Friday Classics: Aradhana, for Easter! Rebirth, Illegitimate Children, Very Jesus-y

Happy Friday! And also, Happy Good Friday!!! Easter this Sunday, which I will celebrate in my traditional style, by cleaning and eating a chocolate bunny. And by putting up this theme post. One of the best old classics, and also a very Easter-y plot.

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Female Lead Films in Hindi Outside of the Standard List

I already did action film and rom-com lists to match this.  My goal is, once you have finished the list of DVDs recommended on websites, or by the librarian, or handed to you in the DVD store, what next?  And there is a surprisingly long list of films with strong female central characters in Hindi film.

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100 Years of Hindi Film History in 10 Actresses

Okay, you ready to fight me?  The problem is, unlike actors, actresses never really get the chance to lead the industry, there isn’t a clear “Queen” the way there is a clear “King”.  So this list is a bit of a judgement call, I realize that, and that means there is lots and lots of space for us all to argue.

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Friday Classics: Look Look Look Look Look! An Evening in Paris!

(okay, if you speak Hindi, and have seen this film, that title is hilarious!  Or at least, I find it funny)  There was a “Best of Shammi” collection on sale at my local DVD store and I couldn’t resist.  So be prepared for a fair number of Shammi films over the next few Fridays.  Although I don’t know if any of them will be able to measure up to this one!

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Happy Birthday Sharmila! Sorry You Had To Go After Dharmendra!

Well, it’s only fair, right?  Age before beauty and all that.  But now Dharmendra is done and it’s Sharmila’s turn to get a post all to herself!  Let’s see, how many reasons do I have to love her?  How about 13, for the age you were when you made your debut?

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