Remembering Joy Mukherjee on his 9th death anniversary (09/03). He became a heartthrob thanks to his matinee idol good looks. In this photo, he is with Dev Anand and Shammi Kapoor. What are your favorite Joy Mukherjee films?
“Aurat ne janam diya mardo ko, mardo ne use bajar diya Jab jee chaha masla kuchla, jab jee chaaha dutkar diya”
Tributes to India’s eternal poet Sahir Ludhianvi on his birth centenary.
Sahir has the greatest relevance today than ever before. What are your favorite Sahir songs?
Remembering Sunder, one of Hindi cinema’s versatile supporting actors, on his 29th death anniversary today.
A versatile supporting actor, Sunder could be found in most Hindi films of the 1950s to the 1970s. Most often than not, he was the comic relief. Some of his notable Hindi films include Seema (1955), Howrah Bridge (1958), Solva Saal (1958), Apne Huye Paraye (1964), Phool Aur Patthar (1966), and Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (1966). He also lent his voice as a playback singer for the films Zid (1945), Chandni Chowk (1954), and Mastana (1954) among others.
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).