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Rahguzar (1960) – Review

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On October 28, 2017
The two most remarkable characteristics of Zia Sarhady’s technique are realistic treatment of everyday life of common people and bold characterization. His first experiment, “Humlog” was an essay in this style. His new film, and his first in Pakistan, shows him working on the same lines. The subject, as in “Humlog”, is the story of […]
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Gumrah (1963) – Review

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On October 19, 2017
WHAT happens when for certain humane considerations a girl marries a man she doesn’t love? What does the other man with whom she is truly in love do under the circumstances? How does the husband react when he discovers his wife’s love for the other man? That “Gumrah” provokes these questions is the first good—and […]

Khidki (1948) – Review

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On October 16, 2017

This is a review of “Khidki” as it is in the fourth week of its run at Kamal Talkies in Bombay. Such number of complaints have been received about this picture and there have been so much virulent

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This is another formula picture with the usual ingredients of love, lust, villainy, intrigue, and director’s license. A gypsy tribe comes to camp on the site of an ancient settlement. Two girls are prominent in the group. They can sing and dance for the entertainment of the tribe. Obviously the story demands that either both […]

Afsana (1951) – Review

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On October 14, 2017

The very fact that Mr. I.S. Johar, who wrote Ek Thi Ladki, is the gentleman who has written Afsana for Sri Gopal Pictures, is by itself a sufficient explanation for the conglomeration of various forei

Hulchul (1951) – Review

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On October 14, 2017

Mr. K. Asif’s Hulchul starts with a bang and fizzles out by the time it reaches the end. The dramatic start, which the picture makes with the credit titles, leads one to expect a powerful story of c

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Nirala (1950) – Review

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On October 14, 2017
The fact that a surging mass of humanity is to be found at the box office to claim the refund, during the interval on their tickets is in itself a sufficient commentary on the merit of Nirala. The tongue in the cheek impudence with which its producers and distributors made this audacious but foolhardy offer […]
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