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Flashback Friday
Entertainment  /  Published 01.08.19

Flashback Friday: Dil Chahta Hai

Dil chahta hai hum na rahey kabhi yaaro ke binDid you and your buds have a Goa trip? Or crack up over a dude like Subodh the Timetable? Or brag how hard it is to “improve on perfection”?Few films ...
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Entertainment  /  Published 19.07.19

'Prem Rog': Love, ahead of time

Yeh pyar tha ya kuch aur tha, na tujhe pata na mujhe pata...It’s an opulent mujra at a Thakur wedding where the bejewelled dancer (Asha Sachdev) sings before wealthy, smug men but you have eyes only...
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Entertainment  /  Published 21.06.19

Triangle tangle: How Sangam still appeals

Mere mann ki Ganga aur tere mann ki Jamuna ka bol Radha bol sangam hoga ki nahi?Radha answers loud and clear, Nahi, Kabhi nahi. No, she ain’t a tease, she loves another man. And there it is, the gre...
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Entertainment  /  Published 26.12.19

‘Maine Pyar Kiya’: Friends first, then first love

Dosti ka ek ussool hai, madam — No sorry, no thank you.All along, Hindi film heroes and heroines have been falling in love at first blink. In Maine Pyar Kiya, which turns 30 this month, they become ...
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Entertainment  /  Published 19.04.19

When it rained, Barsaat made waves

Barsaat mein humse mile tum sajan, tumse mile hum, barsaat mein...It’s the blockbuster that laid the foundation for the RK banner and India’s first film family. Completing 70 years this month, des...
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Entertainment  /  Published 31.05.19

Sharaabi: a heart-warming hangover

Log kehte hain main sharaabi hoon... Nashe mein kaun nahin hai mujhe bataao zaraLyricist Anjaan nails it when he makes Vicky Kapoor sing these lines. Alcoholic Vicky, when not getting dewy-eyed at Mun...
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Entertainment  /  Published 09.05.19

Zanjeer and unshackling of the angry young man

Yeh police station hai tumhare baap ka ghar nahi.A boy’s parents get murdered. All he can see is a white horse dangling from the bracelet on the killer’s hand. Bang, bang, his world explodes. Outs...
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Bollywood  /  Published 28.02.20

Ode to passion

Aapke paaon dekhe, bohot haseen hain... inhe zameen par mat utaariega...mailey ho jayenge. A courtesan on a train wakes up to see this letter. The man’s gone, only the whistle of the train haunts he...
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Entertainment  /  Published 14.02.20

Agneepath: Blazing path of fire

Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, poora naam; baap ka naam Dinanath Chauhan; maa ka naam Suhasini Chauhan, gaon Mandwa, umar chhattis saal, nau mahina, aath din, yeh solvaa ghanta chal rayela hai... haain?Agnee...
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Entertainment  /  Published 26.09.19

50 years of Aradhana

A young couple, drenched in a storm, caught in a storm of their own making. Roop tera mastana is that one-take breathless build-up of desire. You watch Vandana (a fine Sharmila Tagore, who was signed ...
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