Tag: Naseeruddin Shah

Rajneeti (2010)

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On June 13, 2010

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Bollywood fans have been craving for good cinema since quite a while and Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti seems to quench their thirst well. There is no doubt that t

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Umrao Jaan (1981)

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On May 4, 2010
This film is based on the Urdu novel Umrao Jaan Ada by Mirza Mohammad Hadi ‘Ruswa’, published in 1899, which presents the story of Umrao Jaan, a courtesan of Lucknow and Kanpur, as supposedly true. It is set at the last moment of Lucknow’s glory: the 1857 uprisings occur in the novel when Umrao Jaan […]

Masoom (1982)

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On May 4, 2010

This story of an illegitimate child is a real weepie, which picks up the theme of forgiveness that runs through so many Hindi movies. It is said to be based on Man, Woman and Child (1982), a film adap

Omkara (2006)

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On May 1, 2010

Vishal Bhardwaj’s compelling adaptation of Othello, released theatrically in the US and UK in summer 2006, sticks more closely to Shakespeare than his Maqbool (2003) followed Macbeth, yet still

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Ishqiya (2010)

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On April 29, 2010
As a director, Vishal Bhardwaj has gone from strength to strength. From Maqbool in 2003, Omkara in 2006 and last year’s critically acclaimed Kaminey, amongst others; Vishal has proven his knack for unique story-telling in a predominantly commercialized Indian cinema. Even though his work is littered with many other accomplishments, Ishqiya has to be his […]
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