Flashback Friday
Entertainment  /  Published 11.10.19

‘Vaastav’: Sanju’s searing reality

Trigger dabaya, aur khel khallas! In last year’s Sanju, the soft-focus biopic on Sanjay Dutt by Rajkumar Hirani that went on to become a monster hit, there’s no mention of director Mahesh Manjreka...
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Entertainment  /  Published 25.07.19

Flashback Friday: Yes Boss

Chaand taare tod laoon, Saari duniya par main chhaoonBas itna sa khwaab hai...She loves money. And if she can’t earn the dough, she’ll marry money. Not for her the aam aadmi, thank you very much. ...
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Entertainment  /  Published 11.07.19

Cheez-y but still mast

Tip tip barsa paani, pani ne aag lagai... All schoolboys circa 1994 can say the aag is very much alive and burning, thank you. Rajiv Rai’s slick action thriller Mohra —where Raveena Tandon in her ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Entertainment  /  Published 14.11.19

A laughter hangover

Haircut aisa ho ki baal bhi kate aur pata bhi na chale!That’s Amar for you, a youth in newly liberalised India. He’s explaining to his dad, the owner of a roadside barber shop, why he took Rs 100 ...
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Entertainment  /  Published 01.11.19

The dark side

Woh beete din yaad hai…It’s a strange song for a movie about a monster who rapes brides and chomps on children and corpses, but the Ramsay Brothers’ runaway hit Purana Mandir, which released in ...
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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...
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Entertainment  /  Published 05.09.19

Flashback Friday: Rajnigandha

Kis ko meet banaaun, kis kee preet bhoolaaunA tale of one girl, two cities and two men. And a quiet fragrance that’s deceptively heady.Basu Chatterjee’s award-winning Rajnigandha, which released i...
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