Month: September 2017

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Sabira (1956) – Review

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Judging from the nature of its contents, Anis Pictures’ Sabira is a most moving tragedy. There can be few more touching scenes than those presented in it. The losses it characters suffer and the ordeal they go through cut deep through the spectator’s heart. But not even the greatest disaster can be effective tragedy unless […]
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Ajnabi (1962) – Review

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Review Ashfaq Malik’s ‘Ajnabi’ is based on a story which has all the ingredients of popular melodrama: Muslim Uzbeks fighting to preserve their independence against the mighty Czar; an ideal ruler who is just and brave and invincible; girls ready to sacrifice everything for the sake of community’s independence; intrigue and fighting; and comedy and […]
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Chhabili (1960) – Review

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Review Shobhana Pictures’ “Chhabili,” as frivolous as its title suggests, is a light comedy whose sole aim is to entertain. Produced and directed by Shobhana Samarth, the story, which is set against the backgroup of a luxury liner, tells of the escapades of a teenage stowaway, who boards the ship to escape the monotony of […]

Sehra (1963) – Review

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Review WROTE an American theater critic: “To write theater reviews is worse than walking on eggs; it is to walk on live bodies and make them bleed. The critic’s comments may be far less ha

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Poonam (1952) – Review

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Review “Poonam” is worth a visit, if only to see Kamini Kaushal stage a grand comeback. Whatever maybe the virtues or defects of “Poonam” as a kinematic offering, you will find relief in the fact that Kamini hasn’t changed. She’s as glamorous as ever and acts with confidence and gusto in a story obviously written […]
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