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Hindi Classics To Watch


Recap of Hindi Classics Watched Recently


Mera Saya (1966) – “Inke peeth pe til heh”, says Sadhana in her double role as daaku and wife to the lawyer, Sunil Dutt himself! Thumkofying to ‘Jhumka Gira Re’ and the haunting ‘Mera Saya’, thanks to which as a child I was convinced this was a ghost story Rating: 9/10

Director: Raj Khosla

Starring: Sunil Dutt, Sadhana Shivdasani, Shivraj, K.N. Singh, Anwar Hussain

Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery, International

Watch it on YouTube


Mahal (1969) – Dev Anand fools a slim Asha Parekh first as his boss then as a rich man’s nephew and yet it’s love in the end. Farida Jalal is more than cute as the villi nurse in bold outfits. 

Rating: 7/10

Director: Shankar Mukherjee

Starring: Dev Anand, Asha Parekh, Farida Jalal

Genres: Suspense, Drama, International

Watch it on Amazon Prime Video


Anubhav (1971) – A sensual ‘Mujhe Jaan Na Kaho Meri Jaan’ is taken literally by busy Sanjeev Kumar and he ignores his new bride Tanuja for a good 2½ hours! 

Rating: 5/10

Director: Basu Bhattacharya

Starring:  Sanjeev Kumar, Tanuja, Dinesh Thakur

Genres: Drama, International

Watch it on YouTube


Namak Haram (1973) – Mazdoor and maalik, dost and dost ki maa, patang and shayari, maut and sad songs. All covered by the then superstar Rajesh Khanna and newbie Amitabh Bachchan. Awesome camaraderie and next level friendship this is! 

Rating: 9/10

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha

Genres: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture, Drama, International

Watch it on Amazon Prime


Ajnabee (1974) – It was funny as on YouTube we chose a 10 part movie! In the middle of it YouTube decided to switch movies and station master Rajesh Khanna became a singer for a bit. Zeenat Aman the perfect spoilt rich girl gets passionate to ‘Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein’ then sways on a goods train to ‘Hum Dono Do Premi’ and even quizzes to ‘Ek Ajnabee Haseena Se, Yuun Mulaqat Ho Gayi!’

Rating: 9/10

Director: Shakti Samanta

Starring: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra

Genres: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture, International, Drama

Watch it on Prime Video


Written by: Shyamala Nawab


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