You are here
Awara - 1951
This was the first attempt by Raj Kapoor to model himself on the Charlie Chaplin act in the film Awara, which got more prominent in his later films like ‘Shree 420’. It was a trendsetter of sorts, an iconic movie at the time. Awara is produced and directed by Raj Kapoor himself and it was written by the R.K. loyalist K.A. Abbas who went on to write and also direct many socials. It was a landmark movie which juxtaposed good with the bad. Many of the Kapoor family graced the movie apart from the Protagonists- R.K. (Raj) himself and his father Prithviraj Kapoor, his Grandfather Diwan Basheshwarnath Kapoor and his younger brother Shashi played R.K’s younger self. Awara was released on 14th December 1951, it is considered a path-breaking film for Hindi cinema as it was a huge success not only in India but also abroad in South Asian countries and an overwhelming success in the Sovi ....
Read More
 
Aandhi - 1975
Movies are generally a source of entertainment, with some carrying a social or moral message while there are movies which used to be called art movies in late 70’s and early 80’s in INDAIN CINEMA which showed the stark realities of life. Aandhi is one such movie written by Kamleshwar and directed by Gulzar. Though India has changed a lot since then. Now those very art films are termed as contemporary and are not all depressing but also do have a funny take to them. The movies do show the ethos of the Nation at those times and can be instrumental in creating public opinion or at least validating a point of view. Aandhi was a movie of its own kind it was a political commentary on the state of affairs on the back of a very unlikely love story. It is said to have been loosely based on the life of the then Prime Minister of India Mrs. Indira Gandhi and though it was released on 13th Fe ....
Read More
 
Anand 1971
Released on 12th March 1971, Anand is an endearing story of a terminally ill patient who brings joys in the life of complete strangers. It was both funny and tragic. It showed that despite the progress we have made thru science we still have no control on certain diseases where death is a foregone conclusion. Anand was produced and directed by the well-known maker of social and moralistic drama exploring the lighter side of life Hrishikesh Mukherjee or Hrishida as he was fondly called. It was one of the 17 consecutive hits of Rajesh Khanna and his first collaboration with Amitabh Bachchan. That Amitabh was able to hold his own and define his character in the movie laid down the path for him to succeed as superhero after Khanna. It was a runaway hit at the box-office. T This movie Anand, being evergreen is still viewed with rapt attention whenever it is played on TV. It is a movie o ....
Read More
 
Aradhana (1969)
Late sixties and seventies was a defining period of Indian cinema which cultivated many memorable movies. Indian cinema was moving from family dramas, social and moral tales towards stories of friendship and love. Aradhana was one such movie which changed the lives of many of those associated with it.  (Image courtesy YouTube). Released on 27th September 1969 it was a defining movie which gave birth to the first Indian Superstar- a phenomenon called Rajesh Khanna, he had been around for a couple of years before this (even had some hits ) but something in this tale caught the eyes of the audience and specially the fair sex . This was the start from where he gave 17 consecutive hits, a record which still stands to this day. This was the movie which resurrected the playback singing career of Kishore Kumar. It is rumored that before doing the playback of Aradhana Kishore wanted to mee ....
Read More
 
Amar Akbar Anthony review by Pawan Gupta
This blockbuster  - AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY was released on 27th May 1977. By then the stars of this movie were well known and stars in their own rights but one among them was more than the proverbial first amongst the equal. He was none other than Amitabh Bachchan, who had by then attained stardom and though this movie was a multi-starrer, it firmly entrenched him as the new superstar his ‘angry young man’ image was already accepted but with this movie he added one more facet to his acting skills i.e. comedy. Till that time most movies had a full time comedian in the form of Mehmood, Jagdeep or someone to provide comic relief but this movie changed all that with the hero also donning the role of comedian. His contemporary and also in race for superstardom, Vinod Khanna was also in this movie, but this movie took Big B (as Amithabh is fondly called) leagues ahead. 1977-78 was one o ....
Read More
 
