Category: Musical

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Nagin (1954)

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In Fantasy , Musical
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On November 20, 2010
Filmistan’s dance-cum-musical romance, “Nagin,” directed by Nandlal Jaswantlal and starring vivacious Vyjayanthimala and Pradeep Kumar in the romantic leads, was premiered in Bombay at the luxurious Liberty Cinema on Friday, December 24th, 1954. Based on a highly improbable story by Bijou Bhattacharya and scripted by Hamid Butt, with dialogue and lyrics by Rajinder Krishan, “Nagin” […]

Shabnam (1949)

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On November 20, 2010

This latest Filmistan picture running to crowded houses at Roxy for many weeks now is a picture which does credit to S. Mukerji the producer, who gave us in the past pictures like Kangan, Bandhan, Nay

Disco Dancer (1982)

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On June 12, 2010

Disco Dancer is one of those films that I had known about for years before I saw it. People often quoted it as a truly kitsch film and I had heard the songs (by Bappi Lahiri, ‘the R. D. Burman o

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Baiju Bawra (1952)

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In Musical
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On November 7, 2009
The greatest strength of this historical film about Baiju Bawra (Bharat Bhushan), the musician who challenged the court musician Tansen to a musical duel (a jugalbandi; performed here by Ustad Amir Khan and Pandit D. V. Paluskar) to avenge the murder of his father, is not surprisingly the outstanding music composed by one of Hindi […]
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