Tag Archives: murder mystery

When a fatal accident is followed by a murder

Maut Ki Aahat (footstep of death) is a murder mystery written in Hindi by well-known Hindi mystery writer Surendra Mohan Pathak which was first published in 1979. This novel is the 75th (diamond jubilee) venture of his press reporter hero – … Continue reading

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Nana unravels the mystery of Tabu’s murder

Tarkieb (2000) is a murder mystery which I had seen in the Mayank cinema of Jaipur when it was released. I had approached the theatre to watch it because I am fond of mysteries / suspense thrillers. However after watching it, … Continue reading

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A spicy dish to satiate the reader’s appetite

In my review of an old Bollywood movie – Jhuk Gaya Aasman (1968), I had written that entertainment products whether they are movies, theatre-plays or fiction-books, have to be prepared like spicy dishes with all the spices mixed in the … Continue reading

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Tragedy King’s last movie – a murder mystery

Acting legend, Dilip Kumar has been bestowed upon with the title of Tragedy King in Bollywood (though he had done hilarious comedy too in certain films). However never had I seen him in a murder mystery and that too with … Continue reading

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Coming across a stranger damsel

Late Gulshan Nanda was the numero uno Hindi pulp fiction writer during 1960-1990 period when cable TV and internet were not available and therefore, a huge market was there for pulp-fiction novels. Since Gulshan Nanda had good networking in Bollywood … Continue reading

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Murder Mystery cum Romance cum Social Drama

During the sixties, the world of Hindi cinema witnessed several movies which were originally family or social dramas alongwith the regular dose of romance and songs but a suspense angle was inserted in the later part to create a twist … 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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