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Kismet 1943
This was the first blockbuster hit in the thirty year young Hindi Film Cinema at that time that Ashok Kumar's Kismet first to cross the threshold of Rupees One Crore an unheard of figure for film collection in that era. A record that was broken by Raj Kapoor’s ‘Barsaat’ a few years down the line. If one adjusts that for inflation and take gold as the standard for inflation then that amount would work out to a whooping Rs.1000 crores today (gold rate was Rs.51 per 10 grams in 1943 vs today’s rate of 51k per 10 grams). Kismet was also the first movie to show the hero with negative attributes like continuous smoking, drinking, gambling and of course robbery. The issue of unwed mother was also touched upon, despite these factors which had a shock value in a pre-independence conservative India, the movie still did roaring business and ran for over three years in a single talkies in ....
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Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 1998
After the huge success of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege (DDLJ) and Dil Toh Pagal Hai (DTPH) this film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was the next big film for Shah Rukh. Written and directed by Karan Johar who was himself an assistant director and also played a bit part in ‘DDLJ’, he seems to have taken inspiration from there for this, his directorial debut after which he went on to make many a big budgeted multi-starred blockbusters. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was also a start of a special Actor- director relationship between Johar and Shah Rukh which has given us many a hits in the past. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was released on 16th October 1998. Apart from India, it was filmed in many foreign locations a trend in the Bollywood movies at that time. It was also the movie which gave impetus to Rani Mukherjee’s almost defunct career, projecting her as a neo modern foreign educated girl, firmly entrenched in ....
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Kal Aaj Aur Kal - 1971
As the title suggests this story of Kal Aaj Aur Kal is about three generations which had its footings in the film fraternity itself - the Kapoor family. Prithviraj-Raj and Randhir Kapoors aptly captured on the canvas by Randhir himself. This one is a rare one. A delightfully light movie which had an uncanny parody by Mehmood of this very three generation of Kapoors in the 1970’s Humjoli. Kal Aaj Aur Kal is about the only movie which has all three generations of the same family in it at the same time and playing the same characters in reel life too and that too the premiere Kapoor family for that matter. Released on December 17, 1971, Kal Aaj Aur Kal tells of the rigors of the middle generation which is sandwiched between the traditions of the past generation and the liberties of the next generation and how it tries to balance both by taking the load on itself. Apart from the abov ....
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Karz 1980
This 1980 movie about reincarnation was one of the best reincarnation movies made in the Hindi film industry and Karz is also one of Subhash Ghai's better made films. Fantastic song picturisation like the 'Ek Hasina Thi' and the eponymous 'Om Shanti Om' which had Rishi Kapoor dancing on a revolving LP on stage. Karz was a trend-setter in film song picturisation in future Hindi films, it was in the category of musical thriller a genre specific only to our Bollywood industry. Though inspired by the 1975 Hollywood film The Reincarnation of Peter Proud but perfectly blended for Indian sensibilities. It spawned many other remakes in various Indian languages and also a latter-day adaptation in the 2008 movie Karzzz by Himesh Reshammiya proving it's popularity and subject durability. Karz was well received by the youngsters in India but not so with the older population. Though proclaimed a h ....
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Knives Out poster
A successful author of mystery books is found dead in his attic study in mysterious circumstances with his throat slit right after his 85th birthday celebrations, leaving behind a big fat bank balance and estate and his quibbling family. Knives Out movie review... It looks like a suicide but someone does not seem to think so and mysteriously hires an eccentric ace detective to solve the death puzzle, the inquisition that follows a la Agatha Christie style points at every member of the family as suspect as each could have a motive and are lying through their rich pompous noses. There's the younger son who it seems has been fired by the old man and is unable to cope with it , the daughter's husband is playing Rasputin behind her back and the elder son's widow is skimming on the old man's generosity all in all everyone of them had had a run in with the old man just before celebrations ....
