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Kanoon

What happens when someone is wrongly accused and sentenced for a murder? B.R.Chopra’s gripping 1960 whodunit courtroom drama Kanoon not only questions capital punishment but also examines the place of individual wants/ needs and how they fit within society’s aim of providing justice to all members equally. Intriguingly, the movie starts with a murder. The… Continue reading Kanoon

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Filmmaking · Movies

The 10 Great Hindi Movies of 2016

2016 will go down in history as the year in which three of the millennium’s biggest superstars, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan finally came of age. They showed off their paunches and gave us a glimpse of their grey hair. Shah Rukh played an age-appropriate psychologist in Dear Zindagi, Salman an ageing wrestler in Sultan… Continue reading The 10 Great Hindi Movies of 2016

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Actors · Directors · Short Takes

Raj & Nargis: A love that wasn’t

There was nothing subtle or silent about their romance. From the moment Raj Kapoor and Nargis met, in 1947, they were destined to create history. A first meeting that was cherished by Raj and immortalised many years later in his bubblegum love tale Bobby (1972). It was the scene in which Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor meet the first time and she accidentally smears… Continue reading Raj & Nargis: A love that wasn’t

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Directors · Short Takes

Why Andaz was a watershed movie for Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Raj Kapoor

They were the original stylish trio of Hindi cinema. The talented players who made the love triangle an affair to remember and repeated forever. The year, 1949. The movie, Andaz. The creator of which was legendary director Mehboob Khan. There is no doubt it proved to be a watershed film in the careers of Dilip… Continue reading Why Andaz was a watershed movie for Dilip Kumar, Nargis and Raj Kapoor

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Filmmaking · Music

Three desi señors rock Señorita

Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol lit up the screen together with saucy Señorita in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Indian male actors are objectified much less compared to female actors on screen, so this was very welcome. Director Zoya Akhtar did it with such Spanish flavour, style and character that we hardly registered it… Continue reading Three desi señors rock Señorita

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