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May 2017

Their “Green” Years – Nimmi – The Tutor Who Always Came

By |May 21st, 2017|

WHEN I was small we all lived in a picturesque village in the North. Our house was on the outskirts of the village, close to streams and lakes, and the green fields stretched to the horizon.

We were four girls—my sister, two cousins and I. […]

Shankar Jaikishan – Interview (1957)

By |May 20th, 2017|

WHAT makes a song last? It is almost ten years since we began composing songs for films—all kinds of songs for all kinds of films. Even this year—the year in which we have won the “Filmfare” Award for the Best Music Direction—we have composed […]

Reminiscences of Devika Rani (1957)

By |May 20th, 2017|

In Bombay I recently met a film starlet who, to my question, “How do you like being in films? replied enthusiastically: “Oh, it is exciting.”

Her answer set me thinking. Which aspect of film making did this starlet find exciting ? Was it the […]

April 2017

Akhtar Neeli – Profile & Filmography

By |April 29th, 2017|

Real Name –

Profession – Actress

Active Years – 1950s

Nationality – Pakistani

Religion – Islam

Ethnicity – N/A

Date of Birth –

Date of Death –

Debut Film –

Last Film –

Significant others in the Film Industry –

Miscellaneous Info – Akhtar Neeli was a starlet in […]

House No. 44 (1955) – Review

By |April 23rd, 2017|

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Kum Kum, Ulhas, Nimmi and others at the Premiere of Kundan (1955)

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – July 28th, 1955

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Kum Kum, Ulhas, M.A. Mughni, Nimmi, Mehtab and Producer-Director Sohrab Modi seen at the glittering premiere of “Kundan” at the Roxy Theatre.

Sabiha, Mussarat and others at a Film Function

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – 1950s

Related Category – Pakistani Film Industry

Caption – A picture showing Pakistani stars at a film function. The picture is not clear. However, Nayyar Sultana, Sabiha Khanum, Mussarat Nazir and Neelo are still identifiable in this picture.

Shamshad Begum’s Jaimala and Tribute by Naushad

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Today is April 23rd… The day when I was born and the day when one of my favorite singers i.e. Shamshad Begum passed away. On the occasion of Shamshad’s 4th Death Anniversary, a 30 minute Jaimala Program dedicated to Indian Army where Shamshad Begum […]

Stars and their Homes – Suraiya (1956)

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – March, 1956.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Singing star Suraiya used to live by choice in town, in one of the most peaceful spots in Worli, high up on the “Hill”. Her beautifully furnished top-floor apartment afforded her a lovely view […]

Nalini, Shobhana, Nutan and others at Jaideep’s thread ceremony (1959)

By |April 22nd, 2017|

Date – January, 1959.

Related Category – Hindi Film Industry

Caption – Nalini Jaywant, Shobhana Samarth, Jaideep (Nutan’s younger brother), Nutan’s Grandmother, Nutan, Chatura and Tanuja at the thread ceremony of Jaideep.