Ramesh Sippy Week: Shaan! It’s Like Sholay, But Fun Dumb!

Well, I can see why people (some of them members of the DCIB community…) might prefer this film to Sholay. Sholay is brilliant and tragic and makes you think. But this movie has a helicopter and an alligator pit. The choice is clear.

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Friday Classics: Deewar! The Best Movie Shashi Kapoor Was In

I’m just going to say it, Deewar is the best written film in the history of Hindi cinema. I did a mini-review of it related to the release of Raees, I am going to expand on that mini-review and try to give it the detailed discussion it deserves.

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Hindi Film 101: Poor Parveen Babi

After taking a little journey through film as a family industry and the Ratnam-Rahman connection, back to the old reliable Hindi Film 101 topic, tragic film heroines! ¬†Parveen Babi is a strong contender for “most tragic”. ¬†And part of that tragedy is how very short her story is, I bet I can do it all in one post.

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