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<b>RAMU KAKA | </b><br><br>He is the fiercely loyal retainer, but more an Alfred to Batman than a mere butler. It was his job to tick off the maalikfor drinking too much, hanging out with scheming women, disrespecting his parents and so on. He was defined by the gamcha, a gaunt frame and hands forever ready to come together as he said in film after film:"Muaf karma maalik par..."

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June 2, 2012


RAMU KAKA |

He is the fiercely loyal retainer, but more an Alfred to Batman than a mere butler. It was his job to tick off the maalikfor drinking too much, hanging out with scheming women, disrespecting his parents and so on. He was defined by the gamcha, a gaunt frame and hands forever ready to come together as he said in film after film:"Muaf karma maalik par..."

<b>THE SAKHI | </b><br><br>She was the giggly pal, at hand to share the heroine's hysterics, go cycling with her, set up the secret rendevouz for her. Some actresses were so good at this role that they never graduated to playing heroines except Mumtaz. Shubha Khote, Meenu Mumtaz, Ameeta, Farida Jalal, Shyama, Nazima were some staple side-kicks

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June 2, 2012


THE SAKHI |

She was the giggly pal, at hand to share the heroine's hysterics, go cycling with her, set up the secret rendevouz for her. Some actresses were so good at this role that they never graduated to playing heroines except Mumtaz. Shubha Khote, Meenu Mumtaz, Ameeta, Farida Jalal, Shyama, Nazima were some staple side-kicks

THE SAAS | Lalita Pawar and Shashikala made their careers playing nasty mothers-in-law. Aruna Irani took a stab at it in Beta. The role was well formatted: you had to narrow your eyes a lot, give your daughter in law a lot of grief, and say kalmoohi quite often. This lot went out with the weepy heroine and the complicated family plots

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June 2, 2012


THE SAAS | Lalita Pawar and Shashikala made their careers playing nasty mothers-in-law. Aruna Irani took a stab at it in Beta. The role was well formatted: you had to narrow your eyes a lot, give your daughter in law a lot of grief, and say kalmoohi quite often. This lot went out with the weepy heroine and the complicated family plots

<b>THE COMEDIAN | </b><br><br>Some of the best actors today excel in comedy so where is the need for a comedian? Think Manu Rishi, Annu Kapoor, Rajendra Sethi, Dolly Ahluwalia and countless others. Of course they are funny but they do much more than just break the monotony of a heavy storyline. Even Johnny Lever appears to have disappeared. Is there place for a Mahmood or Rajinder Nath in films today? Unlikely

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June 2, 2012


THE COMEDIAN |

Some of the best actors today excel in comedy so where is the need for a comedian? Think Manu Rishi, Annu Kapoor, Rajendra Sethi, Dolly Ahluwalia and countless others. Of course they are funny but they do much more than just break the monotony of a heavy storyline. Even Johnny Lever appears to have disappeared. Is there place for a Mahmood or Rajinder Nath in films today? Unlikely

<b>THE VAMP | </b><br><br>So what was the last time you felt really furious with an evil female character, the villain's handmaiden? Today you don't have to be 'bad' to lust after the hero, look or act sexy, or do a cabaret. The heroines are doing all that and more very well. Sonia Sahni, Aruna Irani, Helen, Bindu, Nadira and Co are unlikely to make a career in today's Bollywood

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June 2, 2012


THE VAMP |

So what was the last time you felt really furious with an evil female character, the villain's handmaiden? Today you don't have to be 'bad' to lust after the hero, look or act sexy, or do a cabaret. The heroines are doing all that and more very well. Sonia Sahni, Aruna Irani, Helen, Bindu, Nadira and Co are unlikely to make a career in today's Bollywood

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