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    Frequent readers of this blog have probably realised I have a soft spot for ‘real life’ stories: Gladys Aylward, Dr Kotnis, Changez Khan, Shahjahan: I’m game. Of course, I don’t always end up with films that bear any resemblance to the life of the person in question, but there’s no harm in trying. So, another. [...]

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    Oleg Strezhinov as Afanasi NikitinOleg Strezhinov as Afanasi Nikitin

    Nikitin's mother has a tete-a-tete with himNikitin's mother has a tete-a-tete with him

    Nikitin's sisters and his 'fiancee'Nikitin's sisters and his 'fiancee'

    Mikhailo has a chat with NikitinMikhailo has a chat with Nikitin

    The Grand Prince in MoscowThe Grand Prince in Moscow

    ...tells the Tver merchants to go to India...tells the Tver merchants to go to India

    Varvara says goodbye to Afanasy - and gives him some giftsVarvara says goodbye to Afanasy - and gives him some gifts

    The Russians meet Hassan BekThe Russians meet Hassan Bek

    Mikhailo diesMikhailo dies

    Miguel, and some thieveryMiguel, and some thievery

    Nikitin arrives in India aboard a dhow from OrmuzNikitin arrives in India aboard a dhow from Ormuz

    Nikitin saves the life of a native girlNikitin saves the life of a native girl

    Sakharam gives Nikitin some adviceSakharam gives Nikitin some advice

    Nikitin goes to meet Asad KhanNikitin goes to meet Asad Khan

    The Ambassador of Shirvan arrives at an opportune momentThe Ambassador of Shirvan arrives at an opportune moment

    Champa's parents invite Nikitin to stay till the rain stopsChampa's parents invite Nikitin to stay till the rain stops

    Nikitin and ChampaNikitin and Champa

    A weepy Champa - Rasiya re man basiya reA weepy Champa - Rasiya re man basiya re

    Nikitin sees...Nikitin sees...

    Lakshmi falls for NikitinLakshmi falls for Nikitin

    LakshmiLakshmi

    Mahmud Gavan grants Nikitin an audienceMahmud Gavan grants Nikitin an audience

    Jantar Mantar, in the 1460's?Jantar Mantar, in the 1460's?

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  • 09/14/10--05:26: Sunehre Kadam (1966)
  • This film has the distinction of not being listed on imdb. I’m sure there are other films like that, but the exclusion of Sunehre Kadam came as a surprise to me: it’s not as if it has an obscure cast (not that that is a criterion) or is unknown in other ways—I had heard at [...]

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    Shashikala and Rehman in Sunehre KadamShashikala and Rehman in Sunehre Kadam

    Shefali slaps ShekharShefali slaps Shekhar

    Shefali explains her actions to MaltiShefali explains her actions to Malti

    Shekhar and Ganjoo move into a decrepit old houseShekhar and Ganjoo move into a decrepit old house

    Shefali and Malti bring the trophy backShefali and Malti bring the trophy back

    Ganjoo and Malti fall in loveGanjoo and Malti fall in love

    A chowkidar is given an envelope to deliverA chowkidar is given an envelope to deliver

    Shekhar and Ganjoo's neighboursShekhar and Ganjoo's neighbours

    Shekhar and Ganjoo decide to sell the trophy againShekhar and Ganjoo decide to sell the trophy again

    Ganjoo and Malti reassure ShefaliGanjoo and Malti reassure Shefali

    Shekhar is refused permission to visit his motherShekhar is refused permission to visit his mother

    Shefali tries to save Shekhar's motherShefali tries to save Shekhar's mother

    Shekhar is arrestedShekhar is arrested

    Shashikala in Sunehre KadamShashikala in Sunehre Kadam

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  • 09/19/10--01:55: Lata in Ten Moods
  • When I did the Rafi in Ten Moods post a few months back, Stuartnz suggested I also do a Lata Mangeshkar post sometime. It’s taken a good deal of thought, since—like Rafi—Lata also has such a huge corpus of work, it’s impossible for me to pick my ten favourite songs. This, therefore, is the easy [...]

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    Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar

    Jurm-e-ulfat pe, from Taj MahalJurm-e-ulfat pe, from Taj Mahal

    Lag jaa gale ke phir yeh, from Woh kaun thi?Lag jaa gale ke phir yeh, from Woh kaun thi?

