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Nitin Bose was the pioneering figure in creating poignant images and moments through films, a tradition later followed by Bimal Roy, Ajay Kar and many other filmmakers of later generations. According to Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, former professor of Film Studies at Jadavpur University, “Nitin Bose was the ...
Meanwhile, J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu, in compliance to the notice issued by the Supreme Court, filed a detailed affidavit through Advocate Bimal Roy Jad highlighting the details which led to the strike call. It was revealed by Bar Association that the strike call was given in protest against illegal ...

Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zameen (1953) — which depicted the misery of the lower middle class in a steadily-in-decline Kolkata — portrayed the story of a poor farmer, compelled to leave his village and become a 'tana rickshaw wallah' in the city. Photo by Satwik Paul. Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zameen (1953) ...
That said, I'd love to try working on a Bimal Roy or Shyam Benegal film someday... but I don't see it happening sometime very soon.” As a schoolboy, his English teachers remember him as a voracious reader with a love for classics both Indian and foreign. He was always the quintessential Bengali who ...
Sahmat, The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, marks the 30th National Street Theatre Day on April 12, at the Sahmat office, 29 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi. The National Street Theatre Day was initiated after the murder of Safdar Hashmi in 1989 and falls on his birthday, April 12. Every year, Sahmat would ...
For instance, Bengali writer Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas had already seen adaptions in Pramatesh Barua's eponymous film in as early as1935, followed by Bimal Roy's adaptation of the novel in 1955 and then Sanjay Leela Bhansali's opulent version in 2002. If that weren't enough, ...

Early pioneers like Himanshu Rai, V. Shantaram, P.C. Barua, Mehboob Khan, the Wadia Brothers, S.S. Vasan and Bimal Roy created a format, which has not only sustained but also evolved. In India, going to the theatre is a family outing (the urban young though may go in smaller groups or even pairs) and ...
This film 1955 whose screenplay was written by Nabendu Ghosh, dialogues by Rajinder Singh Bedi and directed by Bimal Roy grossed around Rs 1,06,54,332 and became a benchmark for all the other movies to follow, including those in regional languages like Assamese, Telugu and Malayalam.
Inspiration is what fuels cinema. Wonderment, curiosity and the desire to tell a tale drives filmmaking. And the germ of an idea can come from books, from plays and films or even life... Just like creativity, inspiration too cannot be confined to a continent or culture. Because emotions are universal truths. Here ...
He had worked with all the major directors of his time ranging from Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Phani Majumdar, Satyan Bose, Shakti Samantha to HS Ravel, and celebrated several hits. He sang under the baton of Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Shankar Jaikishan, OP Nayyar, Madan Mohan, Hemant ...
On the other hand, think of the works of writers like Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya and Pannalal Patel, or filmmakers like Bimal Roy and Shyam Benegal, who ensured that we were not once-in-a-while voyeurs of farmers' lives, but complicit and connected to them. And even if we were to think of films in the ...
Legendary director Bimal Roy's son Joy Bimal Roy remembers, “My father belonged to the film world at a time when this unspeakable name 'Bollywood' was not even a blip on the horizon. In those times, the chief minister of Maharashtra, YB Chavan, instituted a fund which was meant specifically to aid the ...
In Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zameen, Shambhu Mahato (Balraj Sahni) runs the skin off his feet pulling a rickshaw to make enough money to save his land from the zamindar–moneylender's jaw. The zamindar wants to set up a factory on his land; but his land encircles Mahato's two bighas. The zamindar has ...
New Delhi: Despite producing only three films in three years, Prernaa Arora is slowly but surely crafting her way to success. Her production house KriArj Entertainment, which releases Anushka Sharma's anticipated horror film Pari this week, co-produced by the actor, boasts of a pipeline few others in the ...
After powerful supporting roles in films like Bimal Roy's Devdas (1955), Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Musafir (1957), Lajwanti (1958) and Guru Dutt's Kagaz Ke Phool (1959), the child artist seemed headed towards stardom. Play. Boot Polish (1954). But Naaz could not recreate her early success as an adult.
