17 December 2017

Everything I Watched in 2017

Feature Films/Documentaries:

January '17

1Hunt for the Wilderpeople***1/22016Taika Waititi
2Eraserhead****1977David Lynch
3Anomalisa****2015Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
4Blade Runner***1982Ridley Scott
5The Witch***2015Robert Eggers
6A Monster Calls***2016J. A. Bayona
7Agraharathil Kazhutai***1977John Abraham
8OK Jaanu***2017Shaad Ali
9Haraamkhor***2017Shlok Sharma
10Dr. No**1/21962Terence Young
11The Darjeeling Limited***2007Wes Anderson
12Mrs. Doubtfire**1993Chris Columbus
13Revolutionary Road***1/22008Sam Mendes
14Sing Street***2016John Carney
15Kalifornia***1/21993Dominic Sena
16Perfume: The Story of a Murderer***1/22006Tom Tykwer
17Thithi****2016Raam Reddy
18Raees*1/22017Rahul Dholakia
19Duel***1971Steven Spielberg
20Kaabil**2017Sanjay Gupta
21The BFG**2016Steven Spielberg
22The Light Between Oceans***2016Derek Cianfrance

15 December 2017

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14 December 2017

Everything I Read in 2017

(in alphabetical order)

English
  1. An Ordinary Life: A Memoir (Nawazuddin Siddiqui/Rituparna Chatterjee)
  2. An Unsuitable Boy (Karan Johar/Poonam Saxena)
  3. Delhi: A Novel (Khushwant Singh)
  4. Don't Disturb the Dead: The Story of the Ramsay Brothers (Shamya Dasgupta)
  5. Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up (Rana Ayyub)
  6. Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star (Aseem Chhabra)
  7. Khullam Khulla: Rishi Kapoor Uncensored (Rishi Kapoor/Meena Iyer)
  8. Malgudi Days (R. K. Narayan)
  9. My Years With Apu: A Memoir (Satyajit Ray)
  10. One Indian Girl (Chetan Bhagat)
  11. Scion of Ikshvaku (Amish)
  12. Sita - Warrior of Mithila (Amish)
  13. The Company of Women (Khushwant Singh)
  14. The Night Train at Deoli and Other Stories (Ruskin Bond)
  15. The Sunset Club (Khushwant Singh)
  16. Train to Pakistan (Khushwant Singh)
  17. Truth, Love and a Little Malice (Khushwant Singh)
  18. Untouchable (Mulkraj Anand)
Hindi
  1. Aadmi Ka Zeher (Sri Lal Shukla)
  2. Adha Gaon (Rahi Masoom Raza)*
  3. Ai Ladki (Krishna Sobti)
  4. Baramasi (Gyan Chaturvedi)
  5. Haar Jeet (Surendra Mohan Pathak)
  6. Heera Pheri (Surendra Mohan Pathak)
  7. Karmyoddha (Surendra Mohan Pathak)
  8. Kitne Pakistan (Kamleshwar)
  9. Manto Ek Badnam Lekhak (Vinod Bhatt)
  10. Mitro Marjani (Krishna Sobti)
  11. Palatwar (Surendra Mohan Pathak)
  12. Tedhi Lakeer (Ismat Chughtai)*
  13. Zameer Ka Qaidi (Surendra Mohan Pathak)

14 September 2017

Directors who remade their own films in Hindi

(in alphabetical order)

A. Bhimsingh

-Pasamalar (1961; Tamil) / Rakhi (1962)
-Bhaaga Pirivinai (1959; Tamil) / Khandan (1965)    
-Padikkadha Medhai (1960; Tamil) / Meharbaan (1967)
-Santhi (1965; Tamil) / Gauri (1968)

A. R. Kardar 

-Dillagi (1949) / Dil Diya Dard Liya (1966) [Based on Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte]

A. R. Murugadoss

-Gajini (2005; Tamil) / Ghajini (2008)
-Thuppakki (2012; Tamil) / Holiday (2014)

A. Subba Rao

-Mooga Manasulu (1964; Telugu) / Milan (1967)
-Poola Rangadu (1967; Telugu) / Jeet (1972)

Agathian

-Kadhal Kottai (1996; Tamil) / Sirf Tum (1999)
-Gokulathil Seethai (1996; Tamil) / Hum Ho Gaye Aapke (2001)

