Category: Bollywood

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[Back to Gohar Mamajiwala’s Menu] It is a privilege meeting Gohar Mamajiwala known in the Indian film industry as Miss Gohar, one time leading star, producer and studio owner. Gohar began in the silent movie era and went on to the talkies. Well-bred and soft-spoken with old-world manners, Gohar also has high intelligence. She is […]
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Suffused with the dark poetry of the death wish, Dutt’s classics were nihilistic, self-portraits of the artiste as a depressed, disturbed and deluded young man. Surprisingly, Guru Dutt Padukone’s childhood could have hardly been more normal. Born near Bangalore, of middle-class but intellectual parents, he was fascinated by dance. He joined Uday Shankar’s Dance Academy […]
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Bengali film pioneer born in Bakjuri village, Manikganj (now Bangladesh). India’s first film-maker with Bhatavdekar. The son of a lawyer, he started as photographer and achieved considerable renown. Almost definitely saw first-ever film show, at Star Theatres, featuring Prof. Stevenson’s shorts on double-bill with Star’s stage hit, The Flower of Persia (1898). His first film, […]
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