Thank You, Poorna, For Giving Us A Purpose – Subhash K Jha review

Starring: Rahul Bose, Aditi Inaamdar, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Heeba Shah

Directed by Rahul Bose

At one crucial point in the telling of this simple and heartwarming tale of a tribal girl’s climb from the pits to Himalayan heights, Rahul Bose playing an upright bureaucrat, asks the little Andhra girl what is her purpose for climbing the Everest.

“I have no purpose. I just want to do it,” she tells her mentor honestly.

The simple confessional articulation exemplifies this film’s mood. So rich in its message, so far-flung in its intentions and purpose and yet so intimate in treatment and execution, Rahul Bose wins you over with his honesty of purpose. There is no duplicitous bones in the structure of this film.Sure, there are passages in this motivational tale that follow the rags-to-riches trajectory with textbookish precision.

But the heart is unweariedly in the right place, bringing to the
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Asha Parekh debuts on Dubsmash, courtesy Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon girl Simran Kaur Mundi

It was way back in 1966 when Vijay Anand’s Teesri Manzil was released. The film turned out to be a smash success and remains popular till date. While ‘O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaane Jahan’ and ‘Aaja Aaja Mein Hoon Pyar Tera’ remain popular till date, courtesy Mohammad Rafi’s exuberant singing, R.D. Burman’s foot-tapping score, Majrooh Sultanpuri’s catchy lyrics and of course Shammi Kapoor’s dance moves, one track which continues to make for a melodic hear is Asha Bhosle’s ‘O Mere Sona Re Sona Re’.

Now in the 50th year anniversary of Teesri Manzil, the film’s leading lady Asha Parekh has paid a tribute of sorts to the Nasir Hussain musical. The 73 year old veteran actress, who continues to make social appearances, has just made her debut on Dubsmash. The song that she chose? ‘O Mere Sona Re Sona Re’.


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Music Review: All is Well

The director of Omg, Umesh Shukla, returns to the silver screen with his latest offering All is Well. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, Asin and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles. The story has three twists which revolve around a father-son relationship and the way they both see the world. The music released last week and is a power packed album with big names such as Himesh Reshammiya, Mithoon Sharma, Amaal Malik and Meet Bros.

Char Shanivaar – Music by Amaal Malik, Vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Amaal Malik, Lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed, Rap by Baadshah

The album opens up with the peppy number Char Shanivaar. Possibly one of the youngest Music Directors, Amaal Malik is back with yet another foot tapping number after his previous hit ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai Yaaron’ from Roy. Char Shanivaar sets the fun mood with its quirky lyric and party-like feel. The song has vocals by Vishal Dadlani,
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Why film lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri remained obliged to poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz?

Eminent poet and film lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri needs no introduction. He belonged to the legacy of learned lyricist like Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Shakeel Badayuni etc. who blossomed as literary poets but took to penning songs to make a decent earning.

List of songs penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri are long. They range from K. L. Saigal's Jab Dil Hi Toot Gaya.. (Shahjahan) to Aamir Khan's Pehla Nasha.. (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar). Other hits songs include Jaane Walo Zara Mudh Ke Dekho Mujhe... (Dosti), Jalte Hain Jiske Liye... (Sujata), Kya Hua Tera Vada... (Hum Kisise Kum Naheen), Ek Din Bik Jayega Maati Ke Mol... (Dharam Karam) etc.

Once for the movie Chirag (1969), staring Sunil Dutt and Asha Parekh, film director Raj Khosla asked Majrooh Sahab to pen a song which could emphasize the beauty of eye because the film's plot centered on the heroine's attractive eyes and how her world goes
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We've lost the soul in our music, says Asha Bhosle

We've lost the soul in our music, says Asha Bhosle
Dubai, Dec. 11: Asha Bhosle has said that claimed that the music industry has lost the soul in its music.

The 80-year-old singer said that till the 80s film music was good before slowly waning because the lyricists such as Sahir Ludhianvi Sahab, Majrooh Sultanpuri, Shakeel Badayuni, and H.S. Bihari were no longer there, Gulf News reported.

Bhosle said now anything and everything sells because if one keeps eating rubbish, ultimately, they will get used to it, thinking that it's good.

She added similarly, if one keeps listening to cheap songs, they will start enjoying them and that's how the public works, as they will take anything as long as it's free.

Bhosle cited examples of songs having lyrics like.
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Do you know Shammi Kapoor was a flop dancer?

Yoon To Humne Lakh Haseen Dekhe Hain ... Tumsa Nahin Dekha. This song penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri aptly describes the sensation and dynamic yesteryear actor Shammi Kapoor in nutshell. Glamsham.Com pays homage to the legendary actor who passed away on August 14, 2011 and shares an interesting anecdote about his passion for music and dance and the actor's own confession that he was initially a flop dancer!Shammi Kapoor was India's first hero, who revolutionized the trend of danci
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PVR Director’s Rare to release late Joy Mukerji’s unreleased work Love in Bombay

PVR Director’s Rare is all set to release a never seen before piece of work by legendary actor & director Joy Mukerji, Love in Bombay. With this presentation, PVR Director’s Rare pays its tribute to one of the most respected figures of Indian cinema. The unreleased movie is digitally restored and now ready for theaterical screening for the first time on August 2nd, 2013.

