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Pyaasa 1957
The genius called Guru Dutt who created Pyaasa, was lost to the Indian film Industry at a young age when he committed suicide but not before he had a fabulous body of work to boast about, whatever may have been his reasons but there is no doubt about his craftsmanship not only in direction but also acting, which he took up upon himself when directing one of the movie his hero did not turn up. The ‘50s and the early ‘60s was his time and Guru Dutt gave many hits not only as a director but also as an actor. Due to the tragedy of his death he is seen more related to his depressing tales of unfulfilled desires in both Pyaasa and Kagaz ke Phool. Pyaasa was close to Dutt’s heart and one of the few movies which he directed, produced and acted in. It is considered a classic and was well received by the audience too. There is a bit of a background to the movie Pyaasa, as his team want ....
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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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Purab aur Paschim 1970
Most of the hit movies of sixties and seventies also had the best of music in them and were also recognized for that by the audience. India is a country of folklore and folk dance and music, songs was the way the news and messages were conveyed in olden times. Songs contained the philosophy, contemporary messaging and the ethos of the population. Purab aur Paschim was also such a film with one of the best songs and music which also told the story of the film. It juxtaposed the Indian culture Vis the Western sensibilities. It was the time when Young India was trying make a mark for itself in the world as also a sense of nationality and pride within its people. Released in 1970. Manoj Kumar reprised his role of Bharat a metaphor for our country and its people and for patriotism. Major part of the movie was shot in London when the hippie culture was in full swing. Bharat (Manoj Kumar) is ....
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Phir Aik Sazish - movie review
Phir Aik Sazish is a suspense thriller. Directed by Shyam Shah it is about sudden murders occurring in the otherwise sleepy township. Phir Aik Sazish - movie review... It had been a city of peace and scenic beauty with a fascinating sea shore. The police had nothing much to do accept for taking care of the basic law and order. Inspector Madhav (Prakash Tiwari) had all time to romance with his girl friend Kamya. All was happy going till the city was rocked by a series of murders. Three ladies of the elite class of the society were brutally murdered which included Kamya’s mother. Ever since then the Inspector Madhav was on his toes to find out the killer. Now occurs the incident which shakes up the wotn. The most sensational murder of the famous actress Malvika Roy who was known for her breath taking beauty. Muskan (Mamata Soni) the young daughter of Malvika Roy, who is a ....
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Players - movie review
Abbas-Mustan the director duo who have given us thrilling hits like ‘Humraaz’, ‘Ajnabee’ and ‘Race’ have come up with ‘Players’ which is an official remake of the 2003 Hollywood action film, The Italian Job. Players is a notch below the high ‘thrilling’ standards created by them. The film Players, shot in locations in the Goa, United Kingdom, Wellington and Auckland in New Zealand and Siberia, St Petersburg in the Russian Federation has some never-before-seen action sequences directed by Allan Amin. What is missing in the film is proper characterization of its players. Half baked characters, average songs and mediocre acting are the drawbacks. About its plus points, it has good cinematography and editing, fine action sequences and it is a stylish film. This time around, it's not just going to be the men (Abhisheik Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Neil Nitin Mukesh) who ....
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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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Phhir - movie review
You reap what you sow. A simple description of the plot of Phhir which is about reincarnation. Pravin Bhatt, the cinematographer has shot the beautiful locations of New Castle in the United Kingdom and it enhances the creepy effect in this suspense thriller. Lead pair of the bollywood film ‘1920’, Adah Sharma and Rajneesh Duggal are again paired together in this movie Phhir. The third character of that of television actress Roshni Chopra, who makes her big screen debut with this film. The handsome Kabir Malhotra (Rajneesh Duggal) is a physician by profession. He falls in love with Sia (Roshni Chopra) and marries her. A happy marriage and a budding career is here to last not for long. Sia goes missing one day and thus begins a dreadful experience for Kabit. In his search of wife, he meets Disha (Adah Sharma), who can see the past and the future by touching and looking at o ....
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Pyaar ka Punchnama - movie review
A sarcastic take on Love, Pyaar ka Punchnama explores the shift of power between genders in today’s society, and its effect on modern relationships. The film presents a point of view that for years men have patiently fulfilled the atrocious demands, submitted at the hint of a tear and bore the brunt of vicious mood swings of women in the name of Love. Pyaar ka Punchnama movie review... The females in the movie are shown to be too clever, shrewd, self-centered, manipulative and playful when it comes to their love affairs. Pyaar Ka Punchnama is the story that revolves around three friends – Rajat (Kartik Tiwari), Vikrant (Raayo S. Bakhirta) and Nishant (Divyendu Sharma) who live in Noida, working for different IT firms. The movie deals with their lives after each of them get involved with girls. Nishant’s pet name is Liquid and he is a short-tempered guy who is frustrated wi ....
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Patiala House, movie review
Patiala House the film, is based in Southall – London where the Kahlon family has been living for the past 4 generations. Ruled by an autocratic and stubborn patriarch Bauji (Rishi Kapoor) the members of this household have no other choice but to adhere to his ways, his whims, his rules. Scarred by a racial incident that took place 20 years ago – an incident that led to the murder of his mentor and guardian, the senior advocate leader Mr. Saini, Bauji began hating the British and everything that the country and its people stood for. Patiala House movie review... A hindi family drama with a background of cricket, the film is about Gattu (Akshay Kumar) who is living the life his father forced upon him. While young, our Gattu faced the racism problem which was a big issue then. On one instance on his birthday, the Whites broke his home window and yelled "We don't want you in our c ....
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Peepli Live, movie review
Peepli Live is an experimental film yet a thought provoking satire produced by Aamir Khan - that depicts the story of thousands of debt ridden poor Indian farmers who commit suicide as they are not thick skinned as other wily businessmen or the politicians. Peepli [Live] movie review... Natha a poor farmer from Peepli village in the heart of rural India is about to lose his plot of land due to an unpaid government loan. A quick fix to the problem is the very same government’s program that aids the families of indebted farmers who have committed suicide. As a means of survival Farmer Natha can choose to die!!! Natha’s brother is happy to push him towards this unique ‘honor’ but Natha is reluctant. Local elections are around the corner and what might’ve been another unnoticed event turns into a ‘cause celebré’ with everyone wanting a piece of the action. Political b ....
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