Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977)

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

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

PROS –
1) A brilliant black-comedy giving great insight on how easily the British took over the Nawabs engaged in leisure and petty quarrels.
2) Impeccable cast.
3) The English characters portrayed by proper English actors (Richard Attenborough & Tom Alter) 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.

 

CONS –
N/A

 
QUOTE –
“chal mere pyaade, bismillah”

Sarkar Raj (2008)

Sarkar Raj

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) Amitabh Bachchan as Subhash Nagre again gave a stellar performance.
2) Dilip Prabhavalkar as Rao Saab. The “Don Altobello” twist was unexpected
3) Full of quotable one-liners
4) The final confrontation between Rao and Sarkar – There is a reason why RGV is the king of Bombay-noir.

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
“jaan lena jurm hai … sahi samay pe jaan lena … raajneeti”