Subhas Chandra Bose on Screen


The style The enigma The attitude The man who literally screwed the Britishers Rajkummar Rao is unaplogetically the Dark Knight of Indian History , SubhasChandra Bose. Rao's act is comparable to the soft spoken portrayal of Kingsley's Gandhi and I'm not exaggerating... Because the portrayal is one hell of a ride #Subhaskebojhashokto #BoseDeadAlive #ALTBalaji He …

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RONY : A Movie Review


Arjit Mukherjee's short film RONY is about urban alienation of a single child . Parents are busy with earning money and securing the financial future of their child while the little one fights the gruesome loneliness . You cannot blame the parents because they are doing it for their kid and you cannot blame the …

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Shammi Kapoor- The First Postmodern Hero of Hindi Cinema


Like Literature,Cinema also tries to freeze the time..Hindi cinema is sometime ridiculed for being too cheesy and loud..but keeping aside all those hateful terms..yes it indeed showcased the actual pen picture of India (excluding some parts). Focussing mainly upon the retro cinemas where Heroine only used to wear traditional clothes,Heroes were confined to poetry or …

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O For Omkara


O for Omkara(2006)...the (Hindi) Bollywood adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Othello,The Moor of Venice". Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj(successfully adapted Macbeth and Hamlet to screen)..the film boasts an esemble casts...where the dusky Ajay Devgan plays Omkara(read Othello)...Kareena Kapoor khan as Desdemona(Dolly Mishra)...and Saif Ali Khan essays the true  devil Iago...here seen as Langa Tyagi.If you have followed …

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N For Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose


N for Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose-the Forgotten Hero..(2005) while some sections of people had problem with word forgotten,but indeed he is forgotten....very few people know about him.Now let us focus about this veteran director Shyam Benegal's Biographical film about the most heroic and controversial figure from Indian History. Ok i have used the term heroic....Subhas …

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M For Mughal-E-Azam


M for Mughal-E-Azam.Now let me define you the title,Azam means the bloody best.Thus this 1960 Indian Hindi feature film showcases the saga of the mighty Mughal Emperor Akbar and his complex relationship with his estranged son Prince Salim.The ultimate magnum opus from Bollywood,the film was shot for over 12 years...(1948-1960)..you can call it madness or …

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K for Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se


K for Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se(2010).A historical flick from the very talented Ashutosh Gowariker.The same director who gave us World Class Period films like Lagaan and Jodha Akbar.Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se is a cinematic adaptation of a Manini Chatterjee book known as 'Do or Die-The Chittagong Uprising 1930-34'.As usual Ashutosh delivered a classic …

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J for Jab We Met


J for Jab We Met(2007)...(movie with a code-mixing title)      One of the most romantically enjoyable movie of our generation.Starring Kareena Kapoor as Geet and Shahid Kapoor as Aditya.It is considered one of the best of the talented Imtiaz Ali.Fresh story line,engaging screenplay(mind the twists),mindblowing music by Pritam and lastly the powerhouse performance by Kareena Kapoor...(recieved …

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I for Indiana Jones


I for Indiana Jones,the ultimate name for action-adventure and more importantly kickass knowledge.To all those students who think history is boring.....bitch please...you haven't heard of Indy.Indiana Jones is a legendary character(perhaps the best)... who has got a Doctorate(Phd) and in an oxymoron way,a Colonel in U.S.A army.Yep you heard that right,he is an alloy of …

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H for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun


H for Hum Aapke Hain Kaun...(Who Am I To You)....the 1994 blockbuster from Bollywood...Ethereal casting,lavish production,memorable songs....and the great piece of enjoyment....a full blown family drama.One of the greatest hits ever,some people consider it as a marriage video...and for some it showed us...what we are,the value of Grihastya Jeevan.Rajshri's film made us to value our …

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