Cop drama….😎

Govind Nilhani’s cop drama Ardh Satya (1983) was written for Amitabh Bachchan, but the movie eventually went to Om Puri. Co-incidentally, it was in Govind Nilhani’s Dev (2003) that the legends shared screen, and that too in the role of Cops 😎 Advertisements

Typecast 🤔

Actor Surendra Rajan who came into prominence with his role in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S has played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in many movies. Ironically, he was also cast in Lage Raho Munna Bhai (a movie based on Gandhigiri) as a librarian and not as Mahatma Gandhi 🤔

Review : Tiger Zinda Hai

Plot : Salman challenges the RAMBO series in this sleek sequel Starcast : Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Girish Karnad, Sajjad Delafrooz, Kumud Mishra, Paresh Rawal Review : Tiger is back and this time with his own team of ‘expendables’. The movie holds true to Salman’s personality showing him as son of the soil whose patriotism sees no…

Mr. Chameleon

Randeep Hooda made his debut as a leading actor with D (2005) but it was an extended cameo in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) that did the trick for him. His biggest asset is his ability to undergo transformation for the characters he plays onscreen and his forte are the real-life characters like…

Happy Birthday Rob

Its Rob De Niro’s birthday and I can go on and on about how much I enjoy him playing complex roles on screen, especially whenever he plays a gangster, but one movie that I truly love watching and can watch any number of times is Midnight Run (1988). Midnight Run is the most unusual buddy-cop…

Grey shades…

Saif Ali Khan did a string of grey characters in Ek Hasina Thi (2004), Being Cyrus (2005) and Omkara (2006) giving his career a new high

A man for all seasons…

Robert Shaw who once played a henchmen in From Russia With Love (1963) went on to do some major movie roles in A man for all seasons (1967), The Sting (1973) and his most famous movie…..Jaws (1975) 😎

Detective couple

William Powell and Myrna Loy starred together in Manhattan Melodrama (1934) and eventually went on to do 14 films together, but their most celebrated roles were as Nick and Nora Charles (The detective couple) alongwith their pet Skippy in The Thin Man series

Thompson directs Peck

Director J. Lee Thompson always reserved his best for Gregory Peck and the result was a World War II thriller made on an epic scale The Guns of Navarone (1961), a modern day film noir Cape Fear (1962) and a Western comprising an all starcast Mackenna’s Gold (1969). These movie are still considered some of…

Baba…..forever

Sanjay Dutt as the spiteful Ajju in Kaante (2002) outdid Michael Madsen’s Mr. Blonde from the orignal movie, Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Awe-struck

Norman Jewinson stands out as a filmmaker by making movies in genres ranging from a War Comedy (The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!), a Mystery Crime-Drama with racial undertones (In The Heat of the Night), an all season Musical (Fiddler on the Roof), an explosive Courtroom Drama (….and Justice for All) and a…