Month: December 2017

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Rangeeli (1952) – Review

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On December 31, 2017
In India when a director finds it difficult to make a picture with some intelligence he makes a picture with Rehana. Since intelligence is not easily available to our directors, Rehanas have virtually become substitutes for intelligence in the Indian film industry. Najam Naqvi has also substituted Rehana for intelligence in “Rangeeli”. Probably considering his […]
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An architect’s must indeed be the cushiest of vocations. The architect hero of “Tere Ghar Ke Samne” goes romancing with his girl friend up and down Kutub Minar. He frolics about, goes on picnics, spends long hours at night clubs, the like of which we have never seen in this land. He scooters all the […]

Bandini (1963) – Review

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On December 29, 2017

In the wintry dawn, the condemned prisoner—a freedom fighter, a slight man clad in shorts, his hands tied with rope, is led by prison guards to the gallows. The camera records the release of the fat

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Ganga Jamuna (1961) – Review

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On December 29, 2017
Commonsense being uncommon and the commonplace all too common in our films, one test which a reviewer adopts when judging a particular film is how far it rises above the stereotyped coincidences and anachronisms and succeeds in making you laugh or cry. In fairness it is to be stated that “Ganga Jumna” passes this test. […]

Mausi (1958) – Review

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On December 29, 2017

There is a lot of weeping, moaning, and gnashing of teeth in “Mausi”, one of Rajkamal’s attempts to tackle a serious problem. The story concerns a mentally deranged girl whose errati

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Fashion (1957) – Review

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On December 29, 2017
Tasviristan’s “Fashion” brings to the screen the old, familiar theme based on the tried and tested formula which always goes over well with Indian cinema audiences. Once again we have the “traditional Indian wife” (whatever that may mean), her erring husband and the vamp—three corners of the triangle so appealing to the strong “family” element […]
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