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Tuesday At The Movies: Kissi Se Na Kehna & Nauker

April was a month of movies. I watched quite a few and am hopefully on target for my 100 movies this year challenge. I also managed to watch a fair number of old hindi movies.

Actually 9 out of 10 movies I watched were Hindi and 2 were really old. The other stand-out thing was YouTube Movies. Except for Lucy, I watched all the other movies on YouTube and for free!

Here’s two movies I watched in the last four weeks –

Kissi se na kehna


Rating: ***/5 – Could Watch
Release: 1983
Language: Hindi
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Actors: Utpal Dutt, Saeed Jaffrey, Farooq Shaikh, and Deven Verma
Music: Bappi Lahiri
Cinematography: Jaywant Pathare
Editing: Khan Zaman Khan



A cast of comedians like Utpal Dutt, Saeed Jaffrey, Farooq Shaikh, and Deven Verma you can’t go to wrong in the laughter department. This is a movie about one lie and then the many lies told to cover the first lie.
Nothing spectacular and in today’s time it may seem a little slow both in story and humour. But back in those time this would have been a fun movie.





Rating: ****/5 – Could Watch
Release: December 7, 1979 (India)
Language: Hindi
Director: Ismail Memon
Actors: Sanjeev Kumar, Jaya Bhaduri, Yogeeta Bali, Mehmood, Lalita Pawar
Music: R. D. Burman




A story about disguises and deception. Amar a widower switches roles with his ManFriday and goes to find a mother for his child. The family he is staying with has a maid, Geeta. Amar finds himself being drawn to Geeta.
Geeta reminded me of Cinderella, the sister who is treated as a pariah but is the most good-natured and beautiful of the sisters.
Of all the songs my favourite was the lullaby – Chandni Re Jhoom.
This movie is a simple entertainer.

I’ve got a 8 more to go and I’ll share them over the next few weeks.

I’m always on the lookout for must watch old Hindi movies, which ones would you recommend?

P.S. Today is Day 1 of the 30 Day Blogging Challenge.

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