    Rehte thhe kabhi jinke dil mein, from MamtaRehte thhe kabhi jinke dil mein, from Mamta

    Aayega aanewaala, from MahalAayega aanewaala, from Mahal

    Thaare rahiyo o baanke yaar, from PakeezahThaare rahiyo o baanke yaar, from Pakeezah

    Ajeeb dastaan hai yeh, from Dil Apna aur Preet ParaayiAjeeb dastaan hai yeh, from Dil Apna aur Preet Paraayi

    Jhoom jhoom dhalti raat, from KohraJhoom jhoom dhalti raat, from Kohra

    Yeh shaam ki tanhaaiyaan, from AahYeh shaam ki tanhaaiyaan, from Aah

    Aa jaan-e-jaan, from IntaquamAa jaan-e-jaan, from Intaquam

    Vande mataram, from AnandmathVande mataram, from Anandmath

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    When I was raving about Alan Arkin’s bloodcurdling performance as a ruthless killer in Wait Until Dark, memsaab—classic Bollywood aficionado, the inspiration for this blog, and font of knowledge of all things cinema—recommended this film as another Arkin showcase. And, my goodness, what a film. What a fabulously rollicking, hilarious, heart-warming film. I can’t believe [...]

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    The Russians have comeThe Russians have come

    The Russians examine a map they find...The Russians examine a map they find...

    The WhittakersThe Whittakers

    Muriel Everett gets tied upMuriel Everett gets tied up

    Suspicion rules the roostSuspicion rules the roost

    The Russians move through townThe Russians move through town

    Fendall Hawkins gets the guys togetherFendall Hawkins gets the guys together

    ... and Link Mattocks tries to get them to listen to reason... and Link Mattocks tries to get them to listen to reason

    Whittaker sets off on Alison's cycleWhittaker sets off on Alison's cycle

    Muriel and her friend race through town on a bikeMuriel and her friend race through town on a bike

    Kolchin tries to find the car keysKolchin tries to find the car keys

    ... and Rozanov ends up giving up... and Rozanov ends up giving up

    Onward Christian soldiersOnward Christian soldiers

    A recalcitrant horse and a determined drunkA recalcitrant horse and a determined drunk

    Alan Arkin and John Phillip Law in The Russians are Coming the Russians are ComingAlan Arkin and John Phillip Law in The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming

    Alison finds something in common with a Russian sailorAlison finds something in common with a Russian sailor

    Rozanov apologises to a lady he's had to tie upRozanov apologises to a lady he's had to tie up

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  • 09/27/10--01:51: Dholak (1951)
  • I have been singularly lucky lately: instead of watching (as I usually end up doing) one not-so-great film after another, I’ve actually watched two absolutely delightful films within a couple of days of each other. The first was The Russians are Coming the Russians are Coming. The second, Dholak, was recommended by bollyviewer. It’s not [...]

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    Ajit and Meena Shorey in DholakAjit and Meena Shorey in Dholak

    Mona's parents receive a letter from herMona's parents receive a letter from her

    Rai Sahib comes visitingRai Sahib comes visiting

    Meena, Mona and Birju shake a legMeena, Mona and Birju shake a leg

    ... and chat with Sheila after the results are declared... and chat with Sheila after the results are declared

    Sheila, in hot pursuit of ManoharSheila, in hot pursuit of Manohar

    Mona and Manohar come back to the village - and rejection lettersMona and Manohar come back to the village - and rejection letters

    No luck in DelhiNo luck in Delhi

    Devi gets a shock - and the Directors are very pleasedDevi gets a shock - and the Directors are very pleased

    The Directors meet 'Manohar's wife' and offer her a jobThe Directors meet 'Manohar's wife' and offer her a job

    Devi discovers the truthDevi discovers the truth

    Mona and Manohar get married...Mona and Manohar get married...

    ...and thrown out...and thrown out

    The clerk comes upon Mona and Manohar, arguing and ready to part waysThe clerk comes upon Mona and Manohar, arguing and ready to part ways

    Professor Anand and Krishna meet ManoharProfessor Anand and Krishna meet Manohar

    Krishna, in hot pursuitKrishna, in hot pursuit

    Meena Shorey and Ajit in DholakMeena Shorey and Ajit in Dholak

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    Today is the 68th birthday of one of my favourite actresses: Asha Parekh, beautiful, expressive, a fine actress and an excellent dancer. Although she had worked in a handful of films as a child actress, Asha’s first onscreen appearance as an adult was an uncredited role in the Vyjyantimala-Kishore Kumar starrer Asha (1957). Two years [...]

