AKA: – Anand
Year: – 1971
Duration: -2 hours 3 minutes
Director: – Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Cast: – Amithab Bachan, Rajesh Khanna, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo, Seema Deo, Lalita Pawar
Many critics rank this classical movie amongst the “Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films”and also as “Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s best film”.
The story is about Anand Sehgal, a cancer patient who believes in living his life to the fullest. He comes to Mumbai to live his last days there and to meet his friend Kulkarni. Contrasting Anand is Bhaskar Banerjee, a sober doctor, upset with life and the dark reality of his nation. Bhaskar’s tête-à-tête with Anand makes him notice the colours behind all the despair and complexity in one’s life and teaches him a lesson. After spreading happiness everywhere around himself and changing the lives of many, Anand, as destined, leaves them all, which inspires Bhaskar to write a book on his life.
The film is a narrative, as Bhaskar writes in his diary about his life before Anand, his first meeting, how his relationship with him changes from a doctor-patient to a friend and then to a friend for whom he can do anything, and how a dying man changes his way of thinking to a great extent.
AKA: – Aathmakatha
Country: – India
Year: – 2010
Genera: – Drama
Runtime: – 2 hours 14 minutes
Language: – Malayalam
Director: - Premlal
Cast:- Sreenivasan, Sharbani Mukherjee,Shafna, Jagathy Sreekumar, Bindu Panicker
The film is about a blind man with a never-say-die attitude. A character-driven story that depends on the actors to deliver rather than technical gimmickry.
Kochubaby , lives in a village and works at a candle making unit run by the church. It is established very swiftly that he is physically self-reliant with innate power to fight the odds. He keeps his life colourful by keeping alive the memory of what he had seen in his childhood before going completely blind at the age of thirteen.
The story goes that his father abandoned him just before he went completely blind. He was raised single handedly by his mother who ingrained in him a sense of calculation that is essential for any blind person to survive. He had lived doing odd jobs before meeting a priest who offers him a permanent job. He becomes an expert candle maker in no time and thereby the favourite of other disabled members of the unit.
Enters Mary, a blind girl from an orphanage who want to learn the craft of candle making. After a brief romance the two get married and are very soon blessed with a baby girl. Just before intermission tragedy strikes
This warm hearted movie is all about the positivism in the life and touches the heart of the viewers like a sweet breeze.
AKA:- Vellaripravinte Changathi
Genre: Romance, Drama, Musical
Duration:- 2 hour 27 minutes
Director: Akku Akbar
Cast:- Dileep, Kavya Madhavan, Indrajith, Manukoya, Sai Kumar, Vijayaraghavan, Maniyanpilla Raju
Director Akku Akbar’s Vellaripravinte Changathi is about a cinema-within-cinema. There are visuals of an old film, which was shot in the 1970’s and then, the story investigates what happened to the characters later on. You have to admire the honesty with which the film has been made.
Manikkunju gets a job in the famous Gemini film lab & is posted in the ‘ghost house’, a place where unclaimed or unreleased films are stored. Soon after, he finds a film can where the reels of an unfinished 1970’s film titled “Vellaripravinte Changathi” that never got released, at some corner of the store room.
Now we watch the whole film along with Manikkunju and a few others, inside a preview theatre. The film he watches is the sepia-tinted inter-religious love story typical of the seventies, where two neighbours, Ravi and Sulekha, who have grown up together, realise they are in love when they become young adults. The third angle in the story is Basheer who is Sulekha’s elder brother and considers Ravi to be his best friend.The film had two newcomers in the lead- Shajahan, who played Ravi and Mary Varghese, who played Sulekha.The reel of the old film breaks around the interval point. Post-interval we come to know that the path-breaking film that never saw the light of day was directed by Manikunju’s father Augustine Joseph, who had committed suicide due to financial difficulties.
It is soon told that the lead pair was having a torrid romance, during the shooting of the film. Once the preview is over, the attention shifts to the question of what happened to the love birds after the shooting. Manikunju’s investigation starts from here..
The cinematographers, Vipin Mohan and Sameer Haq, have done a good job. Music director Mohan Sithara’s tunes are superb and the music takes the viewer to those years, in a highly effective way.
