Mini-review: Malhar (1951)

Shammi’s pain and suffering (much of it self-inflicted) is nothing compared to sitting through this movie, I can assure you, and that is saying something.

29 Comments to “Mini-review: Malhar (1951)”

  1. (Roshan’s lovely music notwithstanding.)

  2. Ah yes! This movie is as bad as the soundtrack is good!!! I have the vinyl record of this movie. Always wanted to see the movie and was sad to say that I did watch it a few years ago. It wasn’t a pleasent experience.

  3. :) I feel your pain. This was one of the movies I bought because I loved the songs. Oh, the torture!!

  4. “MM video may die because of my suffering” ?? :-)

  5. MM Video want someone to listen to my painful story…because it’s dying of boredom!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Don’t tell anyone, but barring a couple of songs, I’m not too fond of the music either – my love for Roshan notwithstanding. I can only take so many sad, sad songs in one movie…:-(

    • There were a few songs that sort of blended into each other (the weepy ones) but the ones that were good were so good I didn’t care. I really loved the first couple of songs especially.

  7. Wasn’t Malhar produced by Lata? I believe she chose Roshan especially to give that classical touch to the songs.

  8. Oh God, I want to know what happens in this film. How bad is it? *Dulhan* level bad? Nanha Farishta? Badi Behen? Aah? Or does it stand in a league of its own? Some example, a piece of dialogue or screen cap, maybe? Please…

    • Definitely Badi Bahen level, possibly Dulhan. I believe the screencaps I put up there pretty much sum it up! Nothing but woe, pain, suffering, outrageously bad behavior on the part of people who are supposed to “love” each other. UGH.

  9. Watch the clips of the movies treating them as standalone clips and move on.That is what I do all the time.

  10. Please accept my regards for the great job you are doing in bringing out ” little Gems” of Bollywood to light.I have been a regular reader of your blog but however never emerged out of the” shadows” to post a comment. I would also like to know something more about Col Kapoor, the man who introduced ShahRukh Khan to the world

    • I think Col Kapoor is Trilok Kapoor, who was a brother or cousin or something of Prithviraj Kapoor’s. He had a very long career in movies, but I don’t know much more about him than that. And thanks :) Nice to have you out of the shadows!

      • Col Kapoor is not Trilok Kapoor, he is Col Raj Kapoor. He acted in quite a few movies in the 1970s and 1980s. Top of mind is Qurbani: he is the white-bearded man you can first see at around 00:14 in this clip:

        Great site, great work – thank you, and congratulations!

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