I imagine that any reader, driven to alight upon this far-flung blog by the trade winds of a temperate internet, will bear along with them the currency of a curious mind. Do not presume my meager knowledge the font of many answers–unless your question happens to be “In which film does Rekha play the sousaphone?” That would be Pyar Ki Jeet (1987).

Thoughts on Hindi pop cinema, mostly 1960s-1980s. My summaries typically cover the plot up till interval; major spoilers from after that point are marked using the clever phrase “SPOILER.” I am primarily a subtitle-reader. The avatar image is Laxmi Chhaya dancing in “Apni Prem Kahaniyaan” from Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971).