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Aankhen (2002)

Aankhen (2002) Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Sushmita Sen Director: Vipul Shah Music Director: Aadesh Srivastava Synopsis: an exciting if improbable thriller – flawed but stylish and entertaining   The caption of the film says “a dangerous game is about to begin”. In fact, this is a dangerous gamble which Vipul Shah is taking in churning out a “different” film and ...

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...

Gunmaster G9: Suraksha (1979)

Gunmaster G9: Suraksha (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 produc...

Kalabaaz (1977)

Kalabaaz (1977) Cast: Dev Anand, Zeenat Aman, Dev Kumar, Pradeep Kumar, Asrani Director: Ashok Roy Nutshell: potent combination of faith, morality, sacrifice that twists half way into a roller-coaster treasure hunt.  Not for the feint hearted.       Way back in the summer of 1977, the Summer of Sam as it came to be known, my brother (The human Bollywood encyclopaedia) and I made the...

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)

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 bl...

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