Avengers: Endgame movie review
To understand the movie - Avengers: Endgame, one has to rewind into flashback of all the previous marvel superhero movies to check in which period did the ‘infinty’ stones pop up in each of them. Avengers: Endgame movie review... Though the narrative of Avengers: Endgame does visit these individually in their respective places and period, the makers have cleverly woven flashback scenes alternating the present reality when the surviving bunch of our superheroes encounter those in that time and place. However, while building all this makes the story stretched and debunks the time paradox of all the previous Hollywood time travel films, prominent amongst them being the 'Back to the Future' series. With Thanos gone and the stones destroyed at the beginning what best way for our sulking Avengers than to beat all this and get back half of the universe which was turne ....
Read More
 
Avengers - Infinity war movie review
Avengers - Infinity war - the much awaited Avengers movie for which Marvel had created such hype is finally here. Review by PAW GUPTA   One of the most expensive Avenger movie, Infinity war can draw parallels with the last X-Men movie Apoclypse which had the similar theme of one man out to rule the universe and our super-heroes forming a formidable resistance to the same. Here the super-villain 'Thanos' is out in search of the 6 Infinity stones which were created when the Universe was created at the time of big bang. He has a simple philosophy 'annihilate 50% of all civilizations in the universe to create a balance so that the other 50% can live on the given resources'. Though some may feel it is a noble cause, and his character is shown to have some emotions unlike usually assumed as an out-and-out brute in Infinity war. Looks like a distant human ....
Read More
 
Agneepath - movie review
Agneepath is a remake in its true sense. Much awaited and talked about endeavor of The Dharma Productions. Agneepath being of the action genre and full of violence is a very unlikely Dharma movie at the same time the screenplay, cinematography and other technicalities are very much its style. The story begins in a Maharashtrian village - Mandwaa with the school teacher (master Dinanath Chauhan ) whose growing popularity becomes a matter of concern for the village head. He plans on calling his son Kancha (Sanjay Dutt) to take care of this.Kancha tries to talk the villagers into leasing their properties to him so that he can set up a salt factory but his actual intension is revealed of trying to set up a drug mafia there. Masterji tries to stop the injustice he foresees if the villagers give into Kancha’s scheme. Then Kancha stages a miss happening and it seems like that the mas ....
Read More
 
Azaan - movie review
The exotic locales of South Africa, Thailand, Germany, Morocco, France, India, Poland and China are beautifully showcased in Azaan, which is an action thriller dealing with global threats of terrorism stemming from cross religious misconceptions engulfing the world at a fast pace today. Azaan movie review... India is a country with a tenuous hold over its people, power and future; and also one of the top 5 economies of the world. A nuclear power with staggering levels of poverty. It has a population of 1.2 billion; while some think this is its biggest curse, others believe it to be its possible strength. What if this very population was used as a weapon against India itself? As science and technology breaks new grounds, the face of global terrorism gets ugly. One person who personifies this in his ambitions, intelligence and absolute amorality is Doctor (Sajid Hassan), an ex-CIA ....
Read More
 
Aarakshan - movie review
Here is a high voltage drama based on one of the most controversial policies of caste based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions. Aarakshan movie review... Aarakshan is the hindi word for ‘Reservation’. In India there is a caste based reservation of jobs in government and educational institutions. Prakash Jha, the director has presented complex social and economic issues in a very simple format. It is the story of Prabhakar Anand (Amitabh Bachchan), the legendary idealistic principal of a college that he has single-handedly turned into the state’s best. His loyal disciple, Deepak Kumar (Saif Ali Khan) who will do anything for his Sir. Of Deepak’s love for Prabhakar’s daughter, Poorbi (Deepika Padukone), of his friendship with Sushant (Prateik). It is the story of... their love, their lively friendship, their zest for life, and of their dreams fo ....
Read More
 
1 2 3 5