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If you are a fan of period or Muslim dramas than this is the movie for
you. The period or ambiance shown in this picture may look strange to
today's genre, but there was and is such male dominated rigid societies
where women are mere subjects, they do not have any say regarding any
affairs of home and the world. This film has brilliant performances by
an expert cast. Naaz's performance is excellent and you will never
forget her. She was a talent remained untapped otherwise. Meena Kumari
is good too and so are Pradeep and Ashok Kumar. The Haveli culture
shown in this one is itself a treat to watch with a few light moments
with redoubtable Johnny Walker.
You will definitely like this one.
This is classic in real sense of the word. A tight suspense from beginning to end. Mahal is one of the greatest films ever made in Bombay filmdom. Adding to the suspense is all time great song 'Aayega aane wala...'. See it for a very young Madhubala and highly expressive Ashok Kumar. Kamal Amrohi has not made any better movie than this one. Though his 'Daira' is another great hidden classic. He is primarily remembered for 'Pakeeza'. Very few films gained the status this film achieved. This is certainly one of the ten best from Bombay. The story has twisting end which will certainly surprise you and you will never be the same again. Most of the movie was shot indoors, one can easily tell that comparing it to modern standards, yet the directorial perfection is amazing. A must see.
The film like this one and 'Victoria no. 203' and 'Ek se badkar ek' are
fine attempts to entertain masses. If you are a lover of chase crime
dramas, then see this one and you will never forget. Men like Ashok
Kumar, Pran, Iftikhar and Anwar Hussain were indelible part of such
Storyline is simple and there is nothing much to say about performances, yet its entertaining appeal is universal. There is not a moment which would bore you, it runs and runs and runs. All the characters are in a way following each other. The scenes between Deven Verma, Shashi Kapoor and Ashok Kumar are funny. You will definitely like this one.
This is pure escapist entertainment. A handful of diamonds are hidden
in a Victoria (horse cart) and world goes mad about it. All the cast is
perfect with a absolutely amazing chemistry between Pran and Ashok
Kumar. Film also has a sultry Saira Bano.
Such 70s films were made with keeping a popular appeal in mind. That was also the time when Hollywood started to cast its giant shadow over Hindi films. The escapist art is all right if it is not a direct takeoff from any other source. This is certainly the original one. Many films on a similar plot have been made but none comes anywhere near to this one. See it on a holiday and it will be a time worth spending.
Sanjeev Kumar's nine roles here represents 'Navras', the different
moods of man as per the Indian art ethos. This is his film all the way.
He play lover, a brave hunter, an epileptic, a coward, a transvestite,
a drunkard, a poetic heart and so on. Now more than twenty years after
his death, when one reassess Sanjeev Kumar, this film certainly stands
among his best. Yet the sense of dissatisfaction remains as what else
could be called among his best. Apart from 'Dastak', 'Andhi',
'Koshish', 'Arjun Pandit', 'Shatranj ke Khiladi' and a few others, his
repertoire is not that full as it should have been.
Anyway, in this one you will find all that satisfy your entertainment gene. Film is an amalgamation of all the drama, a Bombay spicy movie is supposed to have. Being a Sanjeev Kumar show, there is hardly any scope for anyone else to do something, yet Jaya Bhadhuri is in good form here and its through her character the story is told.
Nice Sunday treat.
Don't blame Dulal Guha. He tries his best to mix Art and commerce, most
of the times successfully. The realist in him takes you to a village
here, that looks really a village, and the big city is also shown in
his films in a realistic manner. I wonder why do we not have had more
directors like him. Anyway, this is again a story where the dreams and
ambitions clash. Its the story of three brothers, Kanhaiyalal, Sanjeev
Kumar and Jeetendra. When the film is over, it compels you to think of
what could have happened further, as the ending is not shown one
hundred percent perfect, like other Bombay dramas. But you will enjoy
7 out of 10.
If you are a Raj Kapoor fan, see this one. His performance is natural.
I always had an feeling that his talent, as an actor, was never fully
explored. He just had 'Teesri Kasam', 'Jaagte Raho' and few other
movies to his credit. Though I remain in doubt regarding his
directorial abilities. His career graph as a director may have been
very successful, but there is hardly any movie worth remembering,
except 'Aag', 'Aawara' or 'Shri 420'. He was without any doubt
multi-talented, but his later directorial efforts, though successful,
This movie also has Shatrughan Sinha's one of the very few fine performances. As always though, he is loud, yet believable. He and Raj Kapoor has chemistry, that works. Dulal Guha's direction is okay, but the main attraction remains Raj Kapoor, an policeman and a simpleton! 7 out of 10.
The name of this picture is a direct takeoff from James Headly Chase's
novel, 'The World is in My Pocket'. At times serious and at times
somewhat crazy, this movie has some thrills to satisfy your thrill
loving taste buds. The heroes (Shashi Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor) are
supposed to be skilled trapeze artists and so is villain (Ranjeet).
Only Rishi has some romance to do here not Shashi. Yet Shashi is in
good form and at his charming best. When he loses both his legs in an
accident, kid brother Rishi takes over the task to find the culprits.
You need not you to stretch your imagination too far, as per the Hindi
movie tradition, good guys win. Tinu Anand's direction looks skilled,
being a Satyajit Ray pupil, he should have made some more worthy
Spicy Timepass. 6 out of 10.
If you are a fan of southern make family dramas, then you will like it.
This movie has all the cliché ridden ingredients. A wicked stepmother,
her pleasure loving daughter, hard working stepdaughter, Two prince
charming, monstrous relatives, You name it.
Its always nice to see Nadira but here even old bones Madan puri is watchable. Sanjeev Kumar and Shashi Kapoor are always fun to watch. There isn't any place for acting histrionics but usual family twists and turns make it a good pastime.
Good music with two very sweet songs.
Okay, 7 out of 10.
Director Subhash Ghai tried to make this film in a realistic manner
with a dash of masala. Some good scenes and a very hummable song 'Ik
rut aaye, ik rut jaaye...' Actors worked all right with a rather loud
yet convincing performance by Shatrughan Sinha. Late Premnath was
speaking his lines which very few can understand. He really looked old
and sick. Only saving grace of this film is its location. A remote
village that looks raw and beautiful.
See it if you are a Subhash Ghai or Shatrughan's fan and do not see it if you are a Shashi Kapoor fan.. ha..ha...
6 out of 10 will do.
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