Asit Sen

-Uttar Falguni (1963; Bengali) / Mamta (1966) [Based on Uttar Falguni by Nihar Ranjan Gupta]
-Deep Jwele Jaai (1959; Bengali) / Khamoshi (1969) [Based on Nurse Mitra by Ashutosh Mukherjee]
-Chalachal (1956; Bengali) / Safar (1970) [Based on Chalachal by Ashutosh Mukherjee]

B. R. Chopra 

-Afsana (1951) / Dastaan (1972)

Balu Mahendra

-Moondram Pirai (1982; Tamil) / Sadma (1983)
-Kokila (1977; Kannada) / Aur Ek Prem Kahani (1996)

C. V. Sridhar

-Kalyana Parisu (1959; Tamil) / Nazrana (1961)
-Nenjil Or Aalayam (1962; Tamil) / Dil Ek Mandir (1963)
-Kadhalikka Neramillai (1964; Tamil) / Pyar Kiye Jaa (1966)
-Sivandha Mann (1969; Tamil) / Dharti (1970)
-Ilamai Oonjal Adukirathu (1978; Tamil) / Dil-E-Nadaan (1982)

Chetan Anand

-Afsar (1950) / Saheb Bahadur (1977) [Based on The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol]

Dasari Narayana Rao

-Swargam Narakam (1975; Telugu) / Swarg Narak (1978)
-Katakataala Rudraiah (1978; Telugu) / Jyoti Bane Jwala (1980)
-Yedanthasthula Meda (1980; Telugu) / Pyaasa Sawan (1981)
-Gorintaku (1979; Telugu) / Mehndi Rang Layegi (1982)
-Premabhishekam (1981; Telugu) / Prem Tapasya (1983)
-Srivari Muchatlu (1981; Telugu) / Asha Jyoti (1984)
-MLA Yedukondalu (1983; Telugu) / Aaj Ka MLA Ram Avtar (1984)
-Bobbili Puli (1982; Telugu) / Zakhmi Sher (1984)
-Sardar Papa Rayudu (1980; Telugu) / Sarfarosh (1985)
-Surigadu (1992; Telugu) / Santaan (1993)

Debaki Bose

-Kavi (1949; Bengali) / Kavi (1954) [Based on Kavi by Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay]

Gautham Vasudev Menon

-Minnale (2001; Tamil) / Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
-Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (2010; Tamil) / Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)

I. V. Sasi

-Avalude Ravukal (1978; Malayalam) / Patita (1980)
-Kanamarayathu (1984; Malayalam) / Anokha Rishta (1986)

Joshiy

-Aarambham (1982; Malayalam) / Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984)
-Ithihasam (1981; Malayalam) / Itihaas (1987)
-New Delhi (1987; Malayalam) / New Delhi (1988)

K. Balachander

-Arangetram (1973; Tamil) / Aaina (1977)
-Maro Charitra (1978; Telugu) / Ek Duje Ke Liye (1983)
-Varumaiyin Niram Sivappu (1980; Tamil) / Zara Si Zindagi (1983)
-Apoorva Raagangal (1975; Tamil) / Ek Nai Paheli (1984)

K. Bapaiah

-Soggadu (1976; Telugu) / Dildaar (1977)
-Mundadugu (1983; Telugu) / Maqsad (1984)

K. Bhagyaraj

-Veetla Visheshanga (1994; Tamil) / Mr. Bechara (1996)

K. Raghavendra Rao

-Kondaveeti Simham (1981; Telugu) / Farz aur Kanoon (1982)
-Ooriki Monagadu (1981; Telugu) / Himmatwala (1983)
-Adavi Simhalu (1983; Telugu) / Jaani Dost (1983)
-Justice Chowdary (1982; Telugu) / Justice Chaudhry (1983)
-Shakti (1983; Telugu) / Kaamyab (1984)
-Trishulam (1982; Telugu) / Naya Kadam (1984)
-Devata (1982; Telugu) / Tohfa (1984)
-Bobbili Brahmanna (1984; Telugu) / Dharm Adhikari (1986)

K. S. Adhiyaman

-Thotta Chinungi (1995; Tamil) / Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
-Priyasakhi (2005; Tamil) / Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar (2006)

K. S. Sethumadhavan

-Chattakkari (1974; Malayalam) / Julie (1975)

