Tag Archives: Lata Mangeshkar

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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Anand Math and its immortal chant of Vande Mataram

‘We are here to rescue you,’ a British officer explains to a local village woman “because your people don’t like its ruler.” ‘You don’t need to poke your nose in our internal matters,” she scoffs. The tone of this exchange, … Continue reading

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Junglee: Loads to Yahoo about in Shammi-Saira’s breezy romance!

There was a time when Kashmir formed the backdrop of every single significant romance in Hindi films. It’s lush green valleys, snow-clad mountains, picturesque gardens, serene lakes adorned by pretty shikaras and welcoming locals clad in traditional costumes and accessories … Continue reading

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