As the leading light of three successive studios — Bombay Talkies, Filmistan and Filmalaya, Sasadhar Mukherji was justly famous for making films that represented cloth cut to the viewers’ exac
Unlettered and unrepentant, Mehboob’s genius lay in his ability to make exciting cinema in concurrence with his strong socialist beliefs (his banner depicted the hammer and sickle). The sublimin
A director and producer, Karimuddin Asif is best remembered for his dazzling period epic, Mughal-e-Azam. Born in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, he started off as assistant to his uncle, filmmaker and actor S.
Bimal Roy’s fascination with the outer limits of the human experience gave cinema some of its most unforgettably complex characters. For instance: Kalyani of Bandini, whose murder of her ex-love
From the scheming publisher in Pyaasa to the loyal friend in Chaudhvin Ka Chand to the decadent husband in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Rehman played characters of all shades. Born in 1923 in Lahore (now in
Suchitra Sen may not have become the legend that she is in Bengali cinema, but she brought to Hindi filmdom grace, subtlety, and understatement. Though she had an all-too-brief career in Hindi film in