The Philadelphia Story (1940)

On my fifteenth birthday, a cousin while wishing me, added, “Did you know? You happen to share your birthday with the legendary American actress, Katharine Hepburn!” “Oh, any relation to the gorgeous Audrey?”, I quipped. It was the first time I had heard of Katharine Hepburn. Just a month before, much to my family’s amusement, I had been through a massive Audrey Hepburn (incidentally […]

Apradhi Kaun (1957)

I have a thing for whodunits – both books and movies. When I first found out about this 1957 movie (thanks to its lovely songs), I was a little hesitant to watch it. For one, it has a lesser-known cast and was not very popular. So I was not too sure about whether I wanted to watch it or […]

A Tribute to Mohd Rafi – Part 2

As I was surfing looking for pictures of Mohd Rafi, I was struck by the fact that he is smiling in all the pictures. Not one, where that kind smile has not lit his face and sparkled through his eyes. There is something gentle and loveable about the man. Thirty four years after his death, […]

A Tribute to Mohd Rafi – Part 1

Today (24th December 2014) will mark the 90th birth anniversary of one of Hindi cinema’s finest singers and my personal favourite, Mohd Rafi. When I planned to make a list of my favourite Rafi numbers as a tribute, it struck me that I would just not be able to come up with a list of 10 […]

Tere Ghar Ke Saamne (1963)

There are some movies that can be watched again and again – not necessarily because they are classics, but just because they are light, breezy, sweet and great fun. Tere Ghar Ke Saamne, 1963 Navketan production directed by Vijay Anand, falls under this category. I remember watching it way back, the year Nutan passed away, when […]

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