Tag Archives: Rekha

Attack is the best defense Mr. Prime Minister !

Time and again, I happen to read in the newspaper that the Indian diplomat in Pakistan has been called by the Pakistani authorities and thereby an official objection has been registered by Pakistan against India regarding the violation of ceasefire … Continue reading

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Ye Kya Jagah Hai Doston, Ye Kaun Sa Dayaar Hai . . .

Umrao Jaan (1981) is based on the novel –  ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ of Mirza Mohammad Haadi Ruswa. I happened to watch the movie first and read the novel later. And undoubtedly, director Muzaffar Ali’s cinematic version of the story originally written in the … Continue reading

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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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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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Sanjeev Kumar as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Famous Scottish author – Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was first published in 1886 on which Hollywood movies were made under the title – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1920, … Continue reading

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The sound of the ankle-bell

Among the three Anand brothers of Bollywood, Chetan Anand always remained a highly respected film-director whereas Dev Anand remained an evergreen romantic hero. The youngest brother – (Late) Vijay Anand (popularly known as Goldie) was also a respected director like … Continue reading

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Meet the Indian Don Vito Corleone

I had heard a lot about the classic novel The Godfather written by Mario Puzo but not read it. One day, in the year 2005, I made up my mind to read it. I arranged the original English version of … Continue reading

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Aawara overturned

The great showman of Bollywood Raj Kapoor had made a classic movie – Awara (1951) containing an interesting and meaningful discussion about Nature vs. Nurture issue and the conclusion drawn was that nurture is more important in shaping the personality … Continue reading

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Boy steps into manhood by becoming a winner

Today is Shashi Kapoor’s birthday. The veteran actor and filmmaker had left for his heavenly abode on 4th December last year and now only his memories are left for his admirers in the form of his movies. Shashi Kapoor had … Continue reading

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Seedhi-Saadi Boli Meri Seedha-Saada Kaam …

Childlike innocent and trusting (as well as trustworthy) simpletons may be losers in real life but since they are heart-conquerors, the stories told on the silver-screen portray them as winners in the worldly life too which is seldom true. Raj … Continue reading

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