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

aaya saawan jhoom ke (1969) – of monsoons and brotherly love

When we entered junior college in the 80s, we were all 15, 16. Most of us had come from all-girls or all-boys schools. And for most of us, junior college was the first collision with the opposite sex apart from our families, extended families and neighbors. Poona in the 80s was a small town, divided firmly into two. The Deccan area was more traditionally Maharashtrian, … Continue reading aaya saawan jhoom ke (1969) – of monsoons and brotherly love

of stereotypes, sins and genders

Dipali and Pallavi tagged me to list at least ten things I have wanted or done which my gender is not supposed to. Being not just A woman, but an Indian woman, seriously influenced by Hindi cinema, I thought that I am: sadly none of this, whatsoever, no grace, no dancing skills, no utterly, utterly breath-taking beauty. but maybe, a little bit of this – … Continue reading of stereotypes, sins and genders