Month: December 2010

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Nalini Jaywant – Factfile

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_________________________________ Back to Miss Photogenic – Nalini Jaywant _________________________________ Nalini Jaywant appeared in approximately 61 Hindi films forming the most popular screen pair with Ashok Kumar. A Filmfare cameramen’s poll voted her the most photogenic Indian actress ever. She married twice, first to director Virendra Desai, and later to actor Prabhu Dayal when her romance […]
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Munim Ji (1955)

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Whereas most Western melodramas would represent good and evil as conflicting forces within one character, this movie distributes the moral conflict across two half-brothers, Ratan (Pran) and Amar (Dev Anand). The film then goes on to multiply this splitting device to the point of vertigo, making it a text eminently suitable for psychoanalytic interpretation. The […]

Samadhi (1950)

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Patriotic drama addressing Subhash Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army. Following Bose’s call on Indian youth to join in the anti- imperialist front, Shekhar (Ashok Kumar) abandons his wea

Kala Pani (1958)

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A crime movie about institutionalized corruption. Hero Karan (Anand) discovers that his father, believed dead, is in fact in jail for a murder he did not commit. Karan sets out to prove his fatherR

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Bahen (1941)

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Classic Mehboob incest film. Elder brother Amar (Sheikh Mukhtar) saves the life of his infant sister Bina and raises her, becoming very possessive about her. When Bina grows up (Nalini Jaywant), the progressive social activist Rajendra (Harish) wants to marry her. Amar then plots to get a thief, Moti (Kanhaiyalal), to marry and immediately abandon […]
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