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Jogan: Sublime Nargis, irresistible Dilip Kumar!

Whether their romance is realised or not, there’s a surety in the manner most man-woman relationships emerge in films. But in Kidar Sharma’s Jogan, it’s the unlikelihood of alliance right from the onset that both defines and dignifies their connection. … Continue reading

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Waheeda Rehman’s haunting melancholy in Khamoshi.

Kindness respires in the word ‘nurse’ both as a role and action. But what if her unconditional nurturing and consideration in the garb of research/treatment sows seeds of attachment and an undisclosed need for reciprocation? Asit Sen’s Khamoshi documents the … Continue reading

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The bitter irony & burning intimacy of Raj Kapoor’s Awara

Often one hears this line or its ilk—Koi bhi insaan apni maa ki kok se mujrim bankar paida nahi hota—in the movies.  The sentiment’s worn out, mocked at reputation has undermined the heft of its authenticity. Raj Kapoor’s 1951 classic, … Continue reading

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