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Looking back at Shyam Benegal’s mesmerising Mandi

Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle … Continue reading

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Saluting Om Puri: Face of reality!

Only few days ago, I was quoting Om Puri from Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. It all began with having a good laugh over the feisty little nephew’s treatment of a toy archery set and my recollection of the 1983 classic’s hilarious Mahabharata parodywherein, among … Continue reading

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Remembering Sunny Deol’s dynamite delivery in Ghayal

‘Aaj hi maroonga usse. Aaj hi.’ This is no empty threat. Not when coming from Sunny Deol anyway.  And there’s nothing Amrish Puri’s brutish Balwant Rai, at whom it’s directed, can do or say to save himself from Sunny’s wrath.  It’s … Continue reading

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