However, the emotive power paled in comparison to Bimal Roy's Devdas (1955), as exuded by Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen and Vyjayanthimala. Granted comparisons are odious, yet, Bhansali's retelling of the tragedy of unrequited love was, in my view, far from soul-stirring. With the passage of time, Bhansali ...
So what happens to the small but significant films, the kind that has always struggled for space since Bimal Roy made "Kabuliwala" and Raj Kapoor made "Jagte Raho"? Today, when the number of theatres has grown so dramatically and the theatres are sophisticated venues of enjoyable engagement, the ...

Hemen was closely associated with Bimal Roy. He passed away in 1967 and his daughter made her debut with Umang in 1970 that was produced and directed by Atmaram Dutt (Guru Dutt's brother). Buddha Mil Gaya was Archana's second film. Her third and last movie was Anokha Dan (1972) [recall the ...
... happy, somewhere in my heart I felt my mission to highlight the plight of the Indian peasant through my cinema remains incomplete. True, the cause was portrayed through a majestic performance by Balraj Sahani saab in Do Bigha Zamin (1953). It was a masterly creation of Bimalda (Director Bimal Roy).
Producer Prerna Arora, whose latest project Pad Man gives a message on menstrual hygiene, says she believes in the kind of cinema that late filmmaker Bimal Roy is known for. Arora, who spearheads Kriarj Entertainment Pvt Ltd, has a knack of backing films with socially relevant subjects. Toilet — Ek ...
Her portrayal of Paro in her first Hindi movie, Bimal Roy's 'Devdas' opposite Dilip Kumar, earned her a 'Best Actress' Award. Two years later, in 1957, she starred again with Kumar in 'Musafir'. Extremely selective about the movies she chose, Sen refused Raj Kapoor's offer for a film under RK banner and ...
Her two favourite films directors are late Guru Dutt and Bimal Roy, both extraordinary storytellers. They knew the pulse of the audience. Their films and music along with melodious songs were rich and enjoyed by millions of their fans. Filmmaking was a passion for them. Raje was always a voracious reader.
Honoured with a National Award for her role in Bimal Roy's 'Devdas', Roma aka Suchitra was born on April 6, 1931 in Pabna, in what is now Bangladesh. Her father Karunamoy Das Gupta was a teacher by profession. Suchitra was the fifth child among three brothers and five sisters. At the age of 16, she ...
"October" is a world that very few filmmakers today would dare to enter, let alone inhabit with such comforting grace. This is the kind of romantic drama we though we would never see again after Rajesh, Sharmila and Shakti Samanta. It takes one Bengali to take over the mantle of the new-age Bimal Roy ...
Remember Balraj Sahni in Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin? Remember KA Abbas who launched Amitabh? I remember Amrita Pritam whose poems I also translated. And Salil Chowdhury whose immortal songs Hemant Mukherjee sang? And the art of the Progressives. Communism is on its last legs.
In this context, the 180km-long march of the farmers, including the poorest of the poor with just about "do bigha zameen", or even lesser in their possession, resurrected memories of the Hindi black-and-white classic Bimal Roy directed, as much as the Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi. Indeed, it has ...
The list of directors who have adapted and interpreted the melancholic story of romantic loss leading to alcohol and death include Bimal Roy, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Anurag Kashyap in Hindi, Vedantam Raghavaiah and Vijaya Nirmala in Telugu, and Dilip Roy, Chashi Nazrul Islam and Shakti Samanta ...
While Bombay and Bengal cinema came to critique the state of the nation by the mid-1950s, through filmmakers Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor, Satyajit Ray and Bimal Roy, Ram Kumar had arrived at a condition of despair in the early 1950s. On his return from France, a country hobbled by the Second World War, ...
