November 2011

Bollywood stars playing cricket for a noble cause (charity) – Late 1950s

By |November 6th, 2011|

Seen among the celebrities are Pran, Agha, Nirupa Roy, Waheeda Rehman, Jeevan, Shammi Kapoor, Minoo Mumtaz, Ajit, Premnath, Raj Kumar, Nimmi, Johnny Walker along with other unidentified artistes.

July 2011

Pran’s ‘attack’ on Bina Rai (1954) – The only instance where Pran mishandled a heroine

By |July 19th, 2011|

In one of his early interviews given to Screen (18th January, 1952), Pran said: ‘I like being “rough” with the females on screen so much so that my friends wonder if I am really the rascal that I portray. I admit I am. I […]

December 2010

Munim Ji (1955)

By |December 31st, 2010|

Whereas most Western melodramas would represent good and evil as conflicting forces within one character, this movie distributes the moral conflict across two half-brothers, Ratan (Pran) and Amar (Dev Anand). The film then goes on to multiply this splitting device to the point of […]

Pran and Raj Kapoor in Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

By |December 12th, 2010|

Bobby (1973)

By |December 11th, 2010|

Although Raj Kapoor is now best remembered for the films he made with Nargis in the 1940s and 50s, such as Awaara and Shree 420, this late film is justifiably regarded as key to his oeuvre. After the box-office failure of Mera naam joker […]

November 2010

Posters – Paraye Bas Mein (1946)

By |November 4th, 2010|

Paraye Bas Mein (1946) was made in Lahore before partition. One of the few films where Asha Posley was cast as heroine and Pran as hero.

October 2010

Posters – Warrant (1975)

By |October 16th, 2010|

July 2010

Navin Nischal, Pran, Dharmendra, Sadhana at the Birthday party of Mohan Kumar

By |July 10th, 2010|

Pran with Noor Jehan

By |July 7th, 2010|

Geeta Bali, Nutan and Pran on the sets of Malkin (1953)

By |July 7th, 2010|

Pran holding visitor Geeta Bali’s head on the sets of Malkin (1953), while Nutan looks on amusedly.