O Womaniya !!

It’s International Women’s Day and we are all for women who stand up for what’s right and more importantly what’s rightly theirs. Women centric movies always hold a special place in our hearts,its inspiring in many levels. Women in today’s world play many roles…a mother,daughter,wife being few of them . But what really makes a…

Angoor…. is like an Old Wine

Much before we had Vishal Bhardwaj to carry forward the legacy of Shakespeare, there was Gulzaar who came up with his own interpretation of Shakespeare’s plays. Based on Shakespeare’s ‘Comedy Of Errors’, Angoor is not just a milestone in comedy movies but also in Hindi Cinema. Angoor means ‘grapes’ and here the reference is to…

La Vie en rose

Madhubala was an ‘epitome of love‘ and what could have been a better day than 14th of February to mark her birthday. In a career spanning more than two-decades,Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Howrah Bridge (1958), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-E-Azam (1960) besides being significant in making her one of the most influential actresses, are…

SILVER STREAK…40 years of genre defining

How can murder be funny? The answer to this question could be answered even in the 1930s when The Thin Man (1934) hit the big screen. The comedy-mystery genre has always been exciting. It’s a herculean task to bring comedy and suspense together and to convince the audience to laugh over death. A well drafted screenplay laced…

Don’t hug me so tight..

Oh smog you have covered me all over, Even in the nooks and corner. Now i can’t breathe, Can’t survive in the dirty wreath.. It feels the smog is hugging me ever so tightly, It feels like i am going to die every day slightly.. I feel so helpless ..everyday, Even at night the smog…

Johnny mera Naam ..

Much before comedian Mehmood came on the map and at a time when dancing star like Bhagwaan Dada ruled the masses, we had a dancing comedian who could make you laugh with a simple twitch of his eyebrow, or his rangy body language. His pencil moustache(a la’ Clark Gable) only added flavour to his style of comedy,…

Deliverance….Nature Call’s

DELIVERANCE is a 1972 adventure/drama movie based on a novel by James Dickey. The movie released in the same year as The Godfather, Cabaret, The Poseidon Adventure, Sleuth, The Ruling Class, Frenzy and many more. Deliverance was a product of the ‘American New Wave’  that saw the birth of great cinematic achievements like Bonnie &…

Love Gives Away…memories stray ..

For the things i thought were real , they all disappeared The illusion i had , was now cleared . The memories i shared , The truth i smered, The lost youth i wasted on you, The memories of you have just veneered . U never stood by me , always uncleared. The love i…