Hathyar (1989) Hindi Movie: J.P.Dutta’s Underrated Tale Of Crime And Violence!

A little boy sits on a rocking horse while his father sings a lullaby to him. Soon the mother joins in and adoringly vows to not let her son go away from her sight. Their idyllic conversation is interrupted by the kid’s uncle who gifts him a toy gun, much against the father’s wishes. The uncle quips that the kid is brave and toys like these are what brave men should indulge themselves with. The father retorts “aaj kal sharafat ko hi kayarta kehte hain” (nowadays decency is what is mistaken for cowardice) and asks the kid to hand over the toy gun to him. But the kid is enthralled by it and refuses to hand it over. We then see shots of a rifle being loaded with bullets and as the person holding it takes aim, his face is revealed. The kid has now grown into a young man, but what has stayed with him is his fascination for the gun. It also hints that this obsession is going to last for a lifelong. This powerful scene marks the opening of J P Dutta’s Hathyar.

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Kati Patang (1970): Love, Redemption and Second Chances

After a very long time I watched a Hindi film on TV, Kati Patang (Guideless Kite) based on Gulshan Nanda’s novel. This is the second film from Rajesh Khanna- Shakti Samanta team, the first being Aaradhana which propelled Rajesh Khanna to super stardom.

Madhavi (Asha Parekh) runs away on the eve of her marriage, to elope with her boyfriend Kailash (Prem Chopra). Soon Madhavi discovers that Kailash is a gold digger, dejected she comes back to home. She finds her uncle has passed away due to the cancelled marriage. In turn of events, Madhavi pretends to be Poonam (Naaz), the daughter in law of Diwan who is now widowed. Poonam has entrusted Madhavi with her child. All this happens in first 15 minutes of the film.Continue reading “Kati Patang (1970): Love, Redemption and Second Chances”

UTV Stars’ ‘Walk Of The Stars’ Felicitates The Versatile And Evergreen Actor: Jeetendra

 . (Sherwin Crasto/SOLARIS IMAGES)UTV Stars’ Walk of the Stars unveiled the celebrated actor, Jeetendra’s hand impression tile on Wednesday, 18th December, 2013 to honour him for his priceless contribution to the Indian film industry. The tile which was unveiled by the actor himself, in presence of family and close friends, will later be installed at UTV Stars’ premium property, WALK OF THE STARS, at the Bandra Bandstand Promenade.

 Walk of the Stars has honoured several silver-screen personalities from the Indian film industry since inception and will continue to do so. In order to commemorate the legendary actor Jeetendra, his tile will soon be joining this illustrious list. This award winning actor who has given super-hits like Mawaali, Himmatwala, CaravanGeet Gaaya Pattharonne and many more has also shown his versatility by producing films and television shows.Continue reading “UTV Stars’ ‘Walk Of The Stars’ Felicitates The Versatile And Evergreen Actor: Jeetendra”

UTV Stars’ ‘Walk Of The Stars’ Honours Yesteryear’s Beauty, Asha Parekh

UTV StarsWalk of the Stars pays an ode to yesteryear’s diva, Asha Parekh for her inimitable body of work in the Indian film industry, on Friday 6th December with the launch of her hand impression tile. The tile was unveiled by the actress herself, in the presence of close friends and celebrities of her era. This tile will be installed at UTV STARS premium property, WALK OF THE STARS, at the Bandra Bandstand Promenade.Walk of the Stars has honoured numerous on-screen greats from the Indian film industry, joining this illustrious list will be the Padma Shri awardee, Asha Parekh. The fine actress has given super-hits like Kati Patang, Teesri Manzil, Baharon Ke Sapne, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki and many more.Continue reading “UTV Stars’ ‘Walk Of The Stars’ Honours Yesteryear’s Beauty, Asha Parekh”