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Karam, released in 2005 would certainly qualify as unconventional for a Hindi film, even though it subscribes to all the trope

Woh Chand Khila Woh Taare Hanse

By the time the 1959 film Anari came along, Raj Kapoor was a well established presence in the Hindi film world, as was his his

Omkara Nadanu (Sankarabharanam)

While my family is originally from South India, besides speaking a language and seeing my grandmother’s Kannada books an

Jadu Hai, Tera Hi Jadu

The 1998 film Ghulam will be remembered for many reasons. It remains director Vikram Bhatt‘s best film (from what I̵

Dil Kabootar Khana Hai

In the early 2000s, there was a rash of films that were either made by film-makers of India origin living in other parts of th

Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam

In Hindi films and songs, like in many other things, there are the popular, there are the highly regarded and lauded, and then

Gum Hai Kisi Ke Pyar Mein

As a director, Manmohan Desai will always be known as the one who took the Hindi masala movie to its pinnacle from the 1960s t

Mujhe Mil Jo Jaye Thoda Paisa

If the great golden run of Indian pop music peaked during the mid 1990s, by the end of the century and into the new millennium

Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh

Songs stick in our memory and become important to us for various reasons, often coloured by our associations with them, rather

Kuch Mere Dil Ne Kaha

Tere mere sapne, released in 1996 was not a super-hit movie, but it still stands out in memory if you lived through the time,

Hum Matwale Naujawan

In the black and white Hindi films of the 1950s, it was fairly common for them to shoot a scene or two, or at least a song, on

Iyengaaru Veetu Azhage

Known mostly for his over-the-top Rajnikant extravaganzas, Sivaji and Enthiran, S. Shankar has had a much longer career as dir

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