July 2012

Shakila (Shakeela) – Interview

By |July 7th, 2012|

She had great fun while she worked in films. But once Shakila quit and settled down to domestic bliss in London, she hasn’t missed the arc lights.

Whenever the songs of “C.I.D.” or “Chinatown” are heard, one remembers with nostalgia the frail looking heroine of […]

October 2011

Film Milestones – Hatim Tai (1956) – Starring Shakila and Jairaj

By |October 16th, 2011|

It was an era of no complaints. Back in the ’50s, the audience didn’t think of huffing about warmed-over goods. Quite often, the plot wasn’t what they had come for. Their hope was that for the price of admission they might gain temporary entrance […]

December 2010

Dastan (1950)

By |December 11th, 2010|

Musical Pictures Limited’s presentation Dastan directed by Mr. A.R. Kardar from a story by Mr. Bannerji with music by Mr. Naushad, is a veritable dynamo of pulse pounding, heart throbbing drama. In comparison to the weak, feeble and semi-tottering results of cramped intelligence and […]

September 2010

Shakeela – Profile

By |September 26th, 2010|

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At a filmi function, the evergreen Dev Anand politely greeted a lady and then went right back to socializing with others. The lady approached him, smiled warmly and this time introduced herself as Shakila, his leading lady in his […]

Shakila in Madam X.Y.Z (1959)

By |September 6th, 2010|

May 2010

Shakila and Guru Dutt in Aar Paar (1954)

By |May 18th, 2010|

Shakila in Aar Paar (1954)

By |May 18th, 2010|

This is perhaps one of the best songs composed by O.P. Nayyar for Geeta Dutt. Accordion plays a major part in setting the overall mood of the song and Geeta sings this song in her distinctive frothy style.

This song was picturized on Shakila. According […]

C.I.D. (1956)

By |May 17th, 2010|

This is one of Hindi cinema’s few experiments with film noir. It engages with the genre fully, down to its rainy night street scenes and relentless emphasis on icons of modernity, such as telephones, cars, guns, newspapers and houses with sliding panels, trapdoors, etc. […]

Shammi, Nanda, Asha Parekh and Shakeela

By |May 10th, 2010|