Cinema as it used to be

This is a list of the last few reviews on my blog on classic cinema, called ‘Dusted Off’. Read more on the blog itself.

  • Johny Mera Naam (1970) - One day in August, I checked my blog roll and discovered that not one, but two, of my favourite bloggers had posted reviews of films based (even if only in spirit) on The Arabian Nights. Anu had reviewed Ali Baba … Continue reading
  • The Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-e-Khanan - [A quick word for Dusted Off regulars, in case you haven’t noticed the non-cinema related posts that have recently appeared on my home page: this is part of the process of combining Dusted Off with my other writing. I’d gotten … Continue reading
  • Bahu Begum (1967) - …which could probably have been more appropriately titled How to Jump to Conclusions and Mess up Lives. Or Never Trust a Sinister Mamu. This is one Muslim social – a genre I have long admitted to being very fond of … Continue reading
  • Sagarika (1956) - Every now and then, when I’ve reviewed a Hindi film (Mamta, Sahib Bibi aur Ghulam, Kabuliwaalah, Khamoshi) or even mentioned one (Devdas, Chori Chori), someone or the other has popped up and either informed me (or reminded me) that this … Continue reading

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