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Masoom - 1982
Released in 1982, Masoom is adapted from the famous novel Man, Woman and Child by Eric Segal. It was Shekhar Kapur’s (Dev Anand’s nephew) debut directorial venture. Masoom is considered to be one of the most sensitively handled project, with the illegitimate child angle. With lyrics and screenplay written by Gulzar it was a formula bound for success. This is one of the projects of Kapur which did see the light of day. Masoom is a story of a child’s innocence and the film has brilliant music by none other than R.D. Burman with “Do naina ek kahani”, “Tujhse naraz nahin zindagi” topping the charts and the eponymous “Lakdi ki Kathi” which became the childhood anthem of sorts. The film was a hit with the middle class audience. With the ensemble cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Saeed Jaffery and Tanuja who were all at the peak of their craft and child brigade led by ....
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Amar Akbar Anthony review by Pawan Gupta
This blockbuster  - AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY was released on 27th May 1977. By then the stars of this movie were well known and stars in their own rights but one among them was more than the proverbial first amongst the equal. He was none other than Amitabh Bachchan, who had by then attained stardom and though this movie was a multi-starrer, it firmly entrenched him as the new superstar his ‘angry young man’ image was already accepted but with this movie he added one more facet to his acting skills i.e. comedy. Till that time most movies had a full time comedian in the form of Mehmood, Jagdeep or someone to provide comic relief but this movie changed all that with the hero also donning the role of comedian. His contemporary and also in race for superstardom, Vinod Khanna was also in this movie, but this movie took Big B (as Amithabh is fondly called) leagues ahead. 1977-78 was one o ....
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Its a Wonderful Afterlife, movie review
Finding the perfect son-in-law can be murder. Its a Wonderful Afterlife touches this delicate subject... My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Shaun of the Dead meet in this charming and fun comedy romp about an Indian mother taking her obsession with marriage into frighteningly funny territory. The film is a humorous account of a London-based Punjabi mother’s desperate measures to get her fat daughter married to a tall, dark and handsome hunk. Directed by one of UK’s most respected film makers Gurinder Chadha, who made Bhaji On the Beach, Bend it Like Beckham and Bride and Prejudice this latest film - Its a Wonderful Afterlife is also being released in its dubbed Hindi version as Hai Marjawaan! Mrs Sethi (Shabana Azmi), a widow living in Southall in the UK, can't bear the thought of her daughter being alone and unhappy. Her daughter, Roopi (Goldy Notay) is a little plump and opinion ....
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Loins of Punjab Presents
Loins of Punjab Presents is  a crisp and fun film. Also there are neither senseless stunts nor confused situations. Just satirical comedy for a change. And its fresh ! Directed by Manish Acharya's Loins of Punjab Presents has the right balance of fun and some intelligent satire. 'Loins of Punjab' is a 'desi' club in the USA, which holds a reality show over the weekend named as - Desi Idol. The prize amount in this 2 days event is $ 25,000 which is the goal of the wannabe idol. Manish Acharya also acts in the movie as Jameel Khan, the crude, heartless event manager. Among the participants is a cute girl Preeti, with a gifted voice, but she uses it only to sing. And there is her extended Gujju family, which does the speaking for her. A socialite Rrita Kapoor who is a strong believer in astrology and numerology has the desire to win anyhow. She has the dream to use the cash pri ....
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 Aamir Khan Productions will attend the next edition of Film Bazaar and we hope to look for projects, meet people and find talent here,” said the highly impressed Kiran Rao at the 10th NFDC Film Bazaar   Shabana Azmi & Tannishtha Chatterjee Conducted a Producers’ Lab Session on ‘How To Pitch To an Actor’ at the NFDC Film Bazaar   If given a platform like…

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Jazbaa - movie review
An edgy thriller based on the South Korean film Seven Days (2007), Jazbaa is a pacy film with a taut screenplay, yet there are a few over-dramatic scenes which seem a little out of place.

Jazbaa movie review

Sanjay Gupta's characters are shown as the separated families, a single mother, a separated mother whose daughter has been murdered, a single cop who suddenly crops up from anywhere for the single-mother-lawyer whose daughter has been kidnapped. The film is replete with one liners. Like this one, "Rishton mein Bharosa aur mobile mein network na ho toh log gama khelne lagte hein." Jazbaa is about Anuradha Verma, the iron lady, who melts down when her daughter is abducted by the kidnappers who want Anuradha to take up the case to represent a rapist killer who is convicted of murder. Her school friend is the just suspended Inspector Yohan a competent, crafty cop who is ....
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A Decent Arrangement
Ashok Khosla, an NRI bachelor has decided to give a try to the arranged marriage concept. A decent Arrangement movie review... A Decent Arrangement is the story of Ashok Khosla, an Indian-American copywriter who journeys to India seeking an arranged marriage. The story revolves around a 30 something American-born Desi man Ashok (Laupus) who comes to India in search of a bride. A Decent Arrangement starts with the pivotal character - this NRI man using various modes of transport to reach the house of his older cousin (Shabana Azmi), who has taken interest in finding a desi girl for her brother. As his parents find him unsettled in life, Ashok is shown as a confused character who feels excited at the idea of arranged marriage, yet wants a life partner who could be comfortable with the life back in the USA. He more at ease with discussing the proposals with his neice (Shreya Sha ....
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Deepa Mehta's Midnights Children
'Midnights Children' the film is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel of the same name. The Bollywood version stars Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Shabana Azmi, Soha Ali Khan, Seema Biswas, Rajat Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Sarita Choudhary, Shahana Goswami, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Darsheel Safary in lead roles. The film has humour and heart as it has some beautiful moments and quite decent performances from the lead cast. Read More
Set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana, Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola is a comedy-drama about Harry Mandola (Pankaj Kapur), a wealthy industrialist who loves his drink, his daughter Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) and the unusual bond they both share with Harry’s Man Friday, Matru (Imran Khan).

Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola- movie review

Much to her father's delight, Bijlee is all set to marry Baadal (Arya Babbar), the son of a powerful politician Chaudhari Devi (Shabana Azmi). Mandola, a wealthy businessman, has hatched a selfish plan, as he wants the villagers to hand over their land to the authorities, and then, in turn, he can buy the land from them. He wants to build a car factory. This wily chap has a weakness - his drinking habit. Once he is down with a few drinks, his genuine personality comes upfront. So this ruthless businessman turns into a Robin Hood type ....
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