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Kedarnath movie review
Debutante Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput are the only two reasons one should watch Kedarnath which is a romantic-disaster film written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The film is a love story amidst the cloud bursts resulting in flash floods that nearly destroyed the town of Kedarnath. The flood water gushed on both sides of the temple destroying everything in its path surrounding the Kedarnath temple, while a huge boulder that got stuck behind the Kedarnath Temple protected it from the ravages of the flood's fury, hence the temple itself survived.

Kedarnath review

The film begins with picturesque setting of the Kedarnath pilgrimage trail that follows the arduous life of a hardworking 'pithoo' (porter) Mansoor Khan (Sushant Singh Rajput) residing with his mother and the bread-earner of his family. Mansoor is kind hearted boy whose primary aim is to ....
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Kya Yahi Sach Hai - movie review
Kya Yahi Sach Hai is an International Award Winning reality film, Based on the Best Selling Novel "Carnage by Angels" written by I.P.S. Officer Y.P.Singh. It won the Silver Award in the Narrative Film Category of the California Film Awards in 2010. Most of the scenes in the film were shot at authentic police locations in Mumbai, Pune and Daund. The director Yogesh Pratap Singh was an officer of the Indian Police Service - 1985 batch, Maharashtra Cadre. During his stint in the Police Service, he experienced various stormy positions in the police force. Right from the first posting he developed a reputation for tough policing, conducting raids and clampdowns on a daily basis. Having dealt with high profile scams, his efforts initially were commended by the higher-ups, but soon this honest cop ran into trouble with the politicians since his investigations had exposed some uncomfort ....
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Khap - movie review
Khap is a contemporary tale of traditional massacre erupting in the heartland of central India where certain villages still follow cruel age-old customs. This is where a story of passion, dishonor and deceit unfolds; where the sweet innocence of youth is throttled by uncompromising beliefs. Khap movie review... The film opens in the capital where two youths Ria and Kush fall in love. Ria (Uvika Choudhary ) is a beautiful city girl who is Madhur and Komal’s daughter. Kush (Sarrtaj Gill) is a young charming boy who has come from South Africa to India for his MBA. Sarrtaj plays the role of Kush, a young charming boy. Ria and Kush get trapped into the khap traditions and then begins the struggle of survival and escape from the village. Meanwhile, news channels highlight the death of the local couple Veer and Sureeli who are found dead in Omkar Chaudhary’s village. Omkar Chau ....
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Kucch Luv Jaisaa - movie review
Barnali Ray Shukla debuts as a director with Kucch Luv Jaisaa. Today is 29th Feb, and Mrs. Madhu Saxena's Birthday. It comes once in four years and her husband has forgotten her birthday. She has been feeling unhappy lately the way her husband has been taking her for granted and her marriage is getting into a fatigue-zone. Kucch Luv Jaisaa movie review... Madhu is a housewife and a mother of two kids. She is a full-time mother, wife, Maths/Hindi/English teacher, agony aunt, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, daughter, sister and the works. Her husband and family form the centre of her universe but she doesn't receive that kind of attention which she deserves! She just has no time to be 'simply Madhu'. And now today she has two options, she can choose to sulk and pity herself for the next four years or reinvent Madhu and take a grip over her life. She chooses to heat out and e ....
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Kashmakash - movie review
A period film set in the 1920s, Kashmakash is based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore. The film is essentially a Hindi version of the original Bengali film, Naukadubi. Kashmakash movie review... A tender romance blossoming in Kolkata between law student Ramesh (Jishu Sengupta) and his friend?s sister Hemnalini, is nipped suddenly when his father sends an urgent and mysterious summons from his village home. There, the dutiful son is peremptorily ordered to marry Susheela, daughter of a hapless widow. Ramesh refuses. Confesses that his heart belongs to another. But the widow's fervent plea softens him ultimately. And he concedes, albeit with a heavy heart. The wedding takes place with due ceremony; and Ramesh sets out with his bride on a river boat journey back to Kolkata. Soon a fierce storm arises; the boat tosses helplessly and finally capsizes in the churning waters. Later ....
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