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Neerja

neerja review

Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahin!   A woman of substance, a symbol of bravery and an icon to look upto, Neerja was all this and much more. Director Ram Madhvani recreates the last day of this 23 year old wonderful soul, who was killed brutally by three hijackers who boarded the flight in Karachi, back in 1986. Neerja Bhanot was the head purser, who kept her cool, followed her duties diligently and saved the lives of over 300 passengers,…

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the players of shatranj

i was seventeen when shatranj ke khiladi was released. it was satyajit ray’s first film in any language other than bengali, it had hindi film stars acting in it, even european actors, amitabh bachchan was the narrator. and the man who had played gabbar singh just two years before in the blockbuster superhit film sholay, was the legendary poet king of awadh: singer, dancer, thumri composer, who even dressed up as krishna and frolicked with his kathak dancing gopis. amjad…

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Tanu Weds Manu Returns

tanu weds manu returns movie review

  **spoiler warning** After the refreshing Tanu Weds Manu, its sequel did not impress me much. Kangana Ranaut, as the protagonist, has undoubtedly done a tremendous job, especialy in her Haryanvi avatar. However, the story lacks substance. It’s one of those confused love stories where the actors have no clue why they hate each other to begin with and how suddenly, without any reason at all, they fall back in love. I understand that you don’t need a reason to…

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Epic Channel Television

Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi

Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi

If you want to talk about a movie, narrate the story in short, tell the behind-the-scene happenings, reveal the actors’  thoughts and all this is to be done in a fun and entertaining manner, there is just one person you can think of to host such a show. Once More with Jaaved Jaaferi takes one on an hour long trip to a popular movie each time.  Be it Jewel Thief in the sixties, Hare Rama Hare Krishna in the seventies or…

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