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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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Amar, Akbar, Anthony, 1977

Directed by Manmohan Desai First, what you must know is that this is a very enjoyable movie. Hollywood movies rarely get to have as much fun anymore (without just being plain dumb or using the same old stories over and … Continue reading

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Deewar, 1975

Directed by Yash Chopra This film is remark-able for several reasons. First, it is a classic example of three genres: the Angry Young Man (portrayed, of course and as usual, by Amitabh Bachchan), family separation (a way for filmmakers to … Continue reading

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Kabhi Kabhie, 1976

Directed by Yash Chopra The second movie I saw Rishi Kapoor in, after Bobby, was Amar, Akbar, Anthony, and it was one of those rare surprises when you realize an actor wasn’t just being himself in his first movie. Rishi … Continue reading

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