Thus began industrial era in Bengal, which is Nicely captured on celluloid in form of 'Do bigha Zamin' by great director Bimal Roy. This story provides perspective about why and how urbanisation began and rural society declined. Another interesting short story which provides insight in feudal mindset is ...
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya is daughter of Bimal Roy, pioneering filmmaker and is trying hard to maintain the legacy to let the current generation know about the priceless contribution of the legend to Indian cinema and importance of his movies. The writer-director has till date written three books on her father- ...
Few films match the written text as closely as Bimal Roy's Devdas. An ardent admirer of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's literary works, he was totally loyal to the original spirit. Saratbabu's Devdas starts as the love story of childhood sweethearts. They are separated by Indian society's class/caste divide.
Watching songs of bygone era on big screen is unusual in the 21st century but on Sunday evening, older generation went nostalgic and millennials had a whale of a time watching the hits of the '50s on screen and humming the same. It was an evening dedicated to ace filmmaker Bimal Roy for the book ...
Bimal Roy: The Man Who Spoke in Pictures, a book on the acclaimed filmmaker is now republished in paperback. The anthology was first published in 2009 and contains essays from Ritwick Ghatak, Nabendu Ghosh, Shyam Benegal, Prasoon Joshi, Naseeruddin Shah and many more collaborators and ...
Directed by his daughter Ratnottama Sengupta, And They Made Classics captures the creative bonding between Ghosh and Bimal Roy that resulted in the making of timeless gems like Parineeta (1953), Naukri (1953), Biraj Bahu (1954), Devdas (1955), Yahudi (1956), Sujata (1959) and Bandini (1964).
There is also a section titled 'Women's Empowerment', which will feature films like Bimal Roy's Parineeta and Satyajit Ray's Teen Kanya,” said Dr. Patel. In addition, seven Marathi films, including four unreleased ones, have been shortlisted for the PIFF competition. Since 2002 the eight-day festival has ...
Madhumati (1958): The second most popular double role genre is the reincarnation drama, and this Bimal Roy-directed classic did it the best. Dilip Kumar plays an engineer taking shelter in an old mansion, who has flashes of a past life where he falls in love with a tribal girl, and we see what happened.
Later, I saw some of his earlier works—for example, the Hindi version of Barua's Devdas in which he was the cameraman—when I was well on my way to become a film-maker. It was more of a professional interest for me then to see how Bimal Roy had progressed and developed from cameraman to author.
Pramathesh Barua's 1936 adaptation, starring K L Saigal in the title role; Bimal Roy's 1955 take, featuring Dilip Kumar (in one of his most famous cinematic outings), Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala and Motilal; Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand adaptation in 2002 with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and ...
Dilip Kumar has always been quoted as a well-read and eloquent man. His composure and maturity extended to his opinions and one can always count on him for a worthwhile perspective on anything under the sun. Of course the most famous of Dilip Kumar's words were recorded in a courtroom during ...
The Indian film industry lost a legend with the passing away of Shashi Kapoor. As tributes pour in for the legendary actor, hundreds of people are coming forward with their memories of the talented actor. According to a report, Kapoor once revealed to a journalist how fond he was of Bimal Roy and Nanda.
No surprise, Shakti Samanta's movies achieved huge recognition and fan following, so much so that he became one among a legendary triumvirate consisting of him, Bimal Roy, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Together they carried forth the tradition of enriching Hindi Cinema despite the fact that Hindi was not ...
What happened to all those life-changing films like V. Shantaram's Do Aankhen Barah Haath (about prison reform), Mehboob Khan's Mother India (about matriarchal pride and dignity), Bimal Roy's Sujata (about eradicating the caste system), Mahesh Bhatt's Arth (about a wife's search for a dignified life) and ...
Pramathesh Barua's 1936 adaptation, starring K L Saigal in the title role; Bimal Roy's 1955 take, featuring Dilip Kumar (in one of his most famous cinematic outings), Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala and Motilal; Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand adaptation in 2002 with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and ...
