Tag Archives: Sunil Dutt

A teacher transforms the life of a courtesan

In my review of Mohabbatein (2000), I had criticized that movie for maligning the image of an educational institution and a teacher also because I consider teaching an extremely noble profession whose dignity is beyond any measure. Today I am reviewing … Continue reading

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Let there be one more sin

Several crime-based movies have been made in Bollywood seeking inspiration from the noir cinema of Hollywood that had taken shape during the forties and fifties. Most of such movies have been just run-of-the-mill formula-based flicks. However some of them stand … 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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The best Hindi movie on the Lost-‘n’-Found formula

The lost and found formula has been a very popular formula for the masala flicks made in India. Kismat (1943) starring Ashok Kumar in a double role, was the first Bollywood movie made on this formula which held the record … Continue reading

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An outstanding mystery follows classic songs

In my review dedicated to Bollywood mysteries, I had kept Hamraaz (1967) at the numero uno position in my list of memorable suspense thrillers ever made in Bollywood. Still, it is my most favourite suspense thriller which was a blockbuster … Continue reading

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Yatra Naaryastu Poojyante, Ramante Tatra Devta

Yatra Naaryastu Poojyante, Ramante Tatra Devta (Gods dwell where women are worshipped) – declares Manu Smriti. Millenniums later, the Indian men are yet to learn and absorb this assertion. Indian folklore also underscores the significance of wife in home through … Continue reading

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The lamp of a husband’s love

Chirag (1969) is a family drama directed by Raj Khosla starring Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh which is remembered more for the immortal song of Mohammed Rafi – Teri Aankhon Ke Siva Duniya Mein Rakkha Kya Hai. It is feelgood … Continue reading

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