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Super Filmi Week: Sridevi, Shammi and the smiling faces of Hrishida’s cinema

Monday There’s no reaching closure from Sridevi’s untimely death. Not so soon anyway. The last few days have been engulfed in denial and nostalgia. Every time I write a tribute for a recently deceased film personality, a tiny piece of … Continue reading

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Revisiting Sanjeev Kumar’s masterful, must-watch Dastak

Snapshots of Mumbai’s various landmarks, operational mills, crammed roads teeming with double-deckers, towering skyline overlooking rickety slums captioned in a lingering visual of Bombay Central station frame the black and white opening credits of Dastak. A city of dreams and … Continue reading

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Khubsoorat: Of pranks & prejudice!

What impresses me constantly about Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films is his composed, blithe perspective of society and its workings. Where the unpleasant nature of conflict is most concentrated to harvest drama, he’d look at the same reality with a sense of … Continue reading

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