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

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 and his tummy, threatening him with a danda and making him dance. 2. Her pink-blue-yellow petticoat slit skirt under her pink sari. Four thigh-length slits, no less. 3. The serious pink of the pink. Blue … Continue reading bhala manus (1976) – made in usa ka label on desi maal

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 brands of the world available, friends with all the goodies in their homes. We had a few years where the balance between the money we had or were willing to spend, and her wants had … Continue reading do dooni char (2010) – 2 + 2 need not always be 4