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Woh Kaun Thi 1964
Continuing the tradition for mystery thrillers and whodunit genre after ‘Bees Saal Baad’ there were a spate of such films; all quite well made and having some story and substance too like, ‘Gumnaam’, ‘Teesri Manzil’ etc. with a notable film Woh Kaun Thi? Woh Kaun Thi was one of them shot in black and white which added to the mystery, macabre and eerie settings specially the scenes shot in the rain. It turned out to be a timeless classic flaunting the haunting beauty of its leading lady Sadhana and suaveness of Manoj Kumar. It was part of the mystery trilogy directed by Raj Khosla namely, Who Kaun Thi, Mera Saaya and Anita all within a span of three years and starring Sadhana in the main lead. At the same time Bollywood was also having an affair with double role movies. Woh Kaun Thi was loosely adapted from the English novel by Wilkie Collins ‘The Woman in White’ on ....
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Waqt 1965
Waqt, a powerful tale of lost and found was one of the earliest multi-starrers on India screens which started the later day trend for the same. Produced by B.R. Chopra and directed by his brother Yash Chopra, Waqt is remembered for the classic song ‘O meri Johrajabin’ picturized on Balraj Sahani serenading his lady love and wife in the movie. B.R. Chopra is a film maker known for his movies with a social message like Naya Daur, Hamraaz etc. This movie also had the message that Waqt or time is most powerful, it makes or breaks fortunes and that one should not be proud of one’s own achievements as they can easily be destroyed by time as it can change anytime. One gets the glimpse of the Yash Chopra style opulent lifestyle of the characters like clubs, high society bungalows etc. as early as in this film which he followed up in movies made by his own YRF studio in the later years. ....
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Who's There - movie review
Regional movies and TV serial actress Kallpana Mathur makes her debut in ‘Who’s There - Kaun Hai Wahaan’ - a scary suspense flick. Directed by Ejaz Ahmed the film is based on the basic concept of betrayal. It has contrasting shades of the lead actress Kalpana Mathur. Whos There - movie review... It is about the dynamic graph of a romantic lover who later, reluctantly, marries the boy as per her parent’s wishes. As the newly wedded wife, she experiences encounters with haunting and scary elements. Love is one of most passionate feelings within the spectrum of gifts of mother-nature. It is an emotion which has different shades, different colours. Who’s there is the story about one such incident which takes place in the life of Muskaan and Jay. This film talks about the dark aspect of love - Fear. A pretty girl Muskaan (Kalpana Mathur) is madly in love with Jay (Gagan ....
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The Warning - movie review
Films on terrorism are in fashion, but The Warning has a supernatural twist. Karan Razdan who has also acted in this film is the director who brings this movie which deals on what happens after the terror attacks. The Warning movie review... Usually terrorists are shown as the hard and ruthless beings that do not care for humanity. A bit different here, in this film we have a hard core jihadi terrorist with a repentant soul. Azan Khan (Atul Kulkarni) is one ruthless terrorist who is in charge of training a group of fresh jihadis. Such a merciless character he is, that he would not think twice before eliminating those within his group who are suspected of deserting the plan. There is a maulana and two army officers from the enemy camp who plan to create terror in a bustling city. If they are successful in their strikes, the young jihadis are promised ‘heaven’ sort of lavish l ....
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West is West - movie review
West is West continues on from the 1999 hit film East is East which was the story about that family set in 1971 in England. It is now 1976, in Salford, Manchester, England, and remaining members of the Khan family go through their on-going struggle of the elder family members deeply entrenched in traditionally Pakistani values. So it’s the old customs versus the youngsters who were born in Britain and have an upbringing amid the British culture. West is West movie review. Sixty year old George Khan (Om Puri) who is the head of the family is still very much acting as the family dictator – enforcing his beliefs upon his family – much against the trend among the new generation. There are Tariq (Jimi Mistry), Auntie Annie (Leslay Nicole) and Maneer (Emil Marwa) in the family. The protagonist is Sajid (Aqid Khan), the youngest of the children who is now a teenager, 13 year old ....
