Prithviraj Kapoor

January 2012

Kamini Kaushal and Prithviraj Kapoor as members of the Indian Film Delegation to China (1956)

By |January 1st, 2012|

August 2011

Prithviraj Kapoor – My Memorable Roles

By |August 8th, 2011|

My memorable roles! To me, all my roles are memorable; you may as well ask the mother of a large family to tell you which of her children she loves the most. So, when I mention any role, it will naturally be memorable.

On reaching […]

December 2010

Prithviraj Kapoor and Raj Kapoor in the 1946 release Valmiki

By |December 12th, 2010|

Awaara (1951)

By |December 11th, 2010|

Awaara was the film that established Raj Kapoor as a major international film star; it also became one of the most popular Hindi films overseas (mainly in Asia and the former USSR) and was remade in many other national cinemas. It was also the […]

September 2010

Historical inaccuracies in Indian – Pakistani Films

By |September 6th, 2010|

Historical Inaccuracy – 1
In this song Anarkali (Madhubala) is performing in front of  Mughal Emperor Akbar with the famous Sheesh Mahal shown (The Palace of Mirrors) in the background. However, it should be kept in mind that Sheesh Mahal didn’t even exist during […]

August 2010

Vanmala and Prithiviraj Kapoor in Sikandar (1941)

By |August 7th, 2010|

May 2010

Prithviraj Kapoor

By |May 29th, 2010|

He was indubitably the most handsome hero of the pre-independence period. Imposingly tall and more regal than most kings, Prithviraj Kapoor straddled the world of films and theatre for 40 years. This dynast and his progeny Raj, Shammi and Shashi, each a major star, […]

April 2010

Sikandar (1941)

By |April 25th, 2010|

The historical film is one of the oldest genres of Indian cinema, often closely linked with themes of nationalism and the freedom struggle. Favourite periods include the Mughal era (the most popular film being Mughal-e Azam) and, less often, classical India, often used to […]

Neena and Prithviraj Kapoor in Ek Raat (1942)

By |April 17th, 2010|

January 2010

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)

By |January 1st, 2010|

Mughal-e Azam tells the story of the Great Mughal, Akbar (r. 1556-1605). The film’s making was itself something of an epic, as it took over fifteen years to shoot, and involved a complete change of cast (the original included Chandramohan, who played Jehangir in […]