Chetna (B.R.Ishara, 1970) – maybe it’s ok to be lost

I was 5 when Chetna released. And yet, I have this memory of its iconic poster. The bare legs of a girl spread apart, standing on a bed. I don’t know where I remember it from. The poster apparently was a tongue in cheek rejoinder by the filmmaker to the ‘A’ certificate given to the film by the Censor Board. I saw the film only … Continue reading Chetna (B.R.Ishara, 1970) – maybe it’s ok to be lost

Hawas (1974) – every night, a new man

I’ve been watching ‘Hawas’ (Saawan Kumar Tak, 1974) over 4 months now. It’s just one of those films which are so good, you need to savour the goodness slowly. Don’t gulp down, don’t swallow un-chewed. There are a lot of shenanigans that go on in the film, around a diamond necklace, worth 50 million rupees, that Kamini (Bindu) owns. The nitty-gritty of that plot is … Continue reading Hawas (1974) – every night, a new man