Tag Archives: Pran

Jab Chali Thandi Hawa . . .

First of all, I sincerely thank my friend and elder Mr. Thomas Dhavala for inspiring me to write a review of this emotional love story of the sixties which is still remembered for its great songs. Do Badan (1966) was the first … Continue reading

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A comedy by the fathers of Ranbir and Hrithik

Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan are today’s superstars. However their fathers (Rishi Kapoor and Rakesh Roshan) have not only been good friends in real life but also given some entertaining movies by their joint performances in reel life more than … Continue reading

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Shammi Kapoor’s shoes don’t fit you Krishan Kumar

Many reviews have been written for the classic murder mystery Teesri Manzil (1966), the movie which is considered a milestone in the journey of musical suspense thrillers made in Bollywood. That brilliant movie boasts of very good script (Nasir Husain), direction … Continue reading

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Watch this crime-thriller for lifetime laughs

I have felt that many Bollywood movies became outstanding or simply very good not by deliberate effort but by default. Sholay (1975) is a great example in my opinion. Neither its writers (Salim-Javed), nor its director (Ramesh Sippy) had thought … Continue reading

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The legendary badman in an unforgettable role

It’s been five years since Pran left for his heavenly abode on 12.07.2013. He was the cruel and deadly villain of Bollywood movies who was so much hated by the audience that for a very long period, the Indian parents … Continue reading

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When ? Why ? And where ?

Kab ? Kyoon ? Aur Kahan ? (1970) is a suspense thriller as suggested by its title (When ? Why ? And Where ?) which stars Dharmendra and Babita in lead roles with Pran playing the villain of the story. … Continue reading

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A laughter-bonanza from the Tragedy King

In my review of Azaad (1955), I had written that though Dilip Kumar got labelled as the Tragedy King of Hindi cinema, he was quite skilled in comedy too. Today I am reviewing a movie which is a showcase of … Continue reading

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