Later, I saw some of his earlier works—for example, the Hindi version of Barua's Devdas in which he was the cameraman—when I was well on my way to become a film-maker. It was more of a professional interest for me then to see how Bimal Roy had progressed and developed from cameraman to author.
Indian motion picture writer, director, and producer Nasir Hussain who made a score of lighthearted Bollywood films and ushered in a new idiom at a time when his contemporaries like Raj Kapoor, Guru Duttt, Bimal Roy, V Shantaram – were making nation building films or socially conscious films.
Dilip Kumar has always been quoted as a well-read and eloquent man. His composure and maturity extended to his opinions and one can always count on him for a worthwhile perspective on anything under the sun. Of course the most famous of Dilip Kumar's words were recorded in a courtroom during ...
In an interview with PTI, Kashyap says, "We grew up in a time when we made socio-political films, filmmakers like Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Raj Kapoor made films that dealt with elements in society about casteism, widows, unwed mothers etc. These films were appreciated by the audience but then ...
The Indian film industry lost a legend with the passing away of Shashi Kapoor. As tributes pour in for the legendary actor, hundreds of people are coming forward with their memories of the talented actor. According to a report, Kapoor once revealed to a journalist how fond he was of Bimal Roy and Nanda.
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya The first time I saw Shashi Kapoor was on the sets of my father Bimal Roy's film, Prem Patra (1962). Like many others, I too was a big fan of his work. He was irresistible on screen. After that, I met him at the premier of the film and later, kept meeting him at social gatherings, but our ...
By Atanu Biswas and Bimal Roy. In response to a recent RTI, the RBI and 19 PSU banks explained that “the relationship they have with customers with regard to lockers is that of lessee (tenant) and lessor (landlord)”, and no compensation will be given for theft or burglary of valuables in safe deposit boxes ...
Nitin Bose was the pioneering figure in creating poignant images and moments through films, a tradition later followed by Bimal Roy, Ajay Kar and many other filmmakers of later generations. According to Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, former professor of Film Studies at Jadavpur University, “Nitin Bose was the ...
Meanwhile, J&K High Court Bar Association Jammu, in compliance to the notice issued by the Supreme Court, filed a detailed affidavit through Advocate Bimal Roy Jad highlighting the details which led to the strike call. It was revealed by Bar Association that the strike call was given in protest against illegal ...

Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zameen (1953) — which depicted the misery of the lower middle class in a steadily-in-decline Kolkata — portrayed the story of a poor farmer, compelled to leave his village and become a 'tana rickshaw wallah' in the city. Photo by Satwik Paul. Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zameen (1953) ...
That said, I'd love to try working on a Bimal Roy or Shyam Benegal film someday... but I don't see it happening sometime very soon.” As a schoolboy, his English teachers remember him as a voracious reader with a love for classics both Indian and foreign. He was always the quintessential Bengali who ...
Sahmat, The Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust, marks the 30th National Street Theatre Day on April 12, at the Sahmat office, 29 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi. The National Street Theatre Day was initiated after the murder of Safdar Hashmi in 1989 and falls on his birthday, April 12. Every year, Sahmat would ...
For instance, Bengali writer Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas had already seen adaptions in Pramatesh Barua's eponymous film in as early as1935, followed by Bimal Roy's adaptation of the novel in 1955 and then Sanjay Leela Bhansali's opulent version in 2002. If that weren't enough, ...

Early pioneers like Himanshu Rai, V. Shantaram, P.C. Barua, Mehboob Khan, the Wadia Brothers, S.S. Vasan and Bimal Roy created a format, which has not only sustained but also evolved. In India, going to the theatre is a family outing (the urban young though may go in smaller groups or even pairs) and ...
This film 1955 whose screenplay was written by Nabendu Ghosh, dialogues by Rajinder Singh Bedi and directed by Bimal Roy grossed around Rs 1,06,54,332 and became a benchmark for all the other movies to follow, including those in regional languages like Assamese, Telugu and Malayalam.
