Johny Mera Naam (1970): 50 years of Crime & Morality

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”

Bollybook-The Big Book of Hindi Film Trivia: Book Review

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’ 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, Caravan, Geet 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 Stars’ Walk 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”

Love is all around me

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”

Romancing with Life-A Tribute to Dev Anand

This post is dedicated to the man who taught us to love life and inspired millions of people with his passion towards cinema. We at MAM,  salute the undying spirit of Dev Saab.

Na Dukh Hai Na Sukh Hai

Na Din Na Duniya

Na Insaan Na Bhagwan

Sirf Main,Main,Main.

ROMANCING WITH LIFE

This is an autobiography written by the debonair and evergreen Dev Anand. One of  the prime reasons I am discussing this book here is that as per my knowledge this is the first time that a Bollywood lead hero has written his own autobiography.Continue reading “Romancing with Life-A Tribute to Dev Anand”

Khoya Khoya Chand

Khoya khoya chaand,
Khula aasmaan
Aankhon mein saari raat jaayegi
Tumko bhi kaise neend aayegi

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”