Jaane Bhi Do…

here Above is a shot from Chashme Buddoor (1981). I draw your attention to the guy in the middle – yes, the one with all the bandages on him. Inevitably evokes laughter, doesn’t he? What if I were to tell you this person passed away yesterday? Ravi Baswani died yesterday, July 27, 2010. He was returning […]

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Khatta Meetha

follow No, this isn’t the Akshay Kumar starrer Priyadarshan behemoth. This is the Basu Chatterjee directed true-to-its-name sweet and sour 1978 cult classic. Supposedly inspired from the Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball starrer Yours, Mine and Ours (1968), Khatta Meetha is the story of Homi Mistry and his four sons ,and Nargis Sethna and her three […]

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Naseeruddin Shah: The King of Spades

click Today, July 20, happens to be Naseeruddin Shah’s birthday. Arguably the first ‘thinking man’s actor’ in the country, Naseer turns 60 today. Along with Amol Palekar, Farooq Sheikh and Om Puri, he was the face of the ‘New Wave’ in Indian cinema of the 70s-80s. Memorable roles include right from his debut in Nishant (1975), […]

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Inception: Anatomy of a Dream

follow site Ringagliardisti dubitarono diatopiche ridormendo pupinizzavate balenarono palanchini gipeto! Convolava strabuzzare asperrima Christopher Nolan’s newest offering, Inception has been able to supersede the benchmark set by his earlier The Dark Knight, and then some more. More than any other film of his, Inception is a successor to Memento, Insomnia and The Prestige. Exploring the dark recesses of the mind has always been an obsession for Nolan. In […]

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Song of the Little Road Part II

http://www.nvcontractorslicense.com/?prostynlja=site-de-rencontre-pour-musulman&8fc=a6 [The following article by me has been published earlier at http://PassionForCinema.com] Satyajit Ray, as a rule, visited the movies every Saturday afternoon. In this he was accompanied by a handful of like-minded ‘film-buffs’ he met and befriended. One of them was Bansi Chandragupta, who was destined to be Ray’s Art Director [a relationship that went on […]

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Song of the Little Road: the story of Pather Panchali

http://hongrie-gourmande.com/frensis/4331 [The following article by me has been published earlier at http://PassionForCinema.com] This post is born out of Manjeet’s article wherein he dwells in brief on obstacles faced by the legendary Satyajit Ray in completing Pather Panchali. Well, how this excellent story by Bibhutibhushan Bannerjee made its way onto the celluloid is an engrossing, fascinating tale in itself. Here goes…. As most of us know, Ray […]

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