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Sometimes a singer becomes so identified with a particular actor that the songs that he sings for other heroes fade into the background. Thus it is with Mukesh. People tend to remember the songs that he sang for Raj Kapoor but not so much the songs that were picturised on other heroes. Needless to… Continue reading Mukesh Sings for Eleven Heroes
J.P. Dutta’s 1993 movie Kshatriya is set in his favourite desert state of Rajasthan and features the feuding families of Mirtagarh and Surjangarh. Mirtagarh is represented by its Maharaja Bhawani Singh (Sunil Dutt), his wife Maheshwari Devi (Rakhee) and younger brother and ex-Indian Army Major Jaswant Singh (Vinod Khanna). There is also his daughter Divya… Continue reading Kshatriya: Tragedy and Farce
While watching parts of Manmohan Desai’s Parvarish recently, I recalled a film that I had seen way back in Doordarsaurus days in which Shammi and Vinod had played Bhai Bhai. Having heard of how the two actors shared a warm relationship and that Shammi had been a real support to Vinod after the latter’s return… Continue reading Shammi-Vinod: Bhai-Bhai
I wanted to write a well-researched post on the occasion of Hemant Da’s birth anniversary. Unfortunately, too many things are happening today and so this is going to be just about 11 of his songs that I love (and absolutely from the top of my head). Ye Raat Ye Chandni Phir Kahan (Jaal,… Continue reading Remembering Hemant Kumar
In my search for anything and everything related to Vinod Khanna, I came across a mention of a movie called Chowkidar which had for its hero Sanjeev Kumar. Now I’ve watched Vinod act with a lot of actors, right from Som Dutt (does anybody remember him?) to Sanjay Dutt (incidentally, where is he nowadays?) but… Continue reading Kuchh Jaane Ko Tyaar…: Chowkidar (1974)
A. Subba Rao’s 1971 film Rakhwala has two of India’s handsomest and accomplished actors: Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna, a beautiful heroine: Leena Chandravarkar, and an old hand at villainy Madan Puri. It also has a story about past secrets, intrigue, murder, romance, and conflict. Unfortunately, the plotting is so shoddy with such glaring loopholes that… Continue reading When Silence Speaks: Vinod Khanna in Rakhwala
Well, I simply can’t get over Vinod Khanna’s death and have been scouting the net for all things related to him. Finally, have decided to put them at one place. Just click on the links to be taken to that particular post. TRIBUTES: In Tribute: Vinod Khanna (1946-2017) (@ Dusted Off) Vinod Khanna: Masculinity So… Continue reading All Things Vinod