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World Cupp 2011, movie review
Backdrop of the film is sports. The film deals with the game of Cricket. Antagonism for World Cupp 2011, Indian team is going on and teams from different countries are participating. One of the very strong players is Ravi Indulkar from India. World Cupp 2011 movie review... In the end of the last decade of the 20th century, a slow but sure dispute between the gangsters created roughness in the underworld. Some very high profile people and businessmen were extorted, but the media covered these news extensively and the government took a strict action against the underworld. And the braking impact was created when home minister R.R. Patil completely banned the dance bars in Mumbai. In such conditions when circumstances were not so good. Then underworld centralized attention on sports as a source of making money, and they aimed the most glamorous game - Cricket. Ravi Kapoor is ....
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Whats your Rashee? movie review
Based on the Gujarati novel Kimball Ravenswood by Madhu Rye, Whats your Rashee ? is Ashutosh Gowariker's first romantic comedy, starring Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra. Priyanka Chopra plays twelve different characters depicting the twelve zodiac signs. Each character has a trait related to each respective zodiac sign. Whats your Rashee ... Never before have the sun and the moon played such an important role in romance. Whats your Rashee? movie review... What's your Rashee? is the story of Yogesh Patel, a young man who in his heart has always wanted a love marriage. Till suddenly he is told that he must find the dream girl within ten days to save his family from utter ruin. Finding the dream girl is tough enough. Finding her in a hurry is even tougher. Yogesh Patel (Harman Buweja), an NRI living in Chicago has been summoned back to India for his multi-million dollar inherit ....
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Wafaa, movie review
Amit Chopra (Rajesh Khanna) a rich old man gets married to a young air hostess Beena (Saara Khan). The marriage is unsuccessful as it turns out she was only after his money and gets involved in extra-marital affairs. Wafaa is a low budget movie with a steamy story line to keep the viewers interested. Wafaa movie review... The Pakistani actress Saara Khan plays Beena, a 25 year old airhostess. She is beautiful, sensual and sexy. Her dreams are big. She always wanted wealth, fame and status. She is a dreamer, an achiever who can go to any extent. Even extent to marry a man twice her age – Amit Chopra. The Pakistani actress in the movie is either gaudily dressed in certain scenes while, less and too provocatively dressed in rest of the scenes. Super Star Rajesh Khanna gets cozy with young Saara: He is seen doing lovemaking scenes with a young actress who is a sex-starved airhostess ....
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Welcome to Sajjanpur, movie review
Set in a fictitious Indian village Welcome to Sajjanpur tells the humble story of the inhabitants of that village. The central character is Mahadev, one of the few educated young men from Sajjanpur. His ambition is to be a novelist, but finds it easier to make a living by writing letters sitting next to the Post Office. His ability to write persuasive letters makes him popular with the largely non-literate population of the town. Aware of this power, he soon uses his talent to manipulate people with amusing and sometimes not such amusing results. With this as the narrative frame, Welcome to Sajjanpur shows in an entertaining musical and comic way, characters and events that are at once hilarious and poignant. A delightful satirical take on a contemporary Indian village. Mahadev (Shreyas Talpade) is a young graduate from Sajjanpur village who lives with his widowed mother. She has a ....
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A Wednesday, movie review
Debutant director Neeraj Pandey’s A Wednesday is about the aam junta who is trapped in mundane realities of eking out a survival in Mumbai (and now anywhere in India).

A Wednesday - movie review

The common man has almost got used to the idea that fundamentalism and terrorism is a way of life. But now he has finally been pushed over the edge. He is hurt and no longer willing to be the quiet victim. He has had enough! Mumbai, the financial capital of India, the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams, fast paced and ever changing, home to Bollywood! A city of beauty but also a city that got scarred! A city whose foundation is slowly crumbling beneath its facade of invincibility. A Wednestay tells the story of certain events that unfold between 2 and 6 pm on a particular Wednesday in this city. Events which do not exist in any record but which deeply affect the lives o ....
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