August 2012

Shashikala in Batwara (1961)

By |August 26th, 2012|

Original caption by Baburao Patel – “They got her the wrong size and gave away the secret. Anyway it helps one to speculate on the future prospects of our rubber industry. But the face is still genuine and it radiates a new, mellow charm […]

October 2011

Shashikala in Captain Kishore (1957)

By |October 29th, 2011|

Mrs. Kishore Kumar (Ruma Devi), Nargis, Nirupa Roy, Anita Guha, Shashikala, Mrs. Shekhar (Santosh) and many others at Smriti Biswas’ Birthday Party (1955)

By |October 24th, 2011|

1. Ruma Devi

2. Nargis

3. Nirupa Roy

4. Smriti Biswas

5. Anita Guha

6. Shashikala

7. Santosh (Actor Shekhar’s wife)

December 2010

Shashikala Pinup Poster – 1962

By |December 26th, 2010|

October 2010

Style – Shashikala

By |October 14th, 2010|

A pretty Sholapur-born Maharashtrian girl used to see every Indian film which came to Sholapur and, at the age of fourteen, she herself appeared on the screen. Her name was Shashikala and she landed a part in the famous Qawaali scene in “Zeenat”, when […]

Shashikala in Naag Devta (1962) -Publicity Still

By |October 2nd, 2010|

September 2010

Filmfare Cover – Shashikala (1953)

By |September 26th, 2010|

Shashikala – Of Torment and Triumph

By |September 7th, 2010|

She was a star by the age of five. Much to the proud delight of her father whose dreams of going on stage had been thwarted by his outraged businessman father who had cut short his flight from home and dragged him back to […]

April 2010

Sujata (1959)

By |April 30th, 2010|

Cast: Nutan, Sunil Dutt, Shashikala

Director: Bimal Roy

Music: S.D. Burman

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri

Capsule Review: Nutan and Bimal Roy gave cinema their first stunner in Sujata. The humanist drama about a harijan (untouchable) girl’s fight for identity was replete with subtle sensitive touches that defied the mood […]

Junglee (1961)

By |April 27th, 2010|

Shammi Kapoor yelled ‘Yahoo!’ and became a new kind of hero for the 1960s. Raj Kapoor’s younger brother had shaved off his trademark pencil moustache in the 1950s and created a new Elvis-style image for the Indian hero as he danced to western-style songs […]