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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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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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Remembering Hema Malini’s unforgettable roar in Lal Patthar!

What extreme repercussions can scorn and envy lead to are dramatically depicted in Sushil Majumdar’s Lal Patthar starring Raaj Kumar, Hema Malini, Raakhee and Vinod Mehra. Through its intriguing narrative, which unravels like pages of a voluminous novel, Majumdar examines the nature of … Continue reading

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