Inspiration is what fuels cinema. Wonderment, curiosity and the desire to tell a tale drives filmmaking. And the germ of an idea can come from books, from plays and films or even life... Just like creativity, inspiration too cannot be confined to a continent or culture. Because emotions are universal truths. Here ...
He had worked with all the major directors of his time ranging from Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Phani Majumdar, Satyan Bose, Shakti Samantha to HS Ravel, and celebrated several hits. He sang under the baton of Anil Biswas, C Ramchandra, Shankar Jaikishan, OP Nayyar, Madan Mohan, Hemant ...
On the other hand, think of the works of writers like Tarashankar Bandopadhyaya and Pannalal Patel, or filmmakers like Bimal Roy and Shyam Benegal, who ensured that we were not once-in-a-while voyeurs of farmers' lives, but complicit and connected to them. And even if we were to think of films in the ...
Legendary director Bimal Roy's son Joy Bimal Roy remembers, “My father belonged to the film world at a time when this unspeakable name 'Bollywood' was not even a blip on the horizon. In those times, the chief minister of Maharashtra, YB Chavan, instituted a fund which was meant specifically to aid the ...
In Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zameen, Shambhu Mahato (Balraj Sahni) runs the skin off his feet pulling a rickshaw to make enough money to save his land from the zamindar–moneylender's jaw. The zamindar wants to set up a factory on his land; but his land encircles Mahato's two bighas. The zamindar has ...
New Delhi: Despite producing only three films in three years, Prernaa Arora is slowly but surely crafting her way to success. Her production house KriArj Entertainment, which releases Anushka Sharma's anticipated horror film Pari this week, co-produced by the actor, boasts of a pipeline few others in the ...
After powerful supporting roles in films like Bimal Roy's Devdas (1955), Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Musafir (1957), Lajwanti (1958) and Guru Dutt's Kagaz Ke Phool (1959), the child artist seemed headed towards stardom. Play. Boot Polish (1954). But Naaz could not recreate her early success as an adult.
However, the emotive power paled in comparison to Bimal Roy's Devdas (1955), as exuded by Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen and Vyjayanthimala. Granted comparisons are odious, yet, Bhansali's retelling of the tragedy of unrequited love was, in my view, far from soul-stirring. With the passage of time, Bhansali ...
So what happens to the small but significant films, the kind that has always struggled for space since Bimal Roy made "Kabuliwala" and Raj Kapoor made "Jagte Raho"? Today, when the number of theatres has grown so dramatically and the theatres are sophisticated venues of enjoyable engagement, the ...

Hemen was closely associated with Bimal Roy. He passed away in 1967 and his daughter made her debut with Umang in 1970 that was produced and directed by Atmaram Dutt (Guru Dutt's brother). Buddha Mil Gaya was Archana's second film. Her third and last movie was Anokha Dan (1972) [recall the ...
... happy, somewhere in my heart I felt my mission to highlight the plight of the Indian peasant through my cinema remains incomplete. True, the cause was portrayed through a majestic performance by Balraj Sahani saab in Do Bigha Zamin (1953). It was a masterly creation of Bimalda (Director Bimal Roy).
Producer Prerna Arora, whose latest project Pad Man gives a message on menstrual hygiene, says she believes in the kind of cinema that late filmmaker Bimal Roy is known for. Arora, who spearheads Kriarj Entertainment Pvt Ltd, has a knack of backing films with socially relevant subjects. Toilet — Ek ...
Her portrayal of Paro in her first Hindi movie, Bimal Roy's 'Devdas' opposite Dilip Kumar, earned her a 'Best Actress' Award. Two years later, in 1957, she starred again with Kumar in 'Musafir'. Extremely selective about the movies she chose, Sen refused Raj Kapoor's offer for a film under RK banner and ...
