June 2011

Noor Jehan’s last appearance in a film… Baji (1963)

By |June 21st, 2011|

This was legendary singer/actress Noor Jehan’s last appearance in a film, not as a leading lady but making a cameo appearance in Baji (1963), on the insistence of director S. Suleman. I think this is the only instance [as far as I know] where […]

Doctor (1941) – Review

By |June 18th, 2011|

Poverty, disease, superstition and caste distinctions were all targets of a subtle yet powerful attack in New Theatres’ “Doctor” which came in 1941, a year after the original Bengali version, from which it had been dubbed and re-edited by director-editor Subodh Miter. In keeping […]

May 2010

Panna – Memories

By |May 11th, 2010|

Real name; Zareen Sulaiman, name known to the world; Panna. Practicing the fine art of dance since the age of six, taught by the gurus, Panna had once been the epitome of the performing art. In the late 50s she made her debut on […]