Tag Archives: mystery

Thrill but no suspense

Right Yaaa Wrong (2010) is a Hindi movie under the thriller genre. However it is not the routine run-of the-mill Bollywood suspense thriller. It is not an original story either. The filmmaker has lifted the story from a Hollywood movie … Continue reading

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Nainon Waali Ne Haay Mera Dil Loota

If anybody asks me the name of my most favourite Bollywood actress of the bygone era, I will not take a fraction of a moment in replying – Saadhana. This gorgeous lady ruled Bollywood in the sixties through memorable movies … Continue reading

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Cinema is the art to make believe

Today is the birthday of Bipasha Basu who is my favourite heroine from the contemporary cinema. I dedicate this review to herself. Many many happy returns of the day Bipasha. Cinema is said to be the art of storytelling. But … Continue reading

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Mysterious murder of a mystery writer

Mystery writing is an art mastered by certain people whether they use original ideas or plagiarize others’ ideas but it’s by no means an easy job. Those who are able to pen enthralling murder mysteries become quite popular in the … 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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Mysterious murder on an archaeological site

Mystery Queen Agatha Christie and her brain-child Hercule Poirot, the middle-aged Belgian detective are my favourites whenever I have to read a suspense story. Hercule Poirot has been the second most popular detective hero in the world of mystery based … Continue reading

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Mysterious murder in a trout-fishing region

Before starting my review, let me clarify that only the title of this book is in English, else it is not an English novel. It is a Hindi novel penned by the famous Hindi pulp fiction writer of mystery and … Continue reading

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Not a love story but a suspense movie

Pyar Ke Rahi (1982) is a movie starring B grade actors like Kanwaljit Singh and Padmini Kapila. Well, I do not believe in this so-called grading. In my opinion, a movie is either good or bad whether it’s a low … Continue reading

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What’s your choice – Bullet ? Or Poison ?

Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak’s serial hero – Sunil Kumar Chakravarty is in no way any less than the popular heroes / heroines of the foreign crime-detective fiction world. The way detectives like Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Sherlock Holmes, Perry … Continue reading

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Dharmendra-Waheeda starrer suspense thriller

There have been many Bollywood movies made under the title – Baazi. The most famous one among them is Dev Anand-Geeta Bali starrer film which was released in 1951 and directed by Guru Dutt. However today I am reviewing a lesser … Continue reading

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