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Jai Santoshi Maa 1975 film
The most successful film on mythology in India is Jai Santoshi Maa. This movie about an unknown Goddess till then brought about a revolution to the nation thirsting for and searching for hope in Emergency times. The mythological film Jai Santoshi Maa started a trend which was followed for years to come. During 1975 the film grossed over 5 Crore Rupees and in today's value this amounts to Rs 200 Crores. Jai Santoshi Maa is to be credited with the Friday fasts became a rage with almost every woman in India observing the fast. The offering of Jaggery and gram to the Goddess for 16 consecutive Fridays and break the fast was rampant all over the country. Rarely has any other movie caught the fancy of the populace like this movie. Not only did people follow the regimen but there were also myths that if the sequence is broken it will be a bad omen for the person observing the fast and so on. ....
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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro 1983
It was a satire on the murky happenings in a big city. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro explored the nexus between the big business men, the politicos and the press who would go all out and are ready to stoop to any level, back-stab or front stab for that matter, to get their own pound of flesh. The city in question is none other than Amchi Mumbai here. Adorned with the class actors of the then art cinema world, the cast of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is led by Nasseruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Om Puri, and Ravi Baswani and not to forget the dead meat Satish Shah because of whom the whole mad bungle in concrete jungle happens. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro was a story by Sudhir Mishra and the talented Kundan Shah who also directed it. It seemed the story developed itself as it was being filmed, with incidents happening one after the other in sequence and taking the story forward at good pace infused with dry humor, dark ....
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Jodi Breakers - movie review
R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu feature in leading roles in Jodi Breakers, while Omi Vaidya, Mazhar Sayed and Mrinalini Sharma in ‘supporting roles’ that actually support the leading pair when they are in distress. There is also the married pair of Milind Soman, Dipannita Sharma in the film who are the target of Jodi Breakers. A major part of the film is shot in the scenic locations in Greece. Jodi Breakers movie review... There are many films about how a girl and a guy fall in love, but here is one flick which is unusual where the lead couple specialize in separating the couple. So, here is a hindi movie which appears to be an original story line, with impressive performances by R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu. Jodi Breakers is a tale about Sid (R. Madhavan) and Sonali (Bipasha Basu). The duo, who play the divorce experts, which in hindi means ‘Jodi Breakers’. Sid is a divorcee ....
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Jo Hum Chahein - movie review
Jo Hum Chahein is Sunny Gill and ex-Miss India Universe Simran Kaur Mundi’s bollywood debut film. It is a young, ambitious film about today's generation and depicts exactly about today's youth who are wanting everything quickly. They do not think what is right or wrong in life, but just want fast cars, fast girls, fast money, and a lot of money and they want it today itself. Sunny Gill’s character is that of an ambitious guy who is least bothered about what is ethically right or wrong for him. Rohan Bhatia has no boundaries as he can go to any length to make money. This coming of age film, Jo Hum Chahein is the story of Rohan Bhatia (Sunny Gill) and Neha Kapoor (Simran Kaur Mundi), two young, hip, effervescent individuals whose lives change forever once they meet and fall in love. Rohan is a brash, cocky, ambitious, 24 year old MBA graduate who wants instant success and he'll ....
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Jo Dooba So Paar, Its Love in Bihar
There's nothing more dangerous than a Bihari in love. Jo Dooba So Paar, Its Love in Bihar movie review... The film takes you on a funny, rustic and romantic journey of love in the times of guns, goons and grenades. Discover a new and sweet facet of Bihar and Biharis that you perhaps never knew existed. Unless, of course, you are a Bihari yourself. Jo Dooba So Paar, Its Love in Bihar is the story of the lovable Bihari boy Keshu (Anand Tiwari), son of a truck driver and a school drop-out, and his one-sided love affair with the US-bred Sapna (Sita Ragione Spada), who makes a sudden entry into his village on a college project. This American girl has come to the town to do a research on Madhubani paintings. Sapna also enjoys spending time with Keshu, and so Keshu thinks that she too is interested in him. His friends tune him up to express his love to her. She has a strict uncle an ....