AKA:- Dulha Mil Gaya
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Musical
Duration:- 2 hour 25 minutes
Director: Mudassar Aziz
Cast:- Sushmita Sen, Ishita Sharma, Fardeen Khan, Suchitra Pillai, Shahrukh Khan
The film focuses on Donsai, the heir to Dhanraj Empire. Donsai is extremely against marriage; and believes one should never ruin his life by getting married. After the passing of his father, Suraj Rattan Dhanraj, the only way to inherit his father’s five billion empire company, is to get married to his friend’s Punjabi daughter, Samarpreet. Donsai gets married in Punjab, and tells Samarpreet that he will return to Punjab after three months of business, though Donsai plans not to come back. After three months, Samarpreet comes to Donsai’s home to look for him, where she finds him with another woman. She runs out crying, until she is hit by a car. The car owner, Shimmer picks her up, and takes Samarpreet to her home. When they get to Shimmer’s home, it turns out Shimmer is one of Donsai’s best friends. After Samarpreet gains consciousness, she tells Shimmer everything Donsai did to her. Shimmer decides to help Samarpreet…
Watch this good entertaining romantic comedy…
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Musical
Duration:- 2 hour 26 minutes
Director: Ashok Mehta
Cast:- Arjun Rampal, Manisha Koirala, Suresh Oberoi, Kalpana Pandit, Nasiruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal
In Indian religions moksha (salvation) is the final extrication of the soul or consciousness (purusha) from samsara (physical world) and the bringing to an end of all the suffering involved in being subject to the cycle of repeated death and rebirth (reincarnation)
Ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta’s directorial debut “Moksha” is a sensible film about an idealist who turns out to be a misfit in the established order of the contemporary society.
Moksha is the story of a young and ambitious law graduate Vikram Sehgal whose intellect and ‘will to do something extraordinary’ sets him apart from the rest average lot. Vikram soon realizes that he is a misfit in the society in which corruption was the order of the day and only debauched and venal ones ruled the roost.
An unfazed Vikram takes the tough decision to go against the stream. He is convinced of the shortcomings of the judicial system. So rather than taking the conventional course of practicing law in the court he wants to bring about justice to people in his own unique way.
Girlfriend Ritika understands Vikram well and stand shoulder to shoulder with him through all the rough and tumble.
Hardly had Vikram begun to form a new institution (different from the established ones) where the true justice would be imparted he finds himself in strange quandary. He is forced to don the black gown and enter the portals of the same court he vowed not to enter. Reason? His first and last case. And strangely he has to fight it in defense of himself!
“Moksha” is a gripping thriller that on one hand brings to light the sorry state of affairs of society and on the other it makes a blunt statement about the venal lawyers and corrupt politicians.
Genre: Romance,Comedy, Drama, Musical
Duration:- 3 hour 6 minutes
Director: Subhash Ghai
Cast:- Shahrukh Khan, Amrish Puri, Mahima Chaudhry, Apoorva Agnihotri
Pardes is a story that revolves around Ganga and Arjun. Ganga is a Indian girl, brought up by her conservative family, living in a village. Kishorilal is a wealthy and successful businessman who lives in Los Angeles, America but is still deeply attached to his motherland India and adores the values and culture of India. On a visit to India, he meets his old friend Suraj Dev and stays at his house. During his stay, he gets to know Suraj Dev’s family and becomes very attached to Ganga, Dev’s eldest daughter, who is the epitome of Indian culture. He hopes to find an Indian girl for his westernized, American son, Rajiv and feels that Ganga is just right. He proposes marriage between Ganga and Rajiv; Dev’s family accepts. Kishorilal knows he will have a tough time trying to convince Rajiv, who has never even visited India.
But Kishorilal has a plan. He sends his foster son, Arjun, to play cupid and convince Rajiv to meet Ganga in India. Arjun arrives at Dev’s house and arranges to make the place suitable for Rajiv. Then, Rajiv arrives and initially does not like the idea of the marriage. Arjun spends many days trying to get Ganga and Rajiv to like each other and, in the process, becomes a close friend of Ganga. Eventually, Rajiv and Ganga agree to the wedding.
But things changes when Ganga reaches America for the wedding…………………….
This is a beautiful and entertaining romantic comedy from Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai.