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  • Although his acting was no joy to watch, Joy Mukherjee's tall figure, chocolate looks and expressionless face somehow connected with the masses and in his heyday, he got counted among top five heroes of the sixties...
  • The Graduate walks a thin line- it is a crazy mix of comedy and romance and offers a wry commentary on the warped lives of American upper middle class society. In a way, it is also a portrayal of a domineering adult society trying to control vulnerab...
  • Director Martin Scorcese made a remake of Cape Fear in 1991 featuring Robert De Niro as Cody but despite all its modern glamour and gore, it paled in comparison to the original classic....
  • From 1969 to 1974, BBC aired 45 episodes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus- a television show featuring a unique blend of sketch- comedy and animation. Within those first 5 years, Monty Python or Pythons (as the serial’s protagonists were collectiv...
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s directorial genius lay in his immaculate understanding of cinema as a medium. Intriguing plots, ingenious scene compositions and intelligent technical innovations (particularly when the cinematic technology was in its infancy!) g...
  • The Guns Of Navarone – a 1961-film based on Alistair MacLean’s equally super-charged novel. Such is the realism of this story that one often tends to forget that the entire pulsating plot of this exciting film was purely a work of fiction....
  • Failsafe is a movie from that era, which highlighted the dangers of this senseless approach of relying more on the might of machines, rather than minds of men....
  • Director Stanley Kramer’s 1967-film Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner explored socio-cultural divide through a touching and heartwarming tale....
  • To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the finest films made on the issue of racism and one of the most realistic. Watching this two hour- plus 1962- movie, is like reading an engrossing novel and it is no surprise since it is indeed based on Harper Lee’s...
  • A Fistful of dollars 1964- movie not only breathed a new life into the dying genre of Westerns but it also went on to create a new sub-genre called Spaghetti Westerns. It also turned Clint Eastwood’s fledgling career on its head and made this Holly...
  • Stanley Kubrick’s 1964- masterpiece Dr.Straagelove shares quite a few similarities with Charlie Chaplin’s 1939- classic Great Dictator. Both films were not only fine comedies but under that comic garb they highlighted the burning sociopolitical i...
  • Come September has provided enough ‘inspiration’ for Bollywood. To add to the historic details, it was the first movie to be shown in the trans-continental flights....
  • When her trained dance steps in a Telugu movie caught master film-maker Guru Dutt’s attention, Waheeda Rehman was just thirteen. Guru Dutt brought her to Mumbai and gave her the first break in CID. From then onwards, for almost a decade Waheeda bec...
  • Sadhana was an actress who had it all – looks, acting talent and luck. Not only did she leave the legacy of her hair style- (The famous ‘Sadhana cut’!); but she also starred in some of the memorable films of sixties. For an actress who had such...
  • Behind-the-scenes drama preceded the on-screen drama when Warner Brothers decided to go for the movie- adaptation of Alan Jay Lerners musical My Fair Lady which in turn was adapted from George Bernard Shaws play Pygmalion....
  • A delightful musical about the transformation of a carefree young girl who tries to be a nun but instead turns into a nanny...
  • The best thing about watching the special edition Pink Panther DVD- series is that one gets to witness the total gradual evolution of Hollywoods one of the most famous comic characters ever....

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