Always love a Bollywood mystery film… too bad there are so few of them.
Today is the birthday of producer-director-actor Rakesh Roshan. On this occasion, I am presenting the review of Goonj (1974) which is a long forgotten Hindi movie starring actors like Mahendra Sandhu and Reena Roy and of course Rakesh Roshan who were (unjustifiably) tagged as B grade ones in their time (Reena Roy though graduated to the so-called A grade later). It’s a good suspense thriller and whosoever were able to watch it on the big screen (when it was released) or on Doordarshan (if telecast), must have enjoyed it a lot.
Goonj (echo) starts with the murder of a woman by a man who thrusts her from a cliff. The victim turns out to be Meena (Reena Roy) who was a painter and married to Rakesh (Rakesh Roshan), a rich businessman and a painter like her. Rakesh’s friend Raj Kumar aka Raju (Mahendra Sandhu) arrives at the place (a hilly…
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