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Theatre History: January 2012

The Trouble with Harry (1955)

  Based on the novel by Jack Trevor Story, The Trouble with Harry is a rare test of tension that Hitchcock puts the viewers to through a weirdly smacking mix of death, mystery and humor. It rolls on with an intriguing plot of a dead body of a man called Harry mysteriously…

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

There is no bigger joy than watching movies where things are made the central characters. Herbie, as the name sounds, is one of cutest cars to have graced the silver screen. Sporting great charms with that tricolor overlaid with number 53 running across the hood and blinking oval headlights and swiveling tyres…

Visiting the Queen – 7

When you are all alone in a room, you get this irresistible urge to do a little bit of everything. Sing at a pitch that breaks your voice; do push-ups and give up before a count of five; get philosophical about everything  you see including a smelly water jug; write a…

Visiting the Queen – 6

The lobby looked neat with the reception desk in the left and a waiting area in the right. I showed the online booking slip to a receptionist, who started asking a series of questions (in fact everything except my lineage) for identification. After I filled the check-in form, she had a…

Visiting the Queen – 5

The journeys uphill always remind me of ‘point-n-click’ enthusiasts, suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. The fact that it is a genetic disorder is scary as you’d have to endure them in the travel for generations to come. Sometimes, they don’t have a point in what they do. Hence…