Category: Historical

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Laila Majnu – Review (1976)

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In Historical , Romance
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On September 5, 2011
“Laila Majnu” offers within its 19 reel, lavish sets, glit­tering desert exteriors, an ela­borate fantasy sequence, and gorgeous costumes. It all makes for an eye-catching pageant, except that the pageant often looks closer to being a comedy than a tragic tale of star-cross­ed lovers. For a tale of intense love and hate, director H. S. […]

Mirza Ghalib (1954)

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On October 16, 2010

Mirza Ghalib, Sohrab Modi’s eagerly awaited production, was released at a glittering premiere in Bombay on December 10th 1954, at the Minerva, Excelsior and Palace cine­mas. Inspired by the tra

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Sikandar (1941)

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In Historical
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On April 25, 2010
The historical film is one of the oldest genres of Indian cinema, often closely linked with themes of nationalism and the freedom struggle. Favourite periods include the Mughal era (the most popular film being Mughal-e Azam) and, less often, classical India, often used to evoke the glory that was India or highlight how the Indian […]

Phool (1944)

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On November 7, 2009

Phool is not yet available on DVD or VCD but it is the first of the very few movies made by one of India’s great directors, K. Asif, whose Mughal-e Azam is rightly regarded as one of the best Indian

Chandralekha (1948)

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On November 7, 2009

In Madras, in 1948, after five years of preparation, there appeared one of the most famous films in Indian history, one of the largest all-India box-office triumphs (603 copies of the film were made f

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