‘APRIL FOOL’ was among the top ten (# 9) grossing films at the Indian Box Office in 1964

by Venkata Raman G 9 hrs · Hyderabad Cinema of the Week: APRIL FOOL (1964) “APRIL FOOL” (1964) is Produced and Directed by Subodh Mukherji who earlier Directed “Love Marriage” (1959) & “Junglee” (1961) with SJ as Music Directors. The movie has Biswajeet, Saira Bano, Jayant, Sajjan, Nazima, Rajen Haksar, Sulochana, I. S. Johar, Chand Usmani etc. in it. Subodh Mukherji was a devotee of the school of movie-making that believed that films were all about great storytelling. In the first two decades of his career from the Mid 1950s he had a high success percentage, but like so many … Continue reading ‘APRIL FOOL’ was among the top ten (# 9) grossing films at the Indian Box Office in 1964

APNE HUYE PARAYE: 1964 a different approach to review

 by Dharma Kirthi APNE HUYE PARAYE: 1964 Produced and Directed by: Ajit Chakravarti This movie was made to encash the popularity of Manoj Kumar-Mala Sinha and Shashikala combo of Hariyali aur Raasta..and with the same music composer..SJ. Filmmaker Ajit Chakravarti, tried every bit to recreate the magic of Hariyali aur Raasta..but failed miserably. The story is very flimsy, and the plot wafer thin, and screenplay very superficial. Here is synposis of the movie….. Rekha (Mala Sinha) lives a middle-class lifestyle with her widowed mom. When she is five, her mom’s friend, Nalini, passes away, compelling 5 year old Lata (Shashi … Continue reading APNE HUYE PARAYE: 1964 a different approach to review

Revisiting APNE HUEY PARAYE (1964)

   Venkata Raman G 13 hrs · Hyderabad Cinema of the Week: APNE HUEY PARAYE (1964) “APNE HUYE PARAYE”(1964) is Produced and Directed by Ajit Chakraborty for Mars and Movies. The Movie has Mala Sinha, Manoj Kumar, Shashikala, Aagha, Lalita Pawar, Ifthekhar, Dulari, Sundar, Chand Burque, etc in it. Childhood sweethearts get separated as one family moves out of town. After growing up, they meet again, fall in love, marriage is almost within planning distance, when fate changes everything and the man is forced to marry a friend of his beloved. The lady is left alone, with financial problems. She … Continue reading Revisiting APNE HUEY PARAYE (1964)

When a womanizer is rejected by his own wife on the ground of morality…..

Venkata Raman G Hyderabad Cinema of the Week: HAMRAAHI (1963) “HAMRAAHI” is a Prasad Production movie. It is directed by T Prakash Rao, who also directed ‘College Girl’(1960), ‘Sasural’ (1961), ‘Suraj (1966), ‘Duniya’ (1968) & ‘Rivaaj’(1972) all with SJ. The Movie has Rajendra Kumar, Jamuna, Shashikala, Lalita Pawar, Mehmood, Shobha Khote, Nazir Hussain, Aagha, Rajendranath, O. P. Ralhan, Dhumal, Indira Billi etc. in it. It is a Remake of a National Award Winning Telugu Movie “Bharyya Bhartalu” (1960) Directed by K P Atma & Produced by L V Prasad, starring Akkineni Nageshwar Rao, Krishna Kumari & Girija. When a womanizer … Continue reading When a womanizer is rejected by his own wife on the ground of morality…..