Ae Nargis e Mastana – Remembering Sadhana

Let me begin by wishing all the readers a merry Christmas. Whenever I think of my favourite Hindi film heroines, Sadhana Shivdasani, popularly known by her first name, Sadhana, is among the top three names. (The other names include, Madhubala, Nutan, Meena Kumari with the latter two sharing second position jointly). There's an interesting coincidence …

(Part 5) Female Dance Duets

When I started the series covering female dance duets, I hadn't thought of so many parts. But right from the first part itself, readers started pouring songs and suggestions. Some of the songs suggested, were not fitting to that particular part, though I could have accommodated those songs in further parts. And the journey continued. …

Stage Performances at College or School Festivals

Our Hindi films always revolve around young generation. We usually don't accept older main leads, though the scenario is changing for good, of late. But it was mandatory for old Hindi film heroes to be a college student, who would always pass B A with distinction. Even if they look old enough to have a …

Happy Birthday Lata Didi

Lata Mangeshkar is one of the most talented, versatile and most popular and acclaimed playback singer of India. Her voice is considered as one of the finest voices for playback. Her career spanning over more than five decades, has offered us a song for every occasion. We have smiled with her songs, sobbed with it, …

My Favourites by Shakeel Badayuni

I was reading about the Filmfare Awards last week, when I came across interesting information about the Hat-tricks in Filmfare Awards. That made me think of Shakeel Badayuni and his 102nd birthday in August. He was the only lyricist from that era to achieve a Hat-trick at the Filmfare Awards. Of course I will detail …