K. Viswanath

-Siri Siri Muvva (1976; Telugu) / Sargam (1979)
-Subhodayam (1980; Telugu) / Kaamchor (1982)
-Subhalekha (1982; Telugu) / Shubh Kaamna (1983)
-Saptapadi (1981; Telugu) / Jaag Utha Insan (1984)
-Jeevana Jyothi (1975; Telugu) / Sanjog (1985)
-Sankarabharanam (1980; Telugu) / Sur Sangam (1985)

Kashinath

-Aparichita (1978; Kannada) / Be-shaque (1981)
-Anubhava (1984; Kannada) / Anubhav (1986)

Kidar Sharma

-Chitralekha (1941/1964) [Based on Chitralekha by Bhagwati Charan Verma]

Krishna

-Simhasanam (1986; Telugu) / Singhasan (1986)

Krishna Vamsi

-Antahpuram (1998; Telugu) / Shakthi: The Power (2002)

Krishnan-Panju

-Kula Deivam (1956; Tamil) / Bhabhi (1957)
-Deivapiravi (1960; Tamil) / Bindya (1960)
-Annai (1962; Tamil) / Laadla (1966)
-Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum (1965; Tamil) / Do Kaliyaan (1967)
-Server Sundaram (1964; Tamil) / Main Sunder Hoon (1971)

L. V. Prasad

-Missamma (1955; Telugu) / Miss Mary (1957)

M. A. Thirumugam

-Komatha En Kulamatha (1973; Tamil) / Gaai Aur Gori (1973)

Mehboob Khan

-Aurat (1940) / Mother India (1957)

N. Maharajan

-Vallarasu (2000; Tamil) / Indian (2002)

Nanabhai Bhatt

-Mr. X (1957) / Adhi Raat Ke Baad (1965)

P. Bharathiraja

-16 Vayathinile (1977; Tamil) / Solva Sawan (1979)
-Sigappu Rojakkal (1978; Tamil) / Red Rose (1980)
-Alaigal Oyivathillai (1981; Tamil) / Lovers (1983)
-Kizhakke Pogum Rail (1978; Tamil) / Saveray Wali Gaadi (1986)

P. C. Barua

-Devdas (1935; Bengali) / Devdas (1936)

Priyadarshan

-Kilukkam (1991; Malayalam) / Muskurahat (1992)
-Thenmavin Kombath (1994; Malayalam) / Saat Rang Ke Sapne (1998)
-Poochakkoru Mookkuthi (1984; Malayalam) / Hungama (2003)
-Boeing Boeing (1985; Malayalam) / Garam Masala (2005)
-Thalavattam  (1986; Malayalam) / Kyon Ki (2005)
-Vettam (2004; Malayalam) / De Dana Dan (2009)
-Vellanakalude Nadu (1988; Malayalam) / Khatta Meetha (2010)

Puri Jagannadh

-Badri (2000; Telugu) / Shart: The Challenge (2004)

Puttanna Kanagal

-Naagarahaavu (1973; Kannada) / Zehreela Insaan (1974) [Based on T. R. Subba Rao's novels Nagarahavu, Ondu Gandu Eradu Hennu and Sarpa Mathsara]

R S Prasanna

-Kalyana Samayal Saadham (2013; Tamil) / Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017)

Ram Gopal Varma

-Siva (1989; Telugu) / Shiva (1990)
-Kshana Kshanam (1991; Telugu) / Daud (1997)

S. J. Surya

-Kushi (2001; Tamil) / Khushi (2003)

S. S. Vasan

-Vanjikottai Valiban (1958; Tamil) / Raj Tilak (1958) [Based on The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas]

Satish Rajwade

-Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai (2011; Marathi) / Mumbai Delhi Mumbai (2014)

Satyen Bose

-Paribartan (1949; Bengali) / Jagriti (1954)

Shankar

-Mudhalvan (1999; Tamil) / Nayak: The Real Hero (2000)

Siddique

-Bodyguard (2010; Malayalam) / Bodyguard (2011)

Sohrab Modi

-Jailor (1938/1958)

Srijit Mukherji

-Rajkahini (2015; Bengali) / Begum Jaan (2017)

Susi Ganeshan

-Thiruttu Payale (2006; Tamil) / Shortcut Romeo (2013)

T. Rama Rao

-Yamagola (1977; Telugu) / Lok Parlok (1979)
-Aalu Magalu (1977; Telugu) / Judaai (1980)