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    Asha Parekh in UpkaarAsha Parekh in Upkaar

    O mere sona re, from Teesri ManzilO mere sona re, from Teesri Manzil

    Jab chali thandi hawa, from Do BadanJab chali thandi hawa, from Do Badan

    Aankhon se jo utri hai dil mein, from Phir Wohi Dil Laaya HoonAankhon se jo utri hai dil mein, from Phir Wohi Dil Laaya Hoon

    Daiyya yeh main kahaan aa phansi, from CaravanDaiyya yeh main kahaan aa phansi, from Caravan

    Mujhe tum mil gaye humdum, from Love in TokyoMujhe tum mil gaye humdum, from Love in Tokyo

    Suno sajna papihe ne, from Aaye Din Bahaar KeSuno sajna papihe ne, from Aaye Din Bahaar Ke

    Yeh meri zindagi ek paagal hawa, from ZiddiYeh meri zindagi ek paagal hawa, from Ziddi

    Main na miloongi, nazar hata lo, from Pyaar ka MausamMain na miloongi, nazar hata lo, from Pyaar ka Mausam

    Chori chori tori aayi hai Radha, from Hum HindustaniChori chori tori aayi hai Radha, from Hum Hindustani

    Jaaiye aap kahaan jaayenge, from Mere SanamJaaiye aap kahaan jaayenge, from Mere Sanam

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  • 10/04/10--21:57: The Talent of Sam Millar
  • Dilip Kumar. Mughal-e-Azam. K Asif. A very familiar poster. But how many people know the name of the man who created this poster? The man who, in fact, created also the almost iconic Mother India poster? I didn’t, till a couple of weeks back. Then, one day, someone named Fred Miller left a comment on [...]

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    Sam Millar's Mughal-e-Azam poster, originally an oil paintingSam Millar's Mughal-e-Azam poster, originally an oil painting

    Sam MillarSam Millar

    Sam Millar's love for Hollywood manifests itself in a painting of Austrian-born Hedy LamarrSam Millar's love for Hollywood manifests itself in a painting of Austrian-born Hedy Lamarr

    Sam Millar's poster for the Indo-Soviet joint production, Pardesi...Sam Millar's poster for the Indo-Soviet joint production, Pardesi...

    And his iconic poster for Mother IndiaAnd his iconic poster for Mother India

    Christ, by Sam Millar; this is a charcoal drawing that was used for a postcard.Christ, by Sam Millar; this is a charcoal drawing that was used for a postcard.

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  • 10/08/10--21:59: Shama Parwana (1954)
  • This film stars Shammi Kapoor. If you like Shammi Kapoor, do not watch this film. If you are a glutton for punishment and want to see it anyway, do not watch the last ten minutes. I can guarantee that you’ll be happier for it; you can decide for yourself what you would have liked the [...]

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    Shammi Kapoor and Suraiya in Shama ParwanaShammi Kapoor and Suraiya in Shama Parwana

    Gul Mirza impresses at a mushairaGul Mirza impresses at a mushaira

    Meherbano ticks off Rehana for being presumptuousMeherbano ticks off Rehana for being presumptuous

    Bindiya helps Gul Mirza into a cauldronBindiya helps Gul Mirza into a cauldron

    A curtain burns convenientlyA curtain burns conveniently

    Arif offers to present Gul Mirza to Afsar-ud-DaulahArif offers to present Gul Mirza to Afsar-ud-Daulah

    Gul Mirza displays his skill with a swordGul Mirza displays his skill with a sword

    A meeting by stealthA meeting by stealth

    Meherbano sings a farewell song...Meherbano sings a farewell song...

    ...for Gul Mirza, who doesn't even know she's kindly disposed...for Gul Mirza, who doesn't even know she's kindly disposed

    Gul Mirza's mother hears the news of his deathGul Mirza's mother hears the news of his death

    Afsar-ud-Daulah starts putting pressure on Meherbano to marryAfsar-ud-Daulah starts putting pressure on Meherbano to marry

    Meherbano sings of her love...Meherbano sings of her love...

    ... and Gul mirza sings of his... and Gul mirza sings of his

    Afsar-ud-Daulah puts a price on Gul Mirza's headAfsar-ud-Daulah puts a price on Gul Mirza's head

    Gul Mirza comes to meet MeherbanoGul Mirza comes to meet Meherbano

    Meherbano persuades Gul Mirza...Meherbano persuades Gul Mirza...

