Tag Archives: Madan Puri

A professional chases his dreams against the odds

Whenever a youth obtains a professional degree (B.E. or B. Tech / M. Tech or C.A. / MBA or the like wise), he has already become a dreamer – a dreamer thinking big, just too big. ‘Think big, think better’ … Continue reading

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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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Merry Christmas To You . . .

Bhanwar (1976) is a regular mainstream Bollywood movie which is based on the Hindi novel of the same title written by renowned Hindi novelist and script-writer, Gulshan Nanda. I have read the novel also and found both the book version … Continue reading

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Never allow your faith in goodness to be shaken

The bitter experiences of my life have shaken my faith in ethics, goodness and the sublime values of life. However the movies like Anuraag (1972) is one such phenomena which reassures me that these noble things have not vanished altogether … Continue reading

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Kaka-Nanda starrer romantic thriller

The Train (1970) is a thriller movie based on the activities of a gang of robbers. The title of the movie is as such because the incidents of robbery and thereafter the murder of the robbed passenger take place in … Continue reading

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It’s partially a predecessor to Ghajini

During the fifties, sixties and seventies, Bollywood boasted of good script-writers. There were specific story departments in the film companies where full time writers worked relentlessly on scripts. That’s why several novel ideas used to emerge for making feature films … 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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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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Jubilee Kumar as the hero & He-man as the villain ?

During the fifties, a youth with an ordinary personality started his career in Hindi movies and during the sixties, he went on become one of the most popular heroes of Bollywood with several jubilee hits to his credit. The commercial … Continue reading

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Matching steps on the path of life

I express my heartfelt gratitude for esteemed reviewer and blogger – Deepa  Swaminathan for inspiring me to first watch this movie and  thereafter write its review. Had it not been for her instigation, I  would have deprived myself from watching this gem of … Continue reading

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