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Motilal

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On November 22, 2009
“Married a 100 times, died almost twice, never born but always brought down by a parachute,” said Motilal Rajvansh, the veteran hero of Hindi cinema, on his screen career with characteristic humour. Indeed, Motilal had a glorious record as filmdom’s smartest hero. For over two decades, he reigned supreme over the hearts of swooning fans, […]

Waqt (1965)

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On November 22, 2009

Waqt was a landmark in many ways: it is a multi-starrer with four main heroes and two major heroines; it set a trend for showing the lifestyles of the super-rich; it is a ‘lost and found’

Sudha Malhotra

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On November 21, 2009

Sudha Malhotra was born in New Delhi in 1936, and she was discovered as a child artiste by Master Ghulam Haider (a prominent music director of the 1940s, known for combining popular ragas with Punjabi

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Taxi Driver (1954)

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On November 21, 2009
Synopsis Dev Anand’s best-known ‘proletarian’ performance as a taxi driver in a story inspired by film noir. Mangal (DevAnand) rescues Mala (Kalpana Kartik) from some hoodlums. This act of chivalry leads to a series of encounters with a violent criminal gang who, later in the film, steal Mangal’s cab to commit a bank robbery. Mala, […]
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Mute Love – Meena Kumari’s Poem

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On November 21, 2009
Flame Clothed in ashes, Corpse of ice In a coffin of lava, Mute love Wrapped in notoriety. Sacred drops Of dirty tears Crowding the Holy river. A din rising noiselessly A paradise startled. Waiting silence. Limits on limitless feelings. Vagabond soul, wandering Seeking the valley of lights Facing the truth at every bend. One truth […]
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Born in Bombay to performer parents – her father was a Parsi theater actor, singer, and music teacher, her mother a dancer – who fell upon hard times, Meena Kumari was introduced to films at the age of six in order to help support her family. Originally named Mahjabeen, she was renamed Baby Meena and […]
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