Adurthi Subba Rao, or A. Subba Rao as he was commonly referred to in the credit titles of his Tamil and Hindi films, was one of the most successful filmmakers, who sadly didn't get the recognition he deserved. He made movies in his mother-tongue ... The Hindu, 6 days ago
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A photo of the master composer Naushad. Naushadnama: The Life and Music of Naushad Raju Bharatan Hay House Publishers Rs 599, PP356 For an entire generation, Naushad was the master composer. While Baiju Bawra and Mughal-e-Azam are considered ...Hindustan Times, 3 weeks ago
Henry Fonda, Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer in War and Peace. In those days in the fifties and sixties, Moulvi Bazar of Dacca (Dhaka) had a cinema hall named Taj Mahal. It screened English movies in the morning show on weekly holidays. A ticket for ...Bangladesh Daily Star, 4 weeks ago
A lot has been written about Indian cinema in the past hundred years. Capturing its success through the stars, stories, dialogue or songs in syrupy and spicy books.But very little has been said about the music directors, who score the music and give ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
A homesick Pathan in a Calcutta jail hums a slow, mournful chant pining for his faraway country, Ae mere pyaare watan, in the 1961 film, Kabuliwalla. He imagines it as a loving embrace of a mother at times, and at times as a haunting memory of a ...Business Standard India, 1 month ago
I'll remember him fondly. He was a disciplined, dignified and a no-nonsense person. He was so gracious, he would praise everyone whole-heartedly. He was a vibrant person with a lot of passion for music. I had performed with him twice ? once in Dubai ...Calcutta Telegraph, 1 month ago
He was the last surviving great from the age when melody was king. A remarkably modest man, PRABODH CHANDRA (MANNA) DEY wore his status as legend very lightly. Despite rendering over 4,000 memorable numbers in many languages, especially Hindi and ...New Delhi Pioneer, 1 month ago
Many ancient arts in India are breathing their last today. One among them happens to be sandalwood craft. Carving figures out of this soft but heavenly scented wood has been in practice for millennia, but is now fading thanks to lack of artistes and adequate ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Indian nightingale Lata Mangeshkar turned 84 on September 28. But celebrations were the last thing on her mind. It has been a hard year: her elder sister Meena's husband passed away recently, while younger sister Asha Bhosle lost her daughter Varsha ...Bangladesh Daily Star, 2 months ago
Yesteryear Bollywood icon Raj Kapoor is a hot favourite in Russia but "disco dancer" Mithun Chakraborty is not far behind, as the countrys love affair with Indian movies is still very much alive. Bollywood continues to inspire and entertain many Russians and ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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