Tag Archives: Shakti Samanta

A professional chases his dreams against the odds

Whenever a youth obtains a professional degree (B.E. or B. Tech / M. Tech or C.A. / MBA or the like wise), he has already become a dreamer – a dreamer thinking big, just too big. ‘Think big, think better’ … Continue reading

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Never allow your faith in goodness to be shaken

The bitter experiences of my life have shaken my faith in ethics, goodness and the sublime values of life. However the movies like Anuraag (1972) is one such phenomena which reassures me that these noble things have not vanished altogether … Continue reading

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Dil Aisa Kisi Ne Mera Toda . . .

Amanush (1975) is a very popular, commercially successful and critically acclaimed movie made in both Hindi and Bengali. Directed by Shakti Samanta, this movie is based on Shaktipada Rajguru’s story -‘Naya Basat‘. The pillar of Indian cinema in general and … Continue reading

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Kuchh To Log Kahenge . . . A Tribute to Kaka

It’s been six years since the first and the real superstar of Bollywood had passed away. Rajesh Khanna took his last breath in Aashirwaad (his residence) on 18.07.2012. Fondly known as Kaka, Rajesh Khanna commanded an era in Bollywood, a … Continue reading

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Coming across a stranger damsel

Late Gulshan Nanda was the numero uno Hindi pulp fiction writer during 1960-1990 period when cable TV and internet were not available and therefore, a huge market was there for pulp-fiction novels. Since Gulshan Nanda had good networking in Bollywood … Continue reading

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Jab Dard Nahin Tha Seene Mein . . .

Jab Dard Nahin Tha Seene Mein, Tab Khaak Maza Tha Jeene Mein (When there was no feeling of pain in my heart, what the hell was the pleasure of living !). Sounds impractical ? It is. Surprisingly, it is very … Continue reading

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The movie is good but the novel is better

Whenever any movie is made on the basis of some novel or story, the comparisons between the written version and the celluloid version are inevitable. Sometimes, the viewers find the movie to be better than the written piece of work … Continue reading

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