Garm Hava (1973)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Balraj Sahni’s screen presence
2) The way it conveys the plight of post-partition Indian Muslims; without any melodrama.
3) Great ensemble-cast
4) Positive Climax
5) Blunt and politically incorrect.

 

Cons –
1) Amina’s sub-plot; Though Balraj Sahni is the central character of this movie, this boring sub-plot ruined almost half screen time of the great actor.

 

Quote –
“Jo Door Se Toofan Ka Karte Hain Nazara
Un Ke Liye Toofaan Yahaan Bhi Hai, Wahaan Bhi
Dhaare Mein Jo Mil Jaaoge, Ban Jaao Ge Dhaara
Hai Waqt Ka Elaan, Yahaan Bhi Hai, Wahaan Bhi”

Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Great insight on how easily the British took over the Nawabs engaged in leisure and petty quarrels.
2) Impeccable cast.
3) English Characters portrayed by English actors speaking English; Unlike any Manoj Kumar movie.
4) Kanha Mein Tose Hari (Choreographed by Birju Maharaj)
5) Opening Credits
6) The analogy of Chess, and the bloodless annexation of Awadh.
7) The subtle comedy

 

CONS –
n/a

 
QUOTE –
“chal mere pyaade, bismillah”