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Happy Birthday Dev Anand! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

I know, he’s dead.  But that’s no reason not to celebrate his life!  Especially because Dev himself seems like someone who was always down for a celebration.   494 more words

Ziddi - by Ismat Chughtai

I have been coveting to read Ismat Chughtai’s books since long, in Hindi, preferably. I started with Manto, however, picking up a translated copy (by Atish Taseer) from a friend and realised that I didn’t savour the translation. 668 more words

Book Review

Tere Ghar Ke Samne : Title Track

Ek ghar banaunga, tere ghar ke samne
Duniyaa banaunga, tere ghar ke samne

Ghar kaa banana, koi asaan kaam nahin
Duniyaa basaanaa koi asaan kaam nahin… 104 more words

HIndi

How the Legendary Manto spotted Hindi Cinema's Original Bad Man

Sher Khan Khud Aaya Tha aur Khud chala bhi Jaayega – those were the words spoken by Pran on screen in his superhit movie with Amitabh Bachchan, Zanjeer. 680 more words

Cinescope

Kishore Kumar -Melodies For Life..

Abhas Kumar Ganguly is still regarded as one of the most talented singer of our nation. Mohd Rafi is a singing genius , Manna Dey is the Badshah of Classical and Semi-Classical gharana…well Kishore Kumar belongs to the aam admi and it is important to respect the taste of the mass also. 506 more words

A Bit Of Everything

Happy Jab Harry Met Sejal Week! An Introduction To How This Works, and the Film Classic JHMS Reminds Me Of

Happy Jab Harry Met Sejal Week!  I always get a scattering of complaints when I do theme weeks like this.  Which might be my fault, because I don’t make it clear why I am doing this and what it really is (not just fangirling over a new big release).   1,276 more words

Film Reviews

Voice of Dev Anand

Dev Anand, an iconic, chocolate hero of Indian Cinema, with his trademark bangs (Gregory Peck would disagree of course!) charm and quirky walk is still an inspiration! 1,224 more words

Lata Mangeshkar