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Review A couple of years ago Hollywood made a film with the intriguing title, “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.” The hero in “Main Shadi Karne Chala” is faced with a problem that is comparatively less intriguing — to find four husbands for four sisters, before he can marry the fifth who happens to be the […]
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Lal Dupatta (1948) – Review

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Review In “Lal Dupatta”, Producer-director K.B. Lall has given us a good picture. It is excellent in parts and good all around. The story, however, suddenly becomes psychologically inconsistent at the most dramatic stages and the usual fetish of giving a happy ending spoils the naturally dramatic conclusion of the story which is assiduously worked […]

Laaj (2003) – Review

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Review Our history, or more accurately our recent history, has an overbearing effect on us. The experience of being colonial subjects, the pain of living in the perpetual shadow of an overbearing majo

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Pehla Pehla Pyar (2006) – Review

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Review Depilex Vision’s Pehla Pehla Pyar is a misdirected attempt at film-making. Mubasher Luqman directs the flick and sadly joins Faheem Burney and Asif Ali Pota in the ever-growing list of directors who migrated from TV to film, but failed to impress in their first attempt. The film seems more like a play on a […]

Deedar (1951) – Review

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Review Deedar’ was probably the trendsetter in India for multi-starrer films. With Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Nargis, Nimmi, Yakub sharing the screen limelight and Nitin Bose (director), Bimal Ro

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Samadhi (1950) – Review

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Review A patriotic spy thriller, ‘Samadhi” revolves around Subhash Chandra Bose’s clarion call to the youth to join his revived Indian National Army, and liberate the country from the British. To raise funds in Malaya, Bose auctions his garland which the wealthy Shekhar (Ashok Kumar) not only buys, but also joins the INA, leaving behind […]
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