Sohrab Modi

September 2013

Yesteryear actress Mehtab remembers her husband Sohrab Modi

By |September 14th, 2013|

To a generation gone by, Sohrab Modi is the ob­ject of much love and admiration. His name was syn­onymous with grandeur and dig­nity. He was one of the pion­eers of the film industry, and belonged to an era of sincerity in film making that […]

July 2011

Bharat Bhushan, Nigar Sultana and Sohrab Modi on the sets of Mirza Ghalib (1954)

By |July 6th, 2011|

June 2011

Sohrab Modi and Ghulam Hussain in Hamlet (1935)

By |June 30th, 2011|

Directed by Sohrab Modi, this was the first Indian version of Shakespearean play Hamlet. Another version was directed by Kishore Sahu in 1954.

November 2010

Sohrab Modi in Nausherwan-e-Adil (1957) – Publicity Still

By |November 26th, 2010|

Madhubala, Pradeep Kumar and Sohrab Modi in Raj Hath (1956) – Publicity Still

By |November 26th, 2010|

June 2010

Sohrab Modi (1897 – 1984)

By |June 13th, 2010|

The lion on the logo of his banner, Minerva Movietone, could well symbolize Sohrab Modi’s own personality. The Minerva lion’s stentorian roar was respectfully heeded for more than two decades.

Actor-filmmaker Sohrab Modi, made history even as he reinterpreted it for a modern audience. In […]

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 […]