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Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha: Brilliant, plain brilliant

This month, Bollywood has been rewarding me for my unwavering devotion to it over the years, with films that warms the cockles of the heart. First there was Badlapur with a twisted story of good and evil that surprised you at its every turn. And now comes ‘ Dum Laga Ke Haisha’. In 1967, when I saw my first Hindi film, Upkar, could I have imagined to see one day a film on a subject like this – a guy from small town UP who failed his class X, pressurized to marry a fat girl who is much smarter than

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Movie Review: Dum Laga Ke Haisha – A good watch

My Rating: 3/5 I completed watching it now and I have mixed feelings about it. If you ask me whether I liked it, I would say I didn’t dislike it and in fact liked a few parts of the movie. If you feel whether I would recommend this one to friends, I would say, I would. This movie talks about an arrange marriage, a broken relationship and how in the end they start to fall for each other. There are thousands of reviews where you can find the story of the movie in a detailed manner so I will not

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Movie Review: Badlapur: Revenge, Dirt, Blood and Gore, all in right mix

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam. Director: Sriram Raghavan Badlapur is a dark revenge saga which lives up to its promise. The first 15 mins of the film has been done vey crafitly andit is a total ‘not be missed’ part of the entire film. Varun Dhawan slowly moulds into his character, whereas Nawzuddin Siddique steals the show. The film delivers everything a good noir film would do. It has revenge, dirt, blood and gore and everything in the right mix. Story: The story of revenge is laid over a span of 15 years. The character of Raghu is

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Teleserial – Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh – What is it trying to convey?

This serial is seriously asking us one thing – Should women be nice, simple & sober or bold, complex and aggressive to survive in today’s world? Serial (cereal?) Synopsis – Mother – of 3 children – Samarth, Sarika, Garima. Blind in son’s love. Blindly supports son. Obeys her aggressive children silently – or else they’ll probably kick her out! Strict on sober Garima! Samarth – Politician – Corrupt, debauch, womanizer – husband of Shobha. Sarika – Ex-lover of Vikram – kicked Vikram’s butt and married elsewhere for money, murders her husband and returns home! Garima – Sober sister – unlike

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Movie Review: Baby: Akshay-Danny- Kher make it watchable

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Rana Duggabati, Kay Kay Menon, Anupam Kher & Tapasee Panu. Directed by: Neeraj Pandey. First Take: Neeraj Pandey has a brilliant track record in Bollywood. His first film A Wednesday was not only critically acclaimed but also created ripples at the box office. His next film Special 26, too is one of the best-made heist films in the current lot of Bollywood. Neeraj has written as well as directed Baby. Story:  Ajay Rajput (Kumar) discovers a terrorist plot against a Delhi mall, which he and Jai (Duggabati) are able to prevent but learn that this was only

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बेग़म एक हुकुम की उर्फ़ ब्लैक क्वीन – भाग ३

झालरों की जगमगाहट दूर ही से बता देती थी कि ये शादी के उत्सव की चकाचोंध है। पूरी गली के सर पर पंडाल तना था। अप्रैल की चढ़ती गर्मी में शादी थी। उदास सी शाम हल्के-हल्के हाँफ रही थी और ऐसा लगता था जैसे आंधी आने के आसार हों। किसी ने आवाज़ लगाई, अरे भई राजू जल्दी-जल्दी जाओ कल के लिए जनवासे का इंतजाम देखो। भई जितेन्दर कहाँ है अब? पता है किसी को। अरे गोल कमरे में पत्ते खेल रहे हैं सब वही है। अच्छा। एक लड़की ने दरवाज़ा धकेला और कमरे में घुस गयी। उर्मिला सामने पलंग पर बैठी थी। अरे सुधा! व्हाट

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Movie Review: Alone: Disaster adaptation of Thai Film “Alone”

Cast: Bipasha Basu & Karan Singh Grover. Directed by: Bhushan Patel First Take:  India’s quest for a good horror flick sadly continues. Based on a Thai film going by the same name, that has won numerous accolades at different festivals; it’s a little difficult to digest such a shabby adaptation. Mind you there is already an Indian attempt made on the original subject called ‘Charulatha’ where Priyamani essayed the role of the conjoined twins. Story: Sanjana and Anjana are conjoined twins. One dies after the other decides to get surgically separated for love. Kabir and Anjana are settled in Mumbai

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बेग़म एक हुकुम की उर्फ़ ब्लैक क्वीन – भाग २

जुगनू या पटबीजने बरसात के गहरे अंधेरों में बहुत चमकते हैं। बीजना (हाथपंखा) हिलाती हवा इन्हें चौखाने या चारखाने में बँटी रात में इधर-उधर फ़ेंक देती है। ये गिरते हैं, भीगते हैं, फिर उठ कर जगमगाने लगते हैं। तांबे के रंग सा दिल जब उदासी के गहरे खून में डूबता है तो फिर न संभल पाता है, न धड़क पाता है, न जगमगाता है। दिल की नसें हमेशा की तरह खून की आवाजाही बनाये रखती हैं। कोई एक बड़ी नस चोरी से एक जुगनू छुपा कर रख लेता है, मौका-बेमौका जब कभी ये जगमगा जाता है तो लोगों को लगता है

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बेग़म एक हुकुम की उर्फ़ ब्लैक क्वीन – भाग १

ताश के पत्ते की गड्डी की तरह जिंदगी ने उसे फेंट कर जोकर सा बाहर फेंक दिया था। ये लड़का जो किसी भी खेल में किंग मेकर की भूमिका निभा सकता था, जिंदगी के इस अजब खेल में जोकर बना मैदान के बाहर पड़ा था। इस खेल का नाम प्यार था,और वो इस खेल में बुरी तरह हार चुका था। उसने तो अब तक यही सुना था कि प्रेम में प्रतिद्वंदिता नहीं होती, पर सामने वाला पक्ष उसे प्रतिद्वंदी मान सबक सिखाने को उतारु था। कब मौका लगे और उसे पटखनी दी जा सके। कैक्टस के झुर्रियां नहीं पड़ती कभी, किसी भी

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That girl with the red scarf: 2

Continued from Part one here But for the entire humanity, “I am a rape victim” was what she said. I stood cold and just could exclaim a loud “what”, which testified her fault.  She left after that. The tears that rolled out this time from her eyes were crying out loud. “It was not my mistake and I am a victim not the reprobate”. I stood blank thinking about her, what was she expecting? May be one prince charming to accept her and let her live the dreams that she once thought of. That of a normal girl, the dream

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