technicolor

  There was a lot of Victor Fleming and Gone with the Wind in Mehboob Khan's Aan even though the first film came in 1939 and the second in 1952. The sunsets, the panoramic sweeps of the earth and the sky ...Read More

dilip

 "Groom her and she will go places. She has the potential to become a biographer someday," said Dilip Kumar to SS Pillai, the editor of Screen many decades ago. He was of course referring to Udaytara Nayar, the woman to ...Read More

shakti1

  Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) is walking out of a police station with his black-listed benefactor who has just bailed him out of jail. Ashwini Kumar (Dilip Kumar), a revered police officer and his father warns, “If you go too far on ...Read More

ravi

Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away today. Rajinikanth turned 62. Dilip Kumar turned 90 yesterday. Smita Patil passed  away almost 26 years ago on December 13. Births, deaths. Years counted, measured, emptied out. filled up. This whole idea of time and ...Read More

rishi

    I learnt at five just what Hindi cinema means to middle class India when I heard my father talk about Dilip Kumar's death scene in Ganga Jamuna.``Tabahi macha di,'' (he was devastating) he said. Films were a part of everything we ...Read More

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