banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

so, yaadein (2001)

Suppose you brought back some blue, moldy cheese from France, which in its stinking fulsomeness, fetched you many suspicious and angry glances through the flight. You have been brought up … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 5 Comments

finding fanny, daawat-e-ishq, khoobsurat (2014) – and Dhanno says

Dhanno thought that the people who made ‘Finding Fanny’ “were  so happy with the look of the film, oh how pretty everything is, and these quaint characters, and Deepika against … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 10 Comments

hariyali aur rasta (1962) – the greenery and the road, really?

Dhanno comes in to the room and says, “I know her, I know her.” After a moment, she remembers, “She played Rukhsaar’s (Simone Singh) husband’s grandmother in ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

apna desh (1972) – of the poor junta and golden hats

Watching Mumtaz dance on her knees, not once, but in several moves, squatting and then moving up effortlessly, I think how strong she must be. And then again, in the … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Once (2006) – trusting smart

A friend recently wrote this on FB, in the context of an interview about her book, ‘Trust Me’ – “About trust, I feel that when in doubt, it’s important to … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

shareef badmaash (1973) – a film that inspires 2 posts

I wrote about ‘Shareef Badmaash’ today, then remembered that I had written about it before. It was almost exactly 3 years ago. I had pretty much the same things to … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 6 Comments

naya nasha, 1973 – smoking hot or pot?

Boredom. If Amitabh Bachchan tells you, in his on-the-cusp-of-being-successful-even-if-you-don’t-know-it-yet-since-it’s-1973 voice that Boredom is the malaise of the 70s, you believe it. Even if this boredom theory comes right after a … Continue reading

March 29, 2014 · 14 Comments
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