Tag Archives: Saira Banu

The call for justice

I sincerely thank my dear friend and elder B.S. Sethi Saheb for inspiring me to write the review of this immortal period movie from the pre-independence era. Pukar (1939) is a great black and white movie made by Sohrab Modi … Continue reading

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A dish with all the spices in perfect ratio

I dedicate this review to my better half, Amita. I was not a foodie prior to 1st December, 1995 (my marriage date). On that day, Amita entered my life and since then I have been a foodie. Reason ? Very … 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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Is bloodshed mandatory for a revolution ?

We have heard and read a lot about revolutions. Several people especially those who follow the Marxist philosophy and support the cause of the proletariat against the bourgeoisie, maintain that a revolution has to be violent and contain bloodshed to … Continue reading

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Jubilee Kumar as the hero & He-man as the villain ?

During the fifties, a youth with an ordinary personality started his career in Hindi movies and during the sixties, he went on become one of the most popular heroes of Bollywood with several jubilee hits to his credit. The commercial … Continue reading

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Bade Miyaan Deewane . . .

Today is the birthday of Saira Banu, the Beauty Queen of Bollywood during the sixties. While conveying my hearty birthday wishes to her, I present this review on this occasion. In my review of P.G. Wodehouse’s novel – The Small … Continue reading

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