Remembering Sridevi, the brightest star of the Indian film galaxy on her 3rd death anniversary. Director P. Bharathiraja, Sridevi, and Amol Palekar during the shoot of Solva Sawan (1979), Sridevi’s first Hindi feature film as a heroine. What are your favorite Sridevi films?
“Achaa ji main haari, chalo maan jaao naa,
Dekhi sabaki yaari, meraa dil jalaao naa”
Today marks the 52nd death anniversary of Madhubala, the most beautiful actress to ever grace the Indian screen. Madhubala was innumerable admirers’ epitome of love and beauty. Sadly, the iconic star died young — but left an indelible mark in the minds of people, nevertheless.
What are your favorite Madhubala songs?
Remembering I S Johar on his birth anniversary.
Johar acted in numerous Hindi films and played cameos in international films such as Harry Black, North West Frontier, Lawrence of Arabia, and Death on the Nile, etc.
Mehmood and I S Johar in ‘Johar-Mehmood in Goa’ (1965).
Tributes to the doyen of Hindustani Classical music, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, on his 99th birth anniversary today. A doyen of the Kirana Gharana, he was renowned for the ‘khayal’ form of singing, as well as for his bhajans and abhangs.
Here is a rare photo of Music Director Shankar, Lyricist Shailendra, Bhimsen Joshi, Manna Dey, Music Director Jaikishan and Music Assistant Dattaram at the rehearsal of the song “Ketaki Gulaab Juhi Champakaban Phoole” from ‘Basant Bahar’ (1956).
Today is the 39th death anniversary of M B Shetty.
Muddu Babu Shetty, aka Shetty, was a stuntman and action choreographer cum actor in 1970s Hindi cinema. He ruled as an action director, doing over 700 films, including cult films like Don, The Great Gambler, Trishul, and Deewar.
In this photo, Moushumi Chatterjee combing his hair.
Steven Spielberg called him the greatest villain in the world. And few would dispute this statement. With big Gothic eyes, a baritone voice, and a good physique, Amrish Puri had evil written all over his face.
Remembering Amrish Puri on his 16th death anniversary.
In this photo, he is with his family.
What are your favorite Amrish Puri roles?