Her two favourite films directors are late Guru Dutt and Bimal Roy, both extraordinary storytellers. They knew the pulse of the audience. Their films and music along with melodious songs were rich and enjoyed by millions of their fans. Filmmaking was a passion for them. Raje was always a voracious reader.
Honoured with a National Award for her role in Bimal Roy's 'Devdas', Roma aka Suchitra was born on April 6, 1931 in Pabna, in what is now Bangladesh. Her father Karunamoy Das Gupta was a teacher by profession. Suchitra was the fifth child among three brothers and five sisters. At the age of 16, she ...
"October" is a world that very few filmmakers today would dare to enter, let alone inhabit with such comforting grace. This is the kind of romantic drama we though we would never see again after Rajesh, Sharmila and Shakti Samanta. It takes one Bengali to take over the mantle of the new-age Bimal Roy ...
Remember Balraj Sahni in Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin? Remember KA Abbas who launched Amitabh? I remember Amrita Pritam whose poems I also translated. And Salil Chowdhury whose immortal songs Hemant Mukherjee sang? And the art of the Progressives. Communism is on its last legs.
In this context, the 180km-long march of the farmers, including the poorest of the poor with just about "do bigha zameen", or even lesser in their possession, resurrected memories of the Hindi black-and-white classic Bimal Roy directed, as much as the Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi. Indeed, it has ...
The list of directors who have adapted and interpreted the melancholic story of romantic loss leading to alcohol and death include Bimal Roy, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Anurag Kashyap in Hindi, Vedantam Raghavaiah and Vijaya Nirmala in Telugu, and Dilip Roy, Chashi Nazrul Islam and Shakti Samanta ...
While Bombay and Bengal cinema came to critique the state of the nation by the mid-1950s, through filmmakers Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor, Satyajit Ray and Bimal Roy, Ram Kumar had arrived at a condition of despair in the early 1950s. On his return from France, a country hobbled by the Second World War, ...
Thus began industrial era in Bengal, which is Nicely captured on celluloid in form of 'Do bigha Zamin' by great director Bimal Roy. This story provides perspective about why and how urbanisation began and rural society declined. Another interesting short story which provides insight in feudal mindset is ...
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya is daughter of Bimal Roy, pioneering filmmaker and is trying hard to maintain the legacy to let the current generation know about the priceless contribution of the legend to Indian cinema and importance of his movies. The writer-director has till date written three books on her father- ...
Few films match the written text as closely as Bimal Roy's Devdas. An ardent admirer of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's literary works, he was totally loyal to the original spirit. Saratbabu's Devdas starts as the love story of childhood sweethearts. They are separated by Indian society's class/caste divide.
Watching songs of bygone era on big screen is unusual in the 21st century but on Sunday evening, older generation went nostalgic and millennials had a whale of a time watching the hits of the '50s on screen and humming the same. It was an evening dedicated to ace filmmaker Bimal Roy for the book ...
Bimal Roy: The Man Who Spoke in Pictures, a book on the acclaimed filmmaker is now republished in paperback. The anthology was first published in 2009 and contains essays from Ritwick Ghatak, Nabendu Ghosh, Shyam Benegal, Prasoon Joshi, Naseeruddin Shah and many more collaborators and ...
Directed by his daughter Ratnottama Sengupta, And They Made Classics captures the creative bonding between Ghosh and Bimal Roy that resulted in the making of timeless gems like Parineeta (1953), Naukri (1953), Biraj Bahu (1954), Devdas (1955), Yahudi (1956), Sujata (1959) and Bandini (1964).
There is also a section titled 'Women's Empowerment', which will feature films like Bimal Roy's Parineeta and Satyajit Ray's Teen Kanya,” said Dr. Patel. In addition, seven Marathi films, including four unreleased ones, have been shortlisted for the PIFF competition. Since 2002 the eight-day festival has ...