    Afsar-ud-Daulah takes Meherbano to taskAfsar-ud-Daulah takes Meherbano to task

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    I probably shouldn’t call it a genre, but one type of film that always appeals to me is the ‘journey film’: people, often strangers, setting off on a journey together. The motive or need for the journey can be varied, from the very dire necessity of staying alive (Lifeboat, Ice Cold in Alex) to making [...]

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    Stewart Granger, Deborah Kerr and Richard Carlson in King Solomon's MinesStewart Granger, Deborah Kerr and Richard Carlson in King Solomon's Mines

    Quatermain at work - unwillinglyQuatermain at work - unwillingly

    Eric has a chat with QuatermainEric has a chat with Quatermain

    Eric introduces Goode to QuatermainEric introduces Goode to Quatermain

    Curtis's map of the way to the diamond mineCurtis's map of the way to the diamond mine

    Quatermain refuses Goode's offerQuatermain refuses Goode's offer

    ... and Mrs Curtis makes an offer... and Mrs Curtis makes an offer

    A discussion ensues - and Mrs Curtis gets her wayA discussion ensues - and Mrs Curtis gets her way

    All prim and proper - and uncomfortableAll prim and proper - and uncomfortable

    An encounter with possible cannibals...An encounter with possible cannibals...

    ... and a budding romance... and a budding romance

    They meet UmbopaThey meet Umbopa

    A scene from King Solomon's MinesA scene from King Solomon's Mines

    Stampeding giraffes, from King Solomon's MinesStampeding giraffes, from King Solomon's Mines

    African dancers in the film's finaleAfrican dancers in the film's finale

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  • 10/18/10--02:32: Agra Road (1957)
  • I should have smelt something fishy when I saw this: That looks like Ravindra Dave was doing all his unemployed relatives a favour. Or, more ominous, he’d cut corners and employed people whom he could bully into accepting fees in kind—Diwali dinners hosted at the Ravindra Dave home? Two hours down the line, and I [...]

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    Credits in Agra RoadCredits in Agra Road

    ...and the assistants...and the assistants

    Insects (?) on the right one-third of the frame..Insects (?) on the right one-third of the frame..

    and a distinctive door -and a distinctive door -

    - which appears in two different locations- which appears in two different locations

    The lovebirds, Sunil and SaritaThe lovebirds, Sunil and Sarita

    Two old friends have an argumentTwo old friends have an argument

    Sarita tries to cover up with a white lieSarita tries to cover up with a white lie

    Sunil pretends to be a lawyerSunil pretends to be a lawyer

    Seema consoles an injured BholuSeema consoles an injured Bholu

    Bholu is 'adopted' informallyBholu is 'adopted' informally

    Seth Dhanraj springs a happy surpriseSeth Dhanraj springs a happy surprise

    Niranjan shows his true colours: black, blacker, blackestNiranjan shows his true colours: black, blacker, blackest

    Seema is rescued...Seema is rescued...

    ... and again, by Mr Khanna... and again, by Mr Khanna

    Sarita sees a 'ghost'Sarita sees a 'ghost'

    The doctor advises a scene of sceneThe doctor advises a scene of scene

    Vijay Anand and Shakila in Agra RoadVijay Anand and Shakila in Agra Road

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  • 10/22/10--09:57: The Pardesi Extra’s Story
  • Earlier this month, this blog hosted a guest post by Fred Miller, son of the talented (but alas, largely uncredited) Sam Millar. Fred had promised us another post, of his reminiscences from his days with his father in the big, bad world of Hindi cinema in the 50′s, and here it is: a delightful, very [...]

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    The boats at WorliThe boats at Worli

    A hug from a pardesi: Oleg Strizhenov and Fred MillerA hug from a pardesi: Oleg Strizhenov and Fred Miller

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  • 10/30/10--23:44: Who Was That Lady? (1960)
  • I don’t know how it happened that I missed the news of the death of Tony Curtis on September 29, 2010. My niece—who knows I’m mad about old cinema—was reading Time Magazine the other day and asked me, “Which movies did Tony Curtis act in?” Though I eventually named Some Like it Hot, Who Was [...]

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    Tony Curtis and Dean Martin in Who Was That Lady?Tony Curtis and Dean Martin in Who Was That Lady?

    A kiss...A kiss...