The “Love in” series started with Joy Mukerji debuting with the blockbuster hit Love in Simla in 1958, followed by the golden jubilee hit Love in Tokyo in 1966. ‘Love in Bombay’ completes the trilogy when it releases this august, 40 years after its production in 1973.

In the movie, directed and acted by Joy Mukerji, co-stars late Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman and the versatile virtuoso Kishore Kumar. The music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Love in Bombay is an adventurous romantic tale about an innocent,
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Joy Mukerji’s 1972 film “Love in Bombay” to release on August 2

Joy Mukerji’s 1972 film “Love in Bombay” to release on August 2
The last film of the “Love in” trilogy, Joy Mukerji’s unreleased Love in Bombay will see the light of the day on August 2, 2013. Love in Bombay will release in all major cities of India through PVR Director’s Rare.

The film made in 1973 completes the series started with Mukerji’s acting debut in the blockbuster hit Love in Simla in 1958, followed by the golden jubilee hit Love in Tokyo in 1966.

Along with Joy Mukerji, the film features Ashok Kumar, Waheeda Rehman, Rehman and Kishore Kumar. The music is composed by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics are penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

Love in Bombay is an adventurous romantic tale about an innocent, young man, Badal (Joy Mukerji), who meets an arrogant city girl, Preeti (Waheeda Rehman), on a ship. When the ship gets caught up in the eye of a storm, Badal saves Preeti’s life and they along with a few
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Framing Movies Take Four: Mr and Mrs 55

Guru Dutt is largely famous for making films that are of a melancholic nature. However, one of his greatest works that falls under the romantic comedy genre is Mr and Mrs 55 (1955). Guru Dutt not only directed this film, but he also played the male lead opposite the beautiful and talented Madhubala. The story is about a middle class girl named Anita (Madhubala) whose scheming aunt hires a struggling cartoonist named Preetam (Guru Dutt) to marry her for a short period. This is so that Sita Devi (Lalita Pawar) can inherit Anita’s fathers’ wealth. However, little does Sita Devi know that her niece and Preetam begin to fall in love with each other. This makes it all the more difficult for her to convince them to file for a divorce. Sita Devi is a feminist and is hence against the concept of marriage. She does not want Anita to fall
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Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak completes 25 years

Mansoor Khan’s Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), the film which saw the debuts of Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla and also catapulted them both to stardom, has officially completed 25 years this week. Speaking about the occasion, Juhi had this to say to the Indian media, “It’s been 25 years, unbelievable and it was on the 29th April that the film was released. It is a foundation stone of my career so I am very emotionally attached to it. If it is made again then I and Aamir will do it again.”

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak was one of few films under the romantic genre that released in the 1980s; during an era which was dominated by action-oriented films. “Not only were we nobodies at the time… I know while we were making it… because it was so different from the films that were happening at the time, the crew would
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Lata Mangeshkar to record Harivanshrai Bachchans poems

At 82, Lata Mangeshkar remains the undisputed queen of all she sur-weighs. And now comes the news that she is all set to record the indomitable lines of a number of Hindi poets, including Harivanshrai Bachchan in her invincible voice.

Apparently, the idea came to the Nightingale after surveying the current musical scene. Says a source close to Mangeshkar, "Didi's voice is in amazing form these days. She sounds in peak form. She has seldom felt more enthused in recent years. She wants to do something special. Film lyrics and compositions don't inspire her any more, so she decided to sift through the works of eminent Hindi poets to sing their lines. Among the poets she has zeroed in on are Mathailisharan Gupt and Harivanshrai Bachchan. Many more unsung poets would figure in her album which would be the ultimate homage to Hindi poets."

Shedding light on her ambitious project, Lataji says,
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On Indian cinema's centenary, wax statue to honour Phalke

To mark the centenary of the Indian film industry falling May 3, 2012, a fitting tribute will be paid to its legendary founding father, Dhundiraj G. Phalke, famous as Dadasaheb Phalke, an official said here Friday.A full-size wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke will be created and installed at the Celebrity Wax Museum (Cwm) in Lonavala, according to a trustee of the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy.A Memorandum of Understanding was signed here late Thursday with Cwm.s managing director Sunil Kandalloor, commissioning the statue, which will be ready by May 3, the trustee said here.The occasion was to mark the 68th death anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke yesterday at the Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari, in which a host of Bollywood personalities paid homage to the father of Indian cinema.Born on April 30, 1870, at Trimbakeshwar, near Nashik, Dadasaheb Phalke made his debut with India.s first full-length silent movie .Raja Harishchandra. in 1913.In a career spanning nearly 25 years,
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Javed Akhtar in retrospect of Bollywood's 'Classic Legends' - News

Javed Akhtar in retrospect of Bollywood's 'Classic Legends' - News
Mumbai, Nov 26: From Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Kishore Kumar to Majrooh Sultanpuri, Bimal Roy and Vijay Anand -- script writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar is set to tell all about 13 luminaries of Bollywood's golden era, in a new TV show called 'Classic Legends'.

A guided biography of legends who gave the Hindi film industry some of its most iconic movies and music, the show will see Akhtar taking viewers on a journey through the success stories of these stars.

The veteran writer is upbeat about his new role on Zee Classic.

'These are the people whom I admired when I was in school and college. And when you idolise someone,.
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