Madhumati (1958): The second most popular double role genre is the reincarnation drama, and this Bimal Roy-directed classic did it the best. Dilip Kumar plays an engineer taking shelter in an old mansion, who has flashes of a past life where he falls in love with a tribal girl, and we see what happened.
Later, I saw some of his earlier works—for example, the Hindi version of Barua's Devdas in which he was the cameraman—when I was well on my way to become a film-maker. It was more of a professional interest for me then to see how Bimal Roy had progressed and developed from cameraman to author.
Pramathesh Barua's 1936 adaptation, starring K L Saigal in the title role; Bimal Roy's 1955 take, featuring Dilip Kumar (in one of his most famous cinematic outings), Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala and Motilal; Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand adaptation in 2002 with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and ...
Dilip Kumar has always been quoted as a well-read and eloquent man. His composure and maturity extended to his opinions and one can always count on him for a worthwhile perspective on anything under the sun. Of course the most famous of Dilip Kumar's words were recorded in a courtroom during ...
The Indian film industry lost a legend with the passing away of Shashi Kapoor. As tributes pour in for the legendary actor, hundreds of people are coming forward with their memories of the talented actor. According to a report, Kapoor once revealed to a journalist how fond he was of Bimal Roy and Nanda.
No surprise, Shakti Samanta's movies achieved huge recognition and fan following, so much so that he became one among a legendary triumvirate consisting of him, Bimal Roy, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Together they carried forth the tradition of enriching Hindi Cinema despite the fact that Hindi was not ...
What happened to all those life-changing films like V. Shantaram's Do Aankhen Barah Haath (about prison reform), Mehboob Khan's Mother India (about matriarchal pride and dignity), Bimal Roy's Sujata (about eradicating the caste system), Mahesh Bhatt's Arth (about a wife's search for a dignified life) and ...
Pramathesh Barua's 1936 adaptation, starring K L Saigal in the title role; Bimal Roy's 1955 take, featuring Dilip Kumar (in one of his most famous cinematic outings), Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala and Motilal; Sanjay Leela Bhansali's grand adaptation in 2002 with Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and ...
Later, I saw some of his earlier works—for example, the Hindi version of Barua's Devdas in which he was the cameraman—when I was well on my way to become a film-maker. It was more of a professional interest for me then to see how Bimal Roy had progressed and developed from cameraman to author.
Indian motion picture writer, director, and producer Nasir Hussain who made a score of lighthearted Bollywood films and ushered in a new idiom at a time when his contemporaries like Raj Kapoor, Guru Duttt, Bimal Roy, V Shantaram – were making nation building films or socially conscious films.
Dilip Kumar has always been quoted as a well-read and eloquent man. His composure and maturity extended to his opinions and one can always count on him for a worthwhile perspective on anything under the sun. Of course the most famous of Dilip Kumar's words were recorded in a courtroom during ...
In an interview with PTI, Kashyap says, "We grew up in a time when we made socio-political films, filmmakers like Bimal Roy, Hrishikesh Mukherji, Raj Kapoor made films that dealt with elements in society about casteism, widows, unwed mothers etc. These films were appreciated by the audience but then ...
The Indian film industry lost a legend with the passing away of Shashi Kapoor. As tributes pour in for the legendary actor, hundreds of people are coming forward with their memories of the talented actor. According to a report, Kapoor once revealed to a journalist how fond he was of Bimal Roy and Nanda.
Rinki Roy Bhattacharya The first time I saw Shashi Kapoor was on the sets of my father Bimal Roy's film, Prem Patra (1962). Like many others, I too was a big fan of his work. He was irresistible on screen. After that, I met him at the premier of the film and later, kept meeting him at social gatherings, but our ...
By Atanu Biswas and Bimal Roy. In response to a recent RTI, the RBI and 19 PSU banks explained that “the relationship they have with customers with regard to lockers is that of lessee (tenant) and lessor (landlord)”, and no compensation will be given for theft or burglary of valuables in safe deposit boxes ...


 

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