1995 – My Favourites

The year 2020 is (finally) heading toward the most awaited end. The first wave of Covid pandemic is subsiding in India, though the frightening stories of the second Covid wave in Europe, send chills down my spine. It's far too depressing. But life continues. The show must go on. Let's try and distract our minds …

‘Lawani’ Songs from Hindi Films

When the Hindi talkie films started in India, the film songs were usually based on Indian classical music. It also had an influence of musical plays that were popular those days. The result was the songs were not easy to hum and if we listen to some of the songs, they sound like a chant. …

Saiyan (1951)

It has been three months since my last film review. Meanwhile I watched a few of Madhubala films, but none could actually inspire me to write a review. Though I liked Beqasoor (1950), somehow I couldn't gather enough enthusiasm for writing a review. Maybe someday I will. But when I watched M Sadiq's ‘Saiyan’, my …

(Part 3) Female Dance Duets

(The Stage Performances) Before I start today's post, I want to thank you all for encouraging me with your kind words of appreciation. There have been suggestions about the future parts as well. I'm working on it. I just want to state my perception of the title of the post. For me it includes the …