The long weekend had given me some respite from work from home, I decided to watch a film of which I have heard so much, but never found the time to watch it. earlier Surprisingly as I watched this in the early hours of Sunday, I must say that it kept me hooked on for the entire duration.
Johny Mera Naam is a tale of two brothers who get lost in childhood, ending up in two different sides of the law. But then this is a Vijay Anand film, twist in the tale is that the one who is supposed to uphold law the cop is cheating people to achieve his goals. Johny Mera Naam might look like a crime thriller at the outset, but like a good pulp film, it has layers to it.Continue reading “Johny Mera Naam (1970): 50 years of Crime & Morality”
Growing up in places like Chennai and Coimbatore during the Doordarshan days, chances are that if you are onto films at a very early age, the interest would primarily revolve around Tamil Cinema. However for someone like me who by now watches films in every language possible and feels that Regional Cinema has more to offer than Bollywood, it was Hindi Cinema, more popularly known as Bollywood which first appealed to me. Amitabh Bachchan appealed to me first, much earlier than say Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth or even Bruce Lee 🙂 . Considering that those were the days of no internet & satellite T.V, one could only depend upon ‘Chitrahaar’ on Doordarshan or the occasional visits to the theatre to stay tuned with Hindi films. Well there were the Bollywood magazines like Filmfare, Stardust, Cineblitz etc but then there was a problem in my case, these magazines were more less banned at home.Continue reading “Bollybook-The Big Book of Hindi Film Trivia: Book Review”
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.
It was a regular Saturday afternoon with vegetable shopping being the first one to be ticked off the checklist which brought me to my present avatar of ferrying the wife to the market and making do with taking rounds of the neighbourhood till a good parking spot is filled in. I tuned into a random radio station to kill time for the next 40minutes and it had the contrarian effect. Continue reading “Love is all around me”
This evergreen romantic number from the movie Kala Bazar is one of the most memorable songs of Rafi. And no collection of Dev Anand’s songs is complete without this. Its one of those numbers, that’s easy on the lips. And in every game of ‘antakshari’, the first song that comes to mind, with the alphabet ‘kh’ is this song.Continue reading “Khoya Khoya Chand”