Dhoomketu (1985)

Dhoomketu- “The Comet”: "Dhoomketu" is based on a story “The Comet” by Dr. Jayant Narlikar. It was in our coursebook too. So, there was an interest in finding out how it was adapted. The interest was frankly due to the fact that I had found that chapter a little dull. The adaptation … Continue reading

Anokha Aspatal (1989)

Anokha Aspatal- The Unusual Hospital Shammi or Shammi Aunty, as she was credited in many Doordarshan serials, is among my favourite actors. The characters she portrayed, whether good or bad, were often depicted as bubbly and talkative. It was therefore a surprise to find her in a serious role. … Continue reading

Katt Katt Kad Kaddu (2000)

Katt Kat Kad Kaddu: Bonding Over Morse: Morse code must be pretty much forgotten these days, at least in common knowledge. Telegram service has stopped, its use being over much earlier. As a matter of fact, I have never seen or sent a telegram. My memory of Morse Code is linked with a chapter on … Continue reading

Yeh Hai Chakkad Bakkad Bumbe Bo

Yeh Hai Chakkad Bakkad Bumbe Bo (2003): Doesn’t that look like “The Famous Five”. Few cousins on a holiday, a tomboy, a dog, a mystery. That usually are the ingredients of any “Famous Five”  story, right. Well, it could or could not have been inspired by the famous “Famous Five”. … Continue reading

Lilkee (2005)

Lilkee- Simple & Heart-warming: That’s how one can describe the CFSI movie Lilkee (2005). A simple movie full of positivity, and no heavy-handed preaching. Essentially, it’s true that all children’s movies can usually be described as “simple”. But I cannot say how, but the word … Continue reading