Tag Archives: Laxmikant Pyarelaal

Forget its superstitious base and enjoy the thrill

Before I start speaking on the pros of this highly entertaining movie which I like so much that I have watched it many times, let me clarify that neither I am superstitious, nor I support its superstitious premise. The superstitions … Continue reading

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The acid of anguish and stuffiness

I sincerely thank my dear friend Suketu Shah for inspiring me to pen the review of this blockbuster movie of the eighties. Tezaab (1988) is the movie which turned Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit into superstars of Hindi cinema. The song … Continue reading

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Haathee Mere Saathee . . . Jai Ganesh Jee

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinaayak Chaturthi, the day of Lord Ganesha, the god of wisdom. He is also known as the Vighneshwara, i.e., the remover of obstacles (appearing in the way of any good work). As per the Hindu … Continue reading

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On losing the beloved(s)

Rajshri Productions always made simple movies based on relationships. Most of their movies are having either Mumbai or the Northern Hindi speaking belt of India as the background of the story. However Taqdeer (1967) is a movie with a Goa-ni … Continue reading

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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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Changing relations

I have a great regard for the Bollywood film director of the sixties, seventies and early eighties – Raghunath Jhalani. He has not been a high profile or very famous film director. But this underrated film director has directed very … Continue reading

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The Dostana of the fathers of Karan and Abhishek

Producer Karan Johar presented a movie (not directed by him) titled as Dostana in 2008 which starred Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Bobby Deol and above all, Abhishek Bachchan whom he had earlier directed in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) alongwith … Continue reading

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