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Album Review – Avraga by Kazak

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On November 7, 2010
Who is Kazak, the band? Their debut album was released by Fire Records as part of a two-record deal a few months back, but coming across their album Avraga was still a surprise. During times when publicity either makes or breaks music acts, it is simply surprising to note that Kazak didn’t register on any […]

Hisss (2010)

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On November 7, 2010

Once the movie has ended (if you have managed to actually watch it till it ends) the only thing anybody would say is: “what the hell was that?!” Perhaps the fact that Hisss has an internat

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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 tragic romance between the great poet Ghalib and Moti Begum, the dancing girl—whom the poet fondly named Chaudavin—J. K. Nanda’s adaptation of Minto’s original story closely […]
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With their second album, Overload have moved further into the world of hypnotic percussion and frenzied riffs with a distinct female vocalist in tow. As for the dhols… they are still very much a part of Overload’s punch. The trip factor that one associated with Overload hasn’t disappeared with Pichal Pairee. The name of the […]

Mukh-o-Mukhosh (1956)

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On September 18, 2010

1956 was an eventful year in the history of Pakistani Cinema because it saw the birth of Bengali cinema in Dhaka, then the capital of East Pakistan. A. Jabbar Khan produced and directed Mukh-o-Mukhosh

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Raja Harishchandra (1913)

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On September 17, 2010
Commonly performed and often-filmed Mahabharata legend and Phalke’s first feature. The film is often celebrated for having inaugurated the Indian film industry following Phalke’s own claim to that effect (ICC Report, 1928). The cast was drawn from non­professionals and although Phalke wanted to cast women in female roles (breaking with stage tradition), no woman agreed […]
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