Archive for the ‘Ashok Kumar’ Category

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There are certain films that you enjoy watching because of its rootedness, fine performances, social commentary, lovely songs and a light-hearted treatment while addressing issues of national concern. Inter-community marriages, the urgency of providing medical care in the villages, the need to adapt to changing social values have been woven into the storyline of ANAND ASHRAM.

The brilliance of Ashok Kumar as the patriarch, the chemistry of Uttam Kumar and

Sharmila Tagore, the able support by the supporting cast like Utpal Dutt, Moushumi Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan and a memorable role for Asit Sen as a caretaker instrumental in raising the children of the orthodox family of Ashok Kumar are the highlights of this watchable film. The film was directed by Shakti Samanta.

Rating: 3.7 out of 5

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Ashirwad is one of those rare gems from a gifted filmmaker, the late Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Dadamoni Ashok Kumar carries the whole film on his

shoulder. A few haunting melodies have been used in unfolding a touching, melodramatic story. The film is a must watch, just to witness the amazing prowess of a gifted actor from the natural school of acting. Able support is rendered by Sanjeev Kumar, Sumita Sanyal and others.

Rating: 4 out of 5