Corleone

I had heard a lot about the classic novel The Godfather written by Mario Puzo but not read it. One day, in the year 2005, I made up my mind to read it. I arranged the original English version of … Continue reading

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Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

First of all I express my gratitude towards esteemed blogger and my deemed sister S.B. Patra (chalojai bahudure) for inspiring me to write the review of this underrated classic.‘Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’ – Shakespeare asserted centuries back. … Continue reading

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The movie is good but the novel is better

Whenever any movie is made on the basis of some novel or story, the comparisons between the written version and the celluloid version are inevitable. Sometimes, the viewers find the movie to be better than the written piece of work … 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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The Indian Towering Inferno

Indian filmmakers have been taking inspiration from Hollywood flicks but very few such filmmakers openly admit it. Director Ravi Chopra (son of the legendary film director – Late B.R. Chopra) saw a Hollywood movie – The Towering Inferno (1974) and … Continue reading

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Big B seeks revenge from Sanjeev through business

Revenge ! Revenge ! Revenge ! At a point in time during the seventies, almost every third Bollywood movie was being made on the theme of revenge. Sometimes the story was given the backdrop of banditry and sometimes that of … Continue reading

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Love, killing, rebirth and prevalence of justice

By reading the title of this review, the name of the movie which flashes in the minds of the new generation viewers is Farha Khan’s blockbuster movie – Om Shanti Om (2007) because the story of OSO contained love, killing, … Continue reading

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