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

heroine – in the quicksand of glamour

Dhanno keeps repeating incredulously, “This movie is a spoof of itself. When they make a spoof of this, it will be the actual film.” Shy keeps nudging me, and guffawing. … Continue reading

September 22, 2012 · 26 Comments

bhala manus (1976) – made in usa ka label on desi maal

There is much to love in this song. 1. Neetu Singh‘s giving grief to her soon to-be real life ‘jeth’ Randhir Kapoor. Including making him do dand-baithak, pinching his cheeks … Continue reading

January 20, 2011 · 10 Comments

anjaana anjaani (2010) – hot or cool – an aurat is an aurat

Her name is Kiara. – Cool. Like a flower-bed, no? No, stupid, that is kyaari, this is Gaelic, means little, dark one. – Cool. And Kiara is Priyanka Chopra – … Continue reading

January 8, 2011 · 20 Comments

chhupa rustam and laat saheb (1973) – 2 not so cool cats

‘Chhupa Rustam‘ (1973) is not one of Vijay Anand‘s best films. It seems to be a rehash of ‘Johny Mera Naam‘ (1970), a bit like the leftovers Mummy used to … Continue reading

January 4, 2011 · 12 Comments

diamond queen (1940) – bigger than BBKK

OK, so putting BBKK aside for a few moments,  I did do something I never imagined I’d ever get the chance to do. At IFFI, I actually watched a Fearless … Continue reading

December 9, 2010 · 14 Comments

do dooni char (2010) – 2 + 2 need not always be 4

Teja and I grew up with very few ‘things’, but it was a different time when everyone around us had few ‘things’. Dhanno grew up with shops around her, the … Continue reading

October 22, 2010 · 16 Comments
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