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Aaghaaz (2000)

Aaghaaz (2000) Cast: Sunil Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Namrata Shirodkar Director: Yogesh Ishwar Music Director: Anu Malik Synopsis: Dreadful, supposedly hard hitting social commentary…..depressingly awful Reviewed by: Faiz M. Khan     Aaghaaz is the start of Yogesh Ishwar’s career, his first attempt at direction and judging by the results, it may well be his last. This is a boring...

Gumnaam Qatil (2001)

Gumnaam Qatil (2001) Director, Writer, Producer, Star:  Harinam Singh Cast: Harinam Singh, Sanjay Singh, Bablu, Sanjeev, Babby Singh, Madhuri Kale, Kiran, Shweta, Kajal, Pooja, Farha, Gangaram Synopsis:  The most bewildering cinematic experience ever!     A snazzy woman is alone in the forest amidst the trademark Harinam Singh thunder and lightning.  Moments later another woman presumabl...

Purab aur Paschim (1970)

Purab aur Paschim (1970) Cast: Manoj Kumar, Saira Banu, Ashok Kumar, Pran, Prem Chopra, Vinod Khanna Director: Manoj Kumar Music Directors: Kalyanji Anandji Synopsis: Manoj’s Bharat travels to London to teach the wayward a lesson or two   Manoj Kumar, buoyed by the whopping success of Upkar in 1967, assembled a lavish cast for his follow up in which he was to repeat his role of the youn...

Surakksha (1979)

Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, Jeevan, Aruna Irani, Suresh Oberoi Director: Raveekant Nagaich Music Director: Bappi Lahiri Synopsis: This amazing desi Bond film is one of the great Bollywood cult classics   This film brought together three elements that together brought off a number of b-grade coups during the disco dancing 80’s. Firstly there is producer-financer B. Subaash and wha...

Geetaa Mera Naam (1975)

Geetaa Mera Naam (1975) Cast: Sadhana, Sunil Dutt, Feroz Khan, Helen, Ramesh Deo, Achala Sachdev Director: Sadhana Nayyar Music Director: Laxmikant Pyarelal Nutshell: Sadhana tucks into her swansong, from an idea her husband had that is 70s Masala of epic proportions.     A lone mother taking her four little kids out to the local mela just can’t be a good idea especially as in almost all Boll...

Shaitani Dracula (2006)

starring: Harinam Singh as Dracula and Shweta as Sheetal Written, Produced and Directed by: Harinam Singh After the rip roaring success of his previous Dracula movie Khooni Dracula, Harinam Singh sets out once again in similar vein with equally spectacular results taking Bram Stoker’s novel to another realm altogether.  Clearly a man of prodigious talent and blessed also with enviable handso...

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