Tag Archives: Shatrughan Sinha

A gripping social drama which commences with Holi

Holi Aaee Re was released in 1970. It is a very good social drama with a tight, eventful script and some very good songs. It is gripping throughout and the viewer never gets any boring moment to take a break.  The … Continue reading

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The inspiration behind Johnny Gaddaar

I liked Sriram Raghavan directed thriller movie – Johnny Gaddaar (2007) very much. In that movie, the hero (in fact, the villain), Neil Mukesh murders a member of their criminal group by seeking inspiration from a very old Amitabh Bachchan … 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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It’s partially a predecessor to Ghajini

During the fifties, sixties and seventies, Bollywood boasted of good script-writers. There were specific story departments in the film companies where full time writers worked relentlessly on scripts. That’s why several novel ideas used to emerge for making feature films … Continue reading

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You watch again ! You laugh again !

Bollywood has presented many immensely popular comedies like Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Golmaal, Chupke Chupke, Padosan, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots etc. which are much talked about movies. However today I am reviewing an underrated Bollywood movie which is … Continue reading

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Shatrughan woos Vidya using a fake identity

Rich boy poor girl. Rich girl poor boy. Conceited boy getting smitten by a simple girl or vice versa. We have seen so many stories in Indian movies. Such a hackneyed plot can also entertained when well-developed and skilfully presented … Continue reading

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The Dostana of the fathers of Karan and Abhishek

Producer Karan Johar presented a movie (not directed by him) titled as Dostana in 2008 which starred Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Bobby Deol and above all, Abhishek Bachchan whom he had earlier directed in Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006) alongwith … 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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A gentleman and a loafer ! Both at the same time ?

Shareef Budmaash (1973) is a crime-thriller directed by skilled director Raj Khosla, starring Dev Anand and Hema Malini in lead roles. Dev Anand himself has produced it under his banner Navketan. It’s an entertaining movie whose title fascinated me because … Continue reading

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Staleness is the problem with such movies

The Gold Medal (1984) is one of those unfortunate movies which take an extra-ordinary time in getting completed (this way or that way) and / or released. Though this was the case with the immortal Mughal-e-Aazam also but that’s an … Continue reading

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