Parwana 1971 starring Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh is the bad guy in this love triangle gone deadly bad


It may seem strange for someone aiming to be hero of Bollywood movies to play a baddie so early in his career – this was only the fourth film starring Amitabh Bachchan to be released (June 1971).

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Anand 1971 – Amitabh Bachchan & Rajesh Khanna

Now I know those names should be the other way around, but this is the second in my series of reviews of Big B’s old movies, so AB before RK it is

Anand 1971

Amitabh’s second outing (for his first movie click here) on the big screen and he bagged two awards out of two already – this time for best supporting actor in the Filmfare Awards for the movie Anand (released March 1971). Watch it here!

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Amitabh’s debut as one of ‘Saat Hindustani’

My look back at Amitabh Bachchan’s debut film from 48 years ago.

I don’t watch much Bollywood these days, but in the 80s, I was a huge fan of Big B, as India’s biggest movie star, Amitabh Bachchan, is often called.

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Piss off 2016. You sucked balls.

Oh. My. God. What an effed-up year this has been. Goodbye and good riddance. #FU2016 as John Oliver said. He was right, this year was a bad vintage, it drove us stir crazy – just get outta my sight already.


But hang on, dead or alive, we’d better spin round and discuss it a little, or the rest of this page will be entirely blankety blank. Along the way, I’ve got to sneak in some tributes to happenings and people sadly departed this year.

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What an intelligent Superhero movie looks like

2008’s The Dark Knight is the superhero movie we need, not the one we deserve

The Dark Knight

I’ve just been rewatching 2008’s The Dark Knight, the middle one of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy and featuring Heath Ledger as The Joker. And in the context of the last few superhero movies I’ve seen (Suicide Squad, Batman V Superman and yes even Civil War) all crude eye-popping popcorn-fodder, The Dark Knight is Citizen Kane meets The Godfather.

Let me explain.

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