Category: Reviews

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Darr (1993)

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On April 24, 2010
Cast: Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan Director: Yash Chopra Music: Shiv, Hari Lyrics: Anand Bakshi Capsule Review: Making a departure from the ultra-romanticism of Daag, Kabhi Kabhie and Chandni, Yash Chopra swerved fluently into the sinister with this film. As the psychologically disturbed lover-boy who can’t take no for an answer from Juhi […]

Lekin (1991)

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On April 24, 2010

Cast: Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia, Amjad Khan Director: Gulzar Music: Hridayanath Mangeshkar Lyrics: Gulzar Capsule Review: Produced by ‘Asia’s Nightingale’ Lata Mangeshkar, Lekin i

Ittefaq (1969)

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On April 24, 2010

Cast: Nanda, Rajesh Khanna Director: Yash Chopra Music: (background score) Salil Chowdhury Capsule Review: The ever-experimental B.R.Chopra produced this songless thriller, his second film after the c

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Jewel Thief (1967)

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On April 24, 2010
Cast: Ashok Kumar Dev Anand,Vyjanthimala,Tanuja Director: Vijay Anand Music: S.D. Burman Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shailendra Capsule Review: A film about mistaken identity starring the debonair Dev Anand cast as look­alikes. This clever suspense film with a surfeit of skilful narrative devices all climaxing in one of the most heart- stopping song-and­dance sequences ever filmed (Hothon […]

Kohraa (1964)

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On April 24, 2010

Cast: Biswajeet,Waheeda Rehman, Lalita Pawar Director: Hiren Nag Music: Hemant Kumar Lyrics: Kaifi Azmi Capsule Review: Kohraa featured the ethereal Waheeda Rehman as the mysterious rake BiswajeetR

Teesri Manzil (1966)

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On April 23, 2010

Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Premnath, Helen Director: Vijay Anand Music: R.D. Burman Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri Capsule Review: Blending producer Nasir  Husain’s trademark formula of frol

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Blue (2009)

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On January 5, 2010
It would be unfair to watch every movie with the same vision. You watch Yash Raj films for ensemble casts, romance, songs and exotic locales. You watch Vishal Bhardwaj films for their intensity and David Dhawan films for their light hearted humour. Plunging into another genre of Bollywood films, debutante director Anthony D’Souza with his […]

Kaminey (2009)

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On January 5, 2010

Eleven characters. A volley of bullets whizz by. Corpses pile up. A dead body disappears. A drug deal goes awry. Blink and you might miss all of it. Kaminey is a film that requires a heavy dose of caf

Luck (2009)

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On January 5, 2010

If there’s one thing that writer-director Soham Shah got right, it was to name his film in the hope that like some magical charm it would transfuse the power from its name onto the object itself

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Maula Jatt (1979)

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On January 4, 2010
There is no need to go into the story, a gandasa, a howling musical note, fits of staccato laughter and the dialogue are the only things you need to savour the very essence of Maula Jatt. Memorably scripted by Nasir Adib, and directed with a contagiously maddening, no-holds-barred approach by Yunus Malik, Maula Jatt was […]
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