Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Southern Sirens in Bollywood .......... Part 3

 17. Rekha

 18. Meenakshi Sheshadri

19. Meera Vasudev

20. Padmpriya

21. Poornima Jayram

22. Radhika

23. Rambha

24. Ramya

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Movie Review “Khatta Meetha” (2010)

Genre: Comedy

Director: Priyadarshan

Language: Hindi

Star Cast: Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Rajpal Yadav, Johny Lever and others

“Khatta Meetha” is one more Priyadarshan comedy; but this time with some social message. This is a remake of Priydarshan’s own blockbuster movie “Vellankaludu Nadu” in south. Akshay Kumar yet again joins hands with the comedy guru. Priyadarshan always delivers entertaining light hearted cinema. In Khatta Meetha he tries to combine comedy and drama together.

Sachin(Played by Akshay Kumar) the only member of his family who is yet to do well in his profession of road making contractor. Everyone around him thinks he is a loser including his family. He goes on to make one blunder after another. Meantime his brother and brother in laws who are corrupted are responsible for making a bridge which fell down in only few days of making and kills 100’s of people. Instead of taking responsibility of the disaster they try to cover it up by framing their driver and killed him too. Will there be justice? Will Sachin ever going to be successful?

For me movie is entertaining as any Priydarshan movie; but he could not blend comedy and drama as well as he should. All the acting performances are almost perfect. Akshay Kumar and Rajpal Yadav excelled everyone else by far. Trisha Krishnan looks beautiful I her Bollywood debut movie. It was refreshing to see her in Bollywood. But her acting performance wasn’t impressive enough.

If I have to rate this movie it will be 6 out of 10.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Amitabh Bachchan's Filmography ............ Part 2

11.Raaste Ka Patthar (1972)

Director: Mukul Dutt
Writers: Jayant Dharmadhikari (screenplay), Dr. Rahi Masoom Reza (dialogue)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Laxmi Chhaya, Prem Chopra, Neeta Khayani, Asit Sen, Master Bhagwan, Asrani, Birbal, and others

12.Bombay to Goa (1972)

Director: S. Ramanathan
Writers: Rajendra Krishan (dialogue), Usilai Somanathan (story)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aruna Irani, Shatrughan Sinha, Mehmood, Anwar Ali, Nasir Hussain, Manmohan, Agha, Mukri, Keshto Mukherjee, and others

13.Garam Masala (1972)

Director: Aspi Irani
Writers: Aspi Irani (written by), Hakim Riaz Latta (dialogue)

Cast: Aruna Irani, Mehmood, Jeevan, Bindu, Tun Tun, Anwar Hussain, Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Ashok Kumar, Hema Malini

14.Bada Kabutar (1973)

Director: Deven Verma
Writer: Akhtar-Ul-Iman (dialogue)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Helen, Pinchoo Kapoor, Ashok Kumar, Keshto Mukherjee, Madan Puri, Deven Verma and others..

Another of Amitabh’s Guest Appearances.

15.Bandhe Haath (1973)

Director: O.P. Goyle
Writers: Qamar Jalalabadi (dialogue), O.P. Ralhan (written by)

Cast: Mumtaz, Amitabh Bachchan, Ajit, Kumud Chuggani, Anjana Mumtaz, Ranjeet, Madan Puri, Gajanan Jagirdar, Asit Sen, Tun Tun, Baldev Mehta, Pinchoo Kapoor and others.

This is Amitabh’s first Double Role.

16.Zanjeer (1973)

Director: Prakash Mehra
Writers: Javed Akhtar

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, Om Prakash, Ajit, Bindu, Keshto Mukherjee, Randhir, Gulshan Bawra, and others

This is Amitabh’s first commercial solo super hit. He was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award.

17. Gehri Chaal (1973)

Director: C.V. Sridhar

Cast: Jeetendra, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Bindu, Prem Chopra, and others

18. Abhimaan (1973)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Nabendu Ghosh (screenplay), Rajinder Singh Bedi (dialogue)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Asrani, Bindu, Durga Khote, A.K. Hangal, David Abraham, Jaywant Pathare, and others

19. Saudagar (1973)

Director: Sudhendu Roy
Writers: Narendranath Mitra (story), Sudhendu Roy (screenplay)

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Nutan, Trilok Kapoor, Padma Khanna and others

20. Namak Haraam (1973)

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Biresh Chatterjee (story)

Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Rekha, Simi Garewal, A.K. Hangal, Asrani, Manmohan, Om Shivpuri, Amitabh Bachchan, Raza Murad, Jayshree T. and others

Amitabh won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for this role.