Tapan Sinha

-Khoniker Atithi (1959; Bengali) / Zindagi Zindagi (1972)
-Sagina Mahto (1970; Bengali) / Sagina (1974)

Tapi Chanakya

-Ramudu Bheemudu (1964; Telugu) / Ram Aur Shyam (1967)

Tarun Majumdar
-Palatak (1963; Bengali) / Rahgir (1969)
-Balika Badhu (1967; Bengali) / Balika Badhu (1976) [Based on Balika Badhu by Bimal Kar]

Teja

-Nuvvu Nenu (2001; Telugu) / Yeh Dil (2003)

V. Shantaram

-Shakuntala (1943) / Stree (1961) [Based on Abhijñānaśākuntalam by Kalidasa]

Vikram Bhatt

-Inteha (2003) / Aetbaar (2004) [Both were inspired by the 1996 film Fear]


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Multilingual Films

13 August 2017

My favourite Hindi films from every year since independence

1948Aag (Raj Kapoor)
1949Andaz (Mehboob)
1950Mashal (Nitin Bose)
1951Awara (Raj Kapoor)
1952Aan (Mehboob)
1953Do Bigha Zamin (Bimal Roy)
1954Boot Polish (Prakash Arora)
1955Shree 420 (Raj Kapoor)
1956Jagte Raho (Amit Maitra, Sombhu Mitra)
1957Pyaasa (Guru Dutt)
1958Madhumati (Bimal Roy)
1959Kaagaz Ke Phool (Guru Dutt)


1960 Mughal-E-Azam (K. Asif)
1961 Hum Dono (Amarjeet)
1962 Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (Abrar Alvi)
1963 Bandini (Bimal Roy)
1964 Sangam (Raj Kapoor)
1965 Guide (Vijay Anand)
1966 Teesri Kasam (Basu Bhattacharya)
1967 Jewel Thief (Vijay Anand)
1968 Padosan (Jyoti Swaroop)
1969 Bhuvan Shome (Mrinal Sen)


1970 Anand (Hrishikesh Mukherjee)
1971 Anubhav (Basu Bhattacharya)
1972 Amar Prem (Shakti Samanta)
1973 Abhiman (Hrishikesh Mukherjee)
1974 Garm Hava (M. S. Sathyu)
1975 Sholay (Ramesh Sippy)
1976 Chhoti Si Baat (Basu Chatterjee)
1977 Shatranj Ke Khilari (Satyajit Ray)
1978 Satyam Shivam Sundaram (Raj Kapoor)
1979 Junoon (Shyam Benegal)
1980 Aakrosh (Govind Nihalani)


1981 Chasme Buddoor (Sai Paranjpye)
1982 Shakti (Ramesh Sippy)
1983 Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Kundan Shah)
1984 Saaransh (Mahesh Bhatt)
1985 Ram Teri Ganga Maili (Raj Kapoor)
1986 Ek Ruka Hua Faisla (Basu Chatterjee)
1987 Mr. India (Shekhar Kapur)
1988 Salaam Bombay (Mira Nair)
1989 Parinda (Vidhu Vinod Chopra)
1990 Agneepath (Mukul S. Anand)
1991 Dil Hai Ke Maanta Nahin (Mahesh Bhatt)
1992 Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (Mansoor Khan)
1993 Baazigar (Abbas-Mustan)
1994 Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (Kundan Shah)


1995 Rangeela (Ram Gopal Varma)
1996 Bandit Queen (Shekhar Kapur)
1997 Virasat (Priyadarshan)
1998 Satya (Ram Gopal Varma)
1999 Sarfarosh (John Matthew Matthan)
2000 Hera Pheri (Priyadarshan)
2001 Lagaan (Ashutosh Gowariker)
2002 Company (Ram Gopal Varma)
2003 Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (Rajkumar Hirani)
2004 Swades (Ashutosh Gowariker)
2005 Black (Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
2006 Rang De Basanti (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra)
2007 Taare Zameen Par (Aamir Khan)
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (Dibakar Banerjee)
2009 3 Idiots (Rajkumar Hirani)
2010 Udaan (Vikramaditya Motwane)


2011 Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Zoya Akhtar)
2012 Gangs of Wasseypur (Anurag Kashyap)
2013 The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra)
2014 Ugly (Anurag Kashyap)
2015 Masaan (Neeraj Ghaywan)


2016 Dangal (Nitesh Tiwari)
2017 Trapped (Vikramaditya Motwane)