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Bobby (1973)
Bobby was released on 28 September 1973 and was an instant hit amongst the Young India of the time. Teenage love stories were hitherto unseen on the Indian screens. That too with absolutely fresh faced youngsters actually acting their own age. This movie launched the careers of both Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia in lead roles. Though it was planned with Rajesh Khanna in mind but as Raj Kapoor who was also it's Producer and Director and whose Mere Naam Joker had bombed badly on the silver screen, he is said to have not been able to afford Rajesh thus he launched his own son Rishi instead. Rest is now history. Bobby's fresh faced stars became the USP of this movie. Indian cinema was looking for fresh faces and they got them here. The story is about two teenagers coming from two different classes and religions of the society . Raj (Rishi Kapoor) is a son of a rich Hindu businessm ....
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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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Tezaab 1988
A poignant offering of sorts, Tezaab is a story of the youth of the time by N. Chandra who had earlier made hard hitting films like Pratighaat and Ankush, this was his Magnum Opus. Tezaab literally means acid, is about injustice in society which creates rebelliousness in the youth, taking them to the wrong side of the law. Thus the youth who would have been the nation builders, are only fuming acid due to the system. Released 11th November 1988, Tezaab was the relaunch vehicle for Madhuri Dixit who achieved superstardom shaking her hips to the tunes of ‘Ek, do, teen’, before this she was seen in the forgettable ‘Abodh’. This also cemented Anil Kapoor’s place in the industry, a coming of age movie for him, which sort of typecast him in, on the edge rough roles mouthing the Bombay slang lingo. The story is about Mahesh Deshmukh aka Munna (Anil Kapoor) and his failed love ....
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Sangam 1964
The first thing that strikes you about the movie SANGAM is its run length. It is the fourth longest Hindi movie ever produced in India, just shy of 4 hours. Sangam was Raj Kapoor's labour of love and friendship adorned with excellent music. It ran to packed houses and won many awards including the best director award for Raj Kapoor and also the best actress award for Vyjayanthimala besides other technical awards for that year's Filmfare awards. Initially, Sangam the movie was planned much before it was actually made. It was planned in the 1940s and it was planned with Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Dilip Kumar triangle in mind but as the things did not work out Raj Kapoor approached Dev Anand there too it was a no go. Thus the film fell in the lap of Rajendra Kumar and was made much later and released on 18th June 1964. It was not just a story it was a saga of love and friendship thus the ....
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Guide - 1965
Guide was a path breaking film released on 6th December 1965 almost 55 years ago but whenever it is shown on TV one can still be found glued to the Television to see this movie. The film is based on the novel by R.K. Narayan the novelist brother of the famous common man cartoonist R.K. Laxman. People say that the movie was much better than the novel itself, and importantly, also much ahead of its time in terms of the storyline and the treatment given to it. The screenplay did not have a single dull moment. Direction and screenplay of Guide are credited to Vijay Anand or Goldie the younger brother of Dev Anand (the hero of the movie) for their in-house banner Nav Ketan Films. Though he had done earlier movies but this movie discovered his craft and he went on to give us many super dupe hits like Teesri Manzil, Jewel Thief, Johnny Mera Naam, Tere Mere Sapne etc. A 120 minute English ver ....
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De De Pyaar De movie review
Sometimes the new age ideals, sometimes the age old Indian tradition. This is what De De Pyaar De shuttles all through its 135 minutes running time. The writer wants to keep the new generation happy with his ideas of the father readily accepting his daughter's view to have a live-in relationship before her marriage. Then the writer also wants to let the conservative Indian audience to feel that his film also has Indian culture and ideals. De De Pyaar De movie review... Neither here... nor there! Seems that Indian culture is in transit mode. Ashish Mehra (Ajay Devgn) is a 50 year old divorcé residing in London. He is somewhat sort of an Angel investor or a Venture Cap funder. He is rich, living alone in the UK after having seperated from his wife Manju (Tabu). This rich dude keeps himself fit and in fine shape that attracts a 26 year-old woman Ayesha (Rakul Preet Singh) towards ....
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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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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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Ek Deewana Tha - movie review
Sachin (Prateik) is a regular guy-22 year old engineering graduate from a middle class family in Mumbai who is in love with the world of cinema and aspires to become a film maker. Thats Ek Deewana Tha - As a struggler in the film industry-where his long days are filled with waiting and then some more waiting, surviving on his father’s pocket money and desperately trying to make an entry into any of the main film camps-there is nothing that makes each day worth looking forward to. Ek Deewana Tha movie review... He is introduced to a bollywood cinematographer Anay (Manu Rishi) and with his help Sachin gets to work as an assistant to veteran director Ramesh Sippy. Sachin stays with his sister and parents, who are Hindu Brahmins in a rented house which belongs to Jessie's (Amy Jackson) father. The landlords of this house are conservative Malayali Christian family from Kerala and Jess ....
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Ek Main aur Ekk Tu
Ek Main aur Ekk Tu is the second film from Dharma banner this year. It was Agneepath the last month, which is an action film, which this flick is in contrast to the genre of the previous film. Ek Main aur Ekk Tu movie review... With this film, Shakun Batra who was also seen in Imran Khan starer Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na as an actor makes his debut in Bollywood as a director. From the trailers, songs etc, the film was anticipated to be colorful (like all Dharma movies are) young, peppy, fresh, loads of fun and humor, but sadly it doesn’t deliver. The story of Ek Main aur Ekk Tu is narrated by Imran Khan’s character Rahul Kapoor, about incidences which take place in the span of 2 weeks which change things for him. Rahul is the son of an elite Mumbai couple - Mr and Mrs Kapoor (played by Boman Irani and Ratna Pathak Shah) who always have controlled their son’s fate. Mr. Kapoor alw ....
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