20 January, 2017

Erste Liebe (1970)

AKA:
First Love

Synopsis:
Based on Ivan Turgeyev's novella, Erste Liebe is about two young lovers in czarist Russia. One is a 21-year-old woman, the other a young man of sixteen. Things take a tragic turn as the girl (Dominique Sanda as Sanaida) falls in love with the boy's father (Maximilian Schell). This film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970's Academy Awards.

Starring:
John Moulder-Brown
Dominique Sanda
Maximilian Schell

Director: Maximilian Schell

13 January, 2017

La sorella di Ursula (1978)

AKA: The Sister of Ursula

Synopsis:
While searching for their estranged mother, two beautiful sisters, Dagmar and Ursula, arrive at a luxurious seaside hotel. At the same time, a mysterious killer starts murdering promiscuous women in the area.

Starring:
Barbara Magnolfi
Stefania D'Amario
Anna Zinnemann

Director: Enzo Milioni

12 January, 2017

Höhenfeuer (1985)

AKA:
Alpine Fire

Synopsis:
A year on an Alpine farm: an older couple have two children, Belli, who wanted to be a teacher, and the younger Franzi, deaf, and although he works like a man, child-like. Belli teaches him. In his work, he can become frustrated, so when he throws an expensive mower over a cliff in a fit of pique, his father banishes him to the outskirts of the farm, where he uses pubescent energy to break rocks and build walls and cairns. (It's the tradition of the father's family, called "The Irascibles" by neighbors, to spend puberty doing this.) Belli visits him and they begin sleeping together. By winter, the boy is back in the house and Belli is pregnant. Soon her parents must know.

Starring:
Thomas Nock
Johanna Lier
Dorothea Moritz

Director: Fredi M. Murer

31 December, 2016

The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)

Synopsis:
John Truscott goes to Borneo to work with the Iban. He reports to Henry Bullard, who gives him a "sleeping dictionary"--one of the locals who teaches him the local language and culture. And who he gives John is Selima. And while teaching him, John finds himself attracted to her. And we says it's not allowed, both the locals and Bullard forbid him to be in a relationship with Selima. But he defies them which has dire consequences.

Starring:
Jessica Alba
Brenda Blethyn
Hugh Dancy

Director: Guy Jenkin

27 December, 2016

Waaris (1988)

Synopsis:
Multi-millionaire widower Kishan Singh prepare a will which states that his ancestral property is equally divided among his two sons, Gajjan and Dulla while the son of Gajjan, Shravan shall inherit the farm land. Enraged at not willing anything to his three sons, Thade, Dara and Chhote, Dulla confronts his father which leads to an argument leading to violence and Kishan is killed in the process. Dulla is then apprehended by the police and is jailed leaving his sons to be raised by Gajjan. Years later Shravan meets with a poor young woman, Paramjit alias Paro and both fall in love leading to marriage. Eventually Dulla's sentenced gets completed and he joins the family once again; shortly after he schemes with goons and have Shravan killed. With no one to claim their rights on Shravan's land this leaves the way clear for Dulla and his three sons to take control of this land but Paro will not permit this to happen and the only way she can prevent this is by giving birth to a heir so she confronts Gajjan to re-marry her younger sister, Shibo but there is a short-coming involved as Shibo is in love with a young man, Bhinder and wants to marry only him.

Starring:
Smita Patil
Amrita Singh
Raj Babbar

Director: Ravindra Peepat

Rang Rasiya (2008)

Synopsis:
Inspired by the real life of Raja Ravi Varma, a young Raja Ravi Verma looking for an inspiration for a painting. He meets a girl and starts the painting. His first two paintings of Lakshmi and Saraswati are praised but after the woman starts feeling love for him, she seduces him. He then starts a relationship with her, which destroys his inspiration, and he starts painting inappropriate images, which brings anger in people.

Starring:
Randeep Hooda
Nandana Sen
Paresh Rawal

Director: Ketan Mehta

Ranbanka (2015)

AKA: Warrior

Synopsis:
Rahul, an engineer, tries his best to protect his wife from a goon feared by all. The goon wants to marry Rahul's wife at any cost, and this doesn't bother him whether she is already married or she has a son. In the process, Rahul tries to take help from the law, but all efforts go awry, and the tables turn on him. When finally everything goes against him and his wife, he turns into an angry man, who is on a rampage to protect his wife by all means, even if it means killing the goon, and giving him the worst death he can ever wish for.

