Tag Archives: Rekha

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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