    ... and the reaction to the kiss... and the reaction to the kiss

    David bemoans the imminent end of his marriageDavid bemoans the imminent end of his marriage

    Mike and David have a chatMike and David have a chat

    A quick tattoo...A quick tattoo...

    ... and an FBI card,... and an FBI card,

    - and Ann is convinced- and Ann is convinced

    Powell gets his ordersPowell gets his orders

    Doyle takes a decisionDoyle takes a decision

    Mike announces an assignmentMike announces an assignment

    Mike convinces David to go along for the 'assignment'Mike convinces David to go along for the 'assignment'

    The Coogle sisters arrive at Lee Wong'sThe Coogle sisters arrive at Lee Wong's

    Ann arrives at Lee Wong's with Harry PowellAnn arrives at Lee Wong's with Harry Powell

    Ann listens in on a conversationAnn listens in on a conversation

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  • 11/07/10--21:37: Beginning Johnny Walker Week
  • One day in 1950, Hindi film actor (and occasional script writer) Balraj Sahni was travelling in a BEST bus in Bombay when he noticed a bus conductor who didn’t just issue tickets or make sure people got on and off the bus safe and sound: he also entertained passengers. Balraj Sahni was in the middle [...]

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    Johnny Walker in Naya DaurJohnny Walker in Naya Daur

    Johnny Walker and Noor in Aar PaarJohnny Walker and Noor in Aar Paar

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  • 11/08/10--19:45: Madhumati (1958)
  • A Johnny Walker film, but one that’s known for a lot else besides. I always associate Bimal Roy with the Do Bigha Zameen or Parakh sort of film: deeply rooted in reality, both harshly real and heart-warmingly real. Stories about people like us, people with problems and joys like ours. His films are socially relevant [...]

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    Vyjyantimala in and as MadhumatiVyjyantimala in and as Madhumati

    Devendra and the doctor arrive at the mansionDevendra and the doctor arrive at the mansion

    ... and Devendra admits to a sense of deja vu... and Devendra admits to a sense of deja vu

    Anand meets a beautiful village girlAnand meets a beautiful village girl

    Anand is introduced to the villainous Veer SinghAnand is introduced to the villainous Veer Singh

    ... and he meets Charandas... and he meets Charandas

    A girl, dancing through the mistA girl, dancing through the mist

    Madhu persuades Anand to come home so that Paan Raja can attend to his woundMadhu persuades Anand to come home so that Paan Raja can attend to his wound

    Paan Raja attends to Anand's woundPaan Raja attends to Anand's wound

    Ugranarain spots Madhu and starts plotting with Veer SinghUgranarain spots Madhu and starts plotting with Veer Singh

    Happiness - but for how long?Happiness - but for how long?

    Ugranarain traps MadhuUgranarain traps Madhu

    Paan Raja and Anand set out on a pointless searchPaan Raja and Anand set out on a pointless search

    Charan hires an exorcistCharan hires an exorcist

    Johnny Walker as Charandas in MadhumatiJohnny Walker as Charandas in Madhumati

    Anand's sketch of MadhuAnand's sketch of Madhu

    And the next frame: a resurrected Madhu?And the next frame: a resurrected Madhu?

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  • 11/09/10--21:31: Johnny Walker: The Actor
  • Following Nabil Khan’s heartwarming post on his grandfather, legendary actor Johnny Walker, another post… this one is on Johnny Walker, the actor. Not just the loving family man, but the very accomplished thespian who still commands (as you can see by the popularity of these posts!) a fine fan following. And, by the way, for [...]

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    Johnny WalkerJohnny Walker

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  • 11/10/10--21:46: Chhoomantar (1956)
  • Unlike Madhumati and Aar Paar, where he was just a supporting actor (though, in my opinion, his contribution to both films far surpassed the actual screen time of the characters he played), in Chhoomantar Johhny Walker is not just the funny man, but also the hero. He gets to sing and dance (the latter even [...]

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    Johnny Walker in ChhoomantarJohnny Walker in Chhoomantar

    A family of halfwits - and a hassled fatherA family of halfwits - and a hassled father

    The effect of Baiju's singingThe effect of Baiju's singing

    ... and the eventual effect on Baiju... and the eventual effect on Baiju

    Baiju leaves homeBaiju leaves home

    Baiju makes friends with Dhammo after rescuing himBaiju makes friends with Dhammo after rescuing him

    Dhammo invites Baiju home...Dhammo invites Baiju home...