Starring:
Manish Paul
Ravi Kishan
Pooja Thakur

Director: Aryeman Ramsay

Lekin... (1990)

Synopsis:
Samir Niyogi lives in India and is assigned by the Government to travel to Rajasthan, evaluate a princely castle that once belonged to Raja Param Singh, take stock of all items, the condition of the building, and report back to the Government. Enroute to his destination by train, he permits a woman to enter his compartment, goes to sleep, and when he awakens finds her gone. A few days later, when he goes to the castle, he finds the very same woman cooking within the premises. When both enter the castle, he finds himself back in time and witnesses a scene that happened eons ago. When he recovers, he finds himself alone, and locked in. He breaks out and narrates this incident to his friend and local Collector, Shafi and his wife, Sharda. He does meet the woman again in the dead of night, and after showing him the way, she disappears. Then Sharda asks Samir to wear a amulet at all times as it will protect from evil spirits. He does meet the woman again, this time in the middle of the desert, and is not heard of for two days. When Shafi orders the castle to be searched, a dungeon in particular, is where they find Samir in a state of near-death. How did Samir end up in a dungeon that has been sealed for hundreds of years, and what exactly is the mystery behind the woman, who Samir now calls Rewa?

Starring:
Vinod Khanna
Dimple Kapadia
Amjad Khan

Director: Gulzar

Salaakhen (1998)

Synopsis:
When an honest school teacher testifies in a rape case against a prominent businessman's son, he is psychologically tortured and forced to commit suicide. His young son then takes the law into his own hands in order to avenge his father.

Starring:
Sunny Deol
Raveena Tandon
Anupam Kher

Director: Guddu Dhanoa

Rolpa Rog (2016)

Staring:
Sishir Bhandari
Kuldip Adhikari
Janak Gharti Magar
Sushil Pokhrel
Binu Khadka
Ram Babu Aakrosh
Kasmir Rasailey
Mukunda Bhusal
Zohn Yonjan

Director : Dipak Oli

Kahaani 2 (2016)

AKA: Kahani II

Synopsis:
Vidya Sinha and her daughter Mini live peacefully in the sleepy town of Chandan Nagore. Vidya's life revolves around Mini. Her greatest joys are the little things she does with her daughter, like playing little games and going for walks. However, life has other plans: Mini is kidnapped and while trying to locate her daughter, Vidya is in an accident and goes into a coma. As Inspector Inderjeet investigates the hit-and-run case, he discovers that Vidya Sinha may not be all she appears. She has a dark past linking her to Durga Rani Singh - a wanted criminal on the run for kidnapping and murder.

Starring:
Vidya Balan
Arjun Rampal
Jugal Hansraj

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016)

Synopsis:
Vikram Pandit (Arunoday Singh) a student of the Indian Institute of Business becomes the blue-eyed boy of Professor Jamshed Batki (Anupam Kher). Under Batki's influence Vikram starts public discoursing and publishing articles under his own name that are authored by Batki himself. The articles, which deal with the plight of the poor in India, are posted on his Blog as well as Facebook. The story mirrors the agony of the deprived in India. The problem is primeval but the remedy must be contemporary. Vikram offers a modern day solution that can bypass all red tape and political hurdles. Promoting and facilitating an idea where trust deficit can be minimized... How a radical business model can effectively replace stagnant policies... How a collective will and might of monetary resources can fast track results. Gradually as under-layers of the story surface and veils are lifted from the faces of people around him, Vikram realizes what he is up against; he must find a way out of the cesspool he has got himself into, where his own life is at stake now... and everyone around him a suspect.

Starring:
Aanchal Dwivedi
Mahie Gill
Pallavi Joshi

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

War Chhod Na Yaar (2013)

Synopsis:
 It is M*A*S*H comes to India and meets bollywood. A situational/satirical comedy, full of funny dialogues and tries to show a new side of war. Starring Javed Jafferi and Sharman Joshi in what they do best: comedy. Javed Jafferi and Sharman Joshi are having a fun time as army captains of Pakistan and India respectively until someone declares a war. Lets see what happens in this war.

Starring:
Sharman Joshi
Soha Ali Khan
Javed Jaffrey

Director: Faraz Haider

26 December, 2016

Well Done Abba! (2009)

Synopsis:
This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is delayed and returns to work after three months, his employer threatens to sack him. But he is persuaded to listen to the reason for Armaan Ali's delay. The story he relates is delightful, hilarious -- and poignant.

Starring:
Boman Irani
Minissha Lamba
Sammir Dattani

Director: Shyam Benegal

Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene (2015)

Synopsis:
A mysterious sum of money is credited into Prithvi Khurrana, a commoner's bank account. It is allegedly done by a top notorious don.This forms the crux of the film leading to subsequent comical situations.

Starring:
Talia Bentson
Tina Desai
Zayed Khan

Director: Gurmmeet Singh