Pikchar With Rita: ‘Andaz’ and Its Take on Modernity in the 1940s

The film invests considerable time on Veena (played by Nargis) spending time with her new friend Dileep (played by Dilip Kumar), getting to know him better, listening to him sing, playing tennis with him, and even gently flirting.  As audiences, we are led to believe that the frisson between them was mutually felt, and perhaps it was.

Pikchar With Rita: Ruminations on Suffering in Hindi Film Songs and Ghazals

Duaaye do mohabbat, hamne mit kar tumko sikhlaa di na jalti shamaa mein to parvaane kahaan jaate (To the lover who has been jilted, the female voice says you need to thank me for teaching you how to love; had flames not annihilated themselves, where would the moths go?Na milta gham to barbadi ke afsaane kahaan jaate, agar duniya chaman hoti to viraane kahaan jaate (If we were not to receive unhappiness what would happen to tales of destruction, had the world been a beautiful garden what would happen to deserted lands).

Jallikattu Official Trailer Directed By Lijo Jose Pellissery

Direction : Lijo Jose Pellissery Producer : O. Thomas Panicker Screenplay : S Hareesh, R Jayakumar DOP : Girish Gangadharan Editor : Deepu Joseph Original Score : Prashanth Pillai Sound Design : Renganath Ravee Executive Producer : Salahudhin Naushad Art Director : Gokul Das Costumes : Mashar Hamsa Makeup : Ronex Xavier Stunts : Supreme […]

Jallikattu Official Teaser Directed By Lijo Jose Pellissery

Direction : Lijo Jose Pellissery Producer : O. Thomas Panicker Screenplay : S Hareesh, R Jayakumar DOP : Girish Gangadharan Editor : Deepu Joseph Original Score : Prashanth Pillai Sound Design : Renganath Ravee Executive Producer : Salahudhin Naushad Art Director : Gokul Das Costumes : Mashar Hamsa Makeup : Ronex Xavier Stunts : Supreme […]

Pokkiri Simon Review: Dull Film That Betrays The Fans Of The Superstar It Pays Tribute To

In case you are wondering if lack of education and employment opportunities are the reasons as to why youngsters subscribe to this fan frenzy, there is a retired ISRO scientist, played by Nedumudi Venu, who has resolved to spend his post-retirement life selling tickets at theatres screening Vijay films and working tirelessly for the superstar’s welfare.  There is a lengthy, romantic dialogue that he mouths on why it’s better to idolise reel heroes than worship a conventional god because the reel hero does everything that a god does, and better, the former is visible and mobile, unlike the stone idols.