Monthly Archives: September 2009

Sholay, 1975

Directed by Ramesh Sippy Imagine a movie about which we felt in synthesis what we feel separately for Citizen Kane, Star Wars, The Usual Suspects, and The Princess Bride. This movie is, for Indians, Sholay. It is the Bollywood classic, … Continue reading

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Mother India, 1957

Directed, story, and screenplay by Mehboob Khan Mother India was the first (and only one of two) Bollywood movies to be nominated for a Foreign Film Oscar, and it is well-deserving of such. Nargis starred as Radha, the mother of … Continue reading

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“It is the nature of love to create.”

So said Madeleine L’Engle, now gone from this world for two years. Though her last years here were plagued by illness, and she had not written anything recently, her exit from this mortal coil still sent a wave through my … Continue reading

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