    Baiju and Ratna fall in loveBaiju and Ratna fall in love

    ...much to the Raja's displeasure...much to the Raja's displeasure

    Baiju is rescued by Dhammo and SaanvliBaiju is rescued by Dhammo and Saanvli

    The doomed romance of Saanvli and ManoharThe doomed romance of Saanvli and Manohar

    A cure is found for Ratna's 'illness'A cure is found for Ratna's 'illness'

    Ratna receives unexpected visitorsRatna receives unexpected visitors

    Ratna runs off with BaijuRatna runs off with Baiju

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    After the post about Johnny Walker, the actor, the famous comedian’s grandson Nabil Khan brings us another post about his granddad. And with two lovely photos too, of which this one in particular made me go all mushy and “Oh-so-sweet!!!”-ing: Enough gushing. Over to Nabil, now: Mera Superman: My Nana My Nana cannot be described [...]

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    Johnny Walker and NoorJohnny Walker and Noor

    Johnny Walker, Noor, Nabil, his parents and brotherJohnny Walker, Noor, Nabil, his parents and brother

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    My major complaint against Hindi cinema has been that we’ve never given comedy the sort of status it’s received in the West. True, there has been the occasional classic comedy – Chalti ka Naam Gaadi, Dekh Kabira Roya, Dholak and Padosan, for example – but as a genre it seems to have been largely neglected. [...]

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    Johnny WalkerJohnny Walker

    Johnny Walker as Teju in Shikaar, with Bela BoseJohnny Walker as Teju in Shikaar, with Bela Bose

    Johnny Walker as Baiju in ChhoomantarJohnny Walker as Baiju in Chhoomantar

    Johnny Walker as Parker in Mai BaapJohnny Walker as Parker in Mai Baap

    Johnny Walker as Johnny in Mr & Mrs 55, with YasminJohnny Walker as Johnny in Mr & Mrs 55, with Yasmin

    Johnny Walker as Abdul Sattar in PyaasaJohnny Walker as Abdul Sattar in Pyaasa

    Johnny Walker in MadhumatiJohnny Walker in Madhumati

    Johnny Walker and Kumkum in CIDJohnny Walker and Kumkum in CID

    Johnny Walker as Rustom in Aar PaarJohnny Walker as Rustom in Aar Paar

    Johnny Walker as Badri in AnjaanJohnny Walker as Badri in Anjaan

    Johnny Walker as Isa Bhai Suratwala in AnandJohnny Walker as Isa Bhai Suratwala in Anand

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    To bring Johnny Walker Week to a close, a post from his daughter Tasneem Kaur, about a friendship whose depth few people were aware of. Over to Tasneem: Thank you very much for Johnny Walker week. Celebrating his life’s journey I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an uncelebrated friendship cherished by Dad [...]

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    Johnny Walker and Mehmood in Chhote NawabJohnny Walker and Mehmood in Chhote Nawab

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  • 11/21/10--08:40: El Verdugo (1963)
  • The past year has been a rather tragic one when it comes to classic cinema: Jean Simmons died in January; Lena Horne passed on in May, and then, just a little over a month back, Tony Curtis died. And, about a week ago, I got an e-mail from blog reader and friend Bawa to say [...]

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    Luis Garcia BerlangaLuis Garcia Berlanga

    Nino Manfredi in and as the executionerNino Manfredi in and as the executioner

    Amadeo takes a lift with two undertakersAmadeo takes a lift with two undertakers

    Jose Luis goes to Amadeo's house, and meets CarmenJose Luis goes to Amadeo's house, and meets Carmen

    Jose Luis at home with Antonio, his wife and two of the childrenJose Luis at home with Antonio, his wife and two of the children

    A picnic in the countrysideA picnic in the countryside

    ... and a clandestine tryst in the afternoon... and a clandestine tryst in the afternoon

    Carmen discovers she's pregnantCarmen discovers she's pregnant

    Jose Luis and Carmen get married in swiftly-diminishing candlelightJose Luis and Carmen get married in swiftly-diminishing candlelight

    A dispute arises about the ownership of the flatA dispute arises about the ownership of the flat

    Amadeo tries to pass Carmen off as singleAmadeo tries to pass Carmen off as single

    Amadeo bullies Jose Luis into applying for a job as an executionerAmadeo bullies Jose Luis into applying for a job as an executioner

    The executioner - and the executionerThe executioner - and the executioner

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