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Hulchul (1951) – Review

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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 convicts and prison which would have been out of the usual theme for the Indian screen. But by […]

Nirala (1950) – Review

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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 ton

O21 (2014) – Review

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On October 11, 2017

Sold as an action-thriller, the trailer hinted at a gun toting Shaan defeating evil enemies with the power of one liners. Instead O21 is a surreal meditation on conflicting loyalties. Contemplative, d

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Reincarnation films in Bollywood straddle the real and the supernatural worlds, and are usually love or revenge stories. But Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha is different in that aspect. It straddles two genres instead. While the makers want you to believe it is a romantic thriller, it ends up being an unintentional comedy. Our […]
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Man Mandir (1971) – Review

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The hero is an honest taxi driver. He has an ideal wife. He has also a sister who is the apple of his eye. There is also his wife’s brother. They all live happily. Come then troubles. The sister is seduced by the young brother-in-law and she gets pregnant. The wife dies after child-birth leaving […]
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