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Jaana Pehchana - movie review
‘Jaana Pehchana’ is a sequel to the Rajshree Productions film ‘Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se’ (1978), a love story which left us on a tragic note when a young Arun Mathur (Sachin) was left alone after his soulmate Lily Fernandes (Ranjeeta) dies of cancer, leaving him in immense pain. Jaana Pehchana movie review... Now after 32 years, ‘Jaana Pehchana’ reintroduces Arun Mathur, who has battled the agony of his past and has risen to be a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, motivated by the memories of his beloved Lily to do noble work and touch people’s lives. Life has always been one of struggle and loneliness for Arun, who could never let go of his past. One day like a breath of fresh air walks in Asha Dayal (Ranjeeta), a successful writer who is on a mission to write Arun’s biography. Asha lands up at Arun’s office, in spite of being repeatedly warned that h ....
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Jail, movie review
Parag Dixit (Neil Nitin Mukesh) seriously believes he's God's chosen child. In his mid-twenties, he already has everything going in his life, loves the luxuries of high living and is willing to work hard and party harder for it. Parag is living a dream life with a great job and his loving girlfriend Maansi! Jail movie review... Maansi (Mugdha Godse) is an independent woman who lives life on her own terms. She has never asked for the commitment yet because she would like Parag to arrive at the decision himself and she loves him too deeply to question the imminent commitment. Has his path carved out for him up ahead and is very impatient about getting there...until one fateful evening when everything changes! However things take an ugly turn when after a series of unfortunate events Parag suddenly wakes up in jail; handcuffed and randomly beaten up by the cops. He is perplexed and ....
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Jashnn, movie review
For every nobody who wants to be a somebody. Thats Jashnn for you. On every street, in every home, somewhere in India, there is a 'nobody' who wants desperately to be a 'somebody'. Jashnn is the story of one such nobody... Jashnn movie review Akash Verma (Adhyayan Suman), a twenty year old Indian lad, thirsts to become a singing icon that can blaze a trail for himself among the galaxy of existing stars. But though he has dreams in his heart, he has been unable to find that distinctive voice that he can call his own, that will propel him to the top. Only when he's shattered by life and unflinchingly looks at the sordid truth straight in the face - that he is freeloading off his elder sister Nisha (Shahana Goswami), who, in order to offer him a decent life style, has become the mistress of a rich businessman Aman Bajaj (Humayun Saeed), is he able to touch his inner core. Call i ....
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Jugaad, movie review
Jugaad, a film based on a real life incident is a hilarious take on the infamous sealing drive by the Municipal Corporation (MCD) that rocked New Delhi in 2007-08. The film is set entirely in Delhi and is shot at actual locations to lend authenticity to the proceedings. The victim – CEO of an ad agency owner has no way out of the impasse and thus tries to overcome it by resorting to temporary settlement is what we call ‘jugaad’. This happened to many families who were victimized by this drive and even won public sympathy even though they had entered into unauthorized constructions. Everyone wondered as to why the authorities let it happen before their eyes. Apparently, they were a party to it, they alleged. Sandip Kapur (Manoj Bajpai), heads a successful advertising agency, which unexpectedly is sealed by MCD. Desperately wanting to re-establish his agency, Sandip opts for 'J ....
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Jumbo, movie review
Jumbo is an animated film based on a Thai film - Khan Kluay which is about a baby elephant named Khan Kluay who wanders away from his mother and eventually becomes the war elephant. It has voice over by superstars Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Dimple Kapadia, Rajpal Yadav, Gulshan Grover, Asrani, Yuvraj Singh and others. Akshay Kumar has lent his voice for the central character of an elephant and also shot for an exclusive music video - 'Everything Is Gonna Be Alright'. A young blue elephant, Jumbo (Akshay Kumar's voice) grows up with his mother (voiced by Dimple Kapadia). He loves to play with other animals in the jungle. At times, other elephants of the herd would confront him as he is fatherless. His mother never reveals anything about his father, except that his father is missing since some time. Naturally, Jumbo gets more curious about his father, and he gets the information th ....
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