Hamsalekha – The man who reinvented Kannada film music…

Growing up listening to Hamsalekha’s eclectic music is one. Discovering Kannada film music through Hamsalekha is another. I belong to the second category. Not a native Kannadiga, I was introduced to the illustrious and much-underrated Kannada film music by friends and film aficionados. There was one constant factor in majority of […]

How ‘Parineeta’ evolved in Bollywood from 1953 to 2005…

June 10 – Marks the anniversary of Pradeep Sarkar’s sparkling directorial debut with Vinod Chopra Productions’ Parineeta. With an unconventional title and a debutante female actor playing the title role, the film was a risky proposition on papers. Sarkar had his belief in place and the producers laughed all their way […]

‘Piya Ka Ghar’: Middle-Class Life In A Cramped Metropolis

Rajshri Productions takes the cake and the whole bakery when it comes to upholding traditional Indian values. Piya Ka Ghar directed by doyen Basu Chatterjee heralds Rajshri values in all glory while staying intact to the kind of story-telling he is known for. This simple, little tale makes you relate to the quintessential lower […]