Flashback Friday
Bollywood  /  Published 19.04.20

Wordlessly in love

Ajeeb daastaan hai yeh… Doctor-nurse romances were once a fiction staple. Long hours, close proximity in pressure-cooker situations and mutual dependence do create a fertile ground for attraction.Wr...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Bollywood  /  Published 06.03.20

Some thorns, mostly roses

My heart is beating, keeps on repeating, I’m waiting for you…That’s Julie of the eponymous film, singing (in Preeti Sagar’s voice to lyrics set by Harindranath Chattopadhyay) in the living roo...
By Sulagana Biswas in

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...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Bollywood  /  Published 21.02.20

Chameli, attagirl!

Utar ayi akhade mein tere sapno ki rani. Decades before Bollywood discovered the feisty small-town girl in a slew of slice-of-life movies these past five or six years, there was Chameli. Daughter of c...
By Sulagana Biswas in

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...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Bollywood  /  Published 11.01.20

Flashback Friday: Khubsoorat

Mooh hi dhula hua hai, auntyji. If you bite into an apple and someone asks you to wash it first, here’s a lethal quip from Khubsoorat that released in January 1980.In a year of family melodramas lik...
By Sulagana Biswas in

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 ...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Entertainment  /  Published 19.12.19

‘Masala’ with a message

Bachpan se hai sar pe Allah ka haath aur Allah Rakha hai apne saath… Long before Sooraj Barjatya gave us Tuffy the match-making dog in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Handsome the postman pigeon in Maine...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Entertainment  /  Published 13.12.19

‘Dhool Ka Phool’: An unusual start

Tu Hindu banega na Mussalman banega, insaan ki aulad hai, insaan banega. This Sahir Ludhianvi gem, sung by Md Rafi and composed by Datta Naik (credited as N. Datta, he had been an assistant to S.D. Bu...
By Sulagana Biswas in

Entertainment  /  Published 05.12.19

ChaalBaaz: Two good!

Main toh bas ek aurat hoon jo mardon ki banayi is duniya main apne shart se jeena chahti hoon.The girl is in a bar, sloshed and angling for a free beer, which the bartender knows too well. He’s also...
By Sulagana Biswas in


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