Shabana Azmi is the ultimate connoisseur amongst Hindi film actresses taking art to surreal regions

By Harsh Thakor In the modern era, no actress has gone into the skin of a character in such magnitude of depth or given as much justice to a role as Shabana Azmi., who turned 70 last year. She may not have embezzled the beauty of an Aishwarya Rai or Madhuri Dixit, of the liveliness […]

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Do Bigha Zameen is the best Indian movie ever portraying social reality at the very core

By Harsh Thakor To me ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ is the best movie ever made in India and the most relevant even today. In a most artistic manner it reveals the oppression of feudalism or capitalism, brilliantly weaving a set of characters into a plot. The film contains no  element of melodrama or fantasy but still […]

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‘Sholay’ was a landmark film but not a classic with a social theme

By Harsh Thakor  ‘Sholay’ was a landmark film, directorial masterpiece, and greatly entertaining movie but not a classic with a social theme. Undoubtedly, Sholay was the most impactful film ever made in the history of Bollywood.No film ever influenced or penetrated the Indian psyche as much as ‘Sholay’.Few scenes of films ever flash memories, with […]

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