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Golmaal 1979
Every once in a while a delightful comedy is served by the Hindi film Industry, this 1979 movie was one such movie Golmaal ... a once in a decade comedy of that time. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Golmaal is the story of an average well educated Indian common man who would like to pursue good things in life, but is looking out for that elusive job which will not only give him a decent life but will also solve most of his monetary issues. Our young man of the story is Ramprasad Sharma (Amol Palekar-Superb) or Ram for short, he follows the Indian virtues but has taste for finer things of life like music, sports and as every Indian loves a taste for acting and films. He wants to live a full life, he has the responsibility of his unmarried sister Ratna (Manju Singh-very subtle character unlike many over-distraught sisters of Bollywood) who is herself pursuing post-graduation. They ....
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Padosan - 1968
Padosan literally takes cue from the commandment ‘Love thy neighbor’. One of the most hilarious movies of all times in Bollywood. Packed with the most sort after comedians, like Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Keshto Mukerjee, Mukri, Agha etc., of the time who went beyond their craft to produce magic on the silver screen. Their comedy was a few notches higher than the usual slapstick comedy which the Indian audiences were so used to see, more of situational and oral comedy interspersed with high quality dramatics. Padosan is easily the cult comedy with no other probably even coming close to it. Though there were some racial stereotypes in the movie which by today’s standards would have caused a furor, but I am sure that when these saviors of humanity the racial crusaders see the movie in private they would also not be able to resist a laugh or two. It is to be taken in the spirit of com ....
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Naughty Gang movie review
Writer-Director Pankaj Kr Virat's NAUGHTY GANG is the story of a group of young boys who want easy money and quick success, no matter even if they tread the wrong path to achieve it. Naughty Gang movie review... Naughty Gang is humourous in parts, while the rest of the film seems to be a confusing journey with quite a few moments making you itch for a loo break. The film begins with Ballu shown as the pampered (by his mother) brat who is often scolded upon by his father to mend his ways even while the boy is studying in the school. Ballu is supported by his friends Raja and Harry while the girl Vidya has a soft corner for this naughty kid. This soft corner blossoms into love as they are shown grown ups later on. At one time, this gang of 3 boys are compelled to leave the village for their misdeeds which attracted ire of the Sarpanch and other villagers. One fine day, this trio l ....
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Love you to Death - movie review
Love You To Death is a comic film about love that does not exist. The story is about the rich daughter in law and her husband’s family’s attempts to usurp her money who controls the purse strings at home. In the process we have three murders waiting to happen. Love you to Death - movie review... It has some good performances by Chandan Roy Sanyal and the contemporary woman played by Yuki Ellias. Suhasini Mulay is the same lady who played Aamir Khan’s mother in Lagaan. What a transformation! Kallol Banerjee is very natural and Nicholas Brown is the typical character who is into green earth type of campaigns. Sagar Salunke who plays Chhotu the domestic help of the family portrays the archetypal domestic helps of our times.. There are no twists and turns nor anything unusual in the script. Yet it does score over with its originality. Sundari and Ravi (Suhasini Mulay and Ka ....
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Chaalis Chauraasi - movie review
Mere presence of Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Ravi Kishan in a film had raised expectations of high tension entertainment, and it does, albeit to some extent in Chaalis Chauraasi. Chaalis Chaurasi has a talented cast of this foursome, who by their sheer brilliance save the otherwise sloppy script. Albert (Kay Kay Menon) is a car thief, Bobby (Atul Kulkarni) is a bar singer, Shakti (Ravi Kishan) is a drug peddler and Pankaj (Naseeruddin Shah) a former English professor fallen on hard times happen to come together. Pankaj aka Sir comes up with a plan to rob Rs. 20 crores. He knows the place, and has some information about two men guarding it. They decide pull off a robbery in the guise of police. To present yourselves as cops, you have to act like one and even think like a cop. To a certain extent they succeed, but trouble brews when they come across re ....
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Pappu Cant Dance Saala- movie review  
Pappu Can't Dance Saala is yet another Bollywood flick featuring odd couples – the subject which has always connected with audiences. There were many subjects which the hindi film industry has served us - incompatible individuals who somehow hall in love even with their conflicting personalities which are exploited for humour. Ideally, Pappu is a pseudonym addresses to those males who, generally speaking are considered nincompoops. Vidhyadhar Acharya (Vinay Pathak), a medical representative in Mumbai, has come to the city from Benares. He is a simpleton who hasn't left his small town values behind in Mumbai, the city which never sleeps. The film Pappu Can't Dance Saala has a fine story which depicts the intricate style of living of those thousands of small town dreamers who arrive in this mega city. It wouldn’t be fair to address them as ‘pappus’ Vidhyadhar lives in a ....
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Shakal Pe Mat Ja - movie review
Shakal Pe Mat Ja is an unconventional film and its title itself sounds funny. The concept is interesting, and the four protagonists are very natural, but the film lags in its departments of screenplay and editing. It is a story of 4 young boys who get caught up as suspects at the Delhi international airport, on the anniversary of the American terrorist attacks, while capturing a American Airways aircraft landing on their camera. Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a comedy based on mistaken identities with the background of terrorism and its threat. Four young people are detained at the Delhi international airport, while capturing an aircraft landing, on their handycam. Four amateur filmmakers are out to film a documentary on security issues around the airport. Incidentally, it is a high alert around the capital’s airport area and thus they become victims of suspicion. Cops grab hold of th ....
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Tension Doooor - movie review
“Tension Door” is the story about a naïve Villager named Gopal. It happens so that he has to travel to the city. On his way to the city, he meets with an accident and then loses the sense of hearing and becomes deaf. Whether this is temporary deafness or permanent disability, he is not aware. Despite medications and consulting expert doctors, this problem is not solved, even by any kind of treatment. Tension Doooor movie review... After a while, suddenly, Gopal (Swaraaj Singh) realizes that he has regained the sense of hearing and this time comes along with that the capacity to read people’s mind. Gopal can grasp what is going in the minds of people around him, the people he deals with and about what all they think. Now that he has gained this extra ability, he exposes misdeeds of some bad elements around his surroundings. It is a good deed he is doing for the society as a w ....
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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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Rascals - movie review
On what should have been one of the happiest days of his life (on his engagement day) Anthony Gonsalves (Arjun Rampal) is robbed of Rupees 30 lakhs by a con man and on that particular day, the other con man divests him of his brand new Mercedes. Rascals movie review... Chetan Chauhan (Sanjay Dutt) and Bhagat Bhosle (Ajay Devgan) are con men who happen to swindle Anthony Gonsalves (Arjun Rampal) separately but on the same day. Chetan is a cultivated and suave master con, who operates in high society; among the rich and famous and usually goes for the big kill. Little does he realize that the guy he dismissed as small time is going to cost him big bucks. With their ill begotten gains, they board a flight to Bangkok only to find themselves seated next to each other. As there is no way two can men can exist in the same town together, Chetan decides to send Bhagat packing back to Ind ....
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