From Pakeezah to Ishaqzaade, from Shatranj ki Khilari to Umrao Jaan, the great city of Lucknow has made its way to the wonderful world of Hindi films. The tinkle of the ghungroo, bright chandeliers, the soulful strains of the sarangi, the leathery beats of the tabla, the fragrance of incense, courtesans in rich silken graces, night-long mushaira, melt-in-the-mouth kebabs, flaky sheermal and tehzeeb that is as legendary as the mazes in Bhulbhulaiya. String all these together and you are in the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IN one of the opening scenes of Satyajit Ray's masterpiece, Shatranj kay Khilari, the camera pans out to depict the throne of Awadh. The throne is symbolically unoccupied. It's claimant, Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, is introduced by the narrator as the ...DAWN Group, 1 week ago
Pandit Birju Maharaj's performance at Krishnakriti Festival was a rare feat. The maestro recounted his childhood days and also sang Mere Man in raga Patdeep He held the audience spellbound with his rapid footwork, brilliant expressions and ...New Delhi Pioneer, 2 weeks ago
Shabana Azmi in Shyam Benegal's Mandi. Think of Shabana Azmi and images of her roles in off-beat Hindi cinema come to mind. What are today called indie films were those days known as parallel cinema or, in the spirit of the French La Nouvelle ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
Director Sandip Ray opens up on why he chose Satyajit Ray's Badshahi Angti to reboot the Feluda series, his lead actor, shooting in Lucknow and more. The countdown has begun. In a few days, the lid will be lifted off Badshahi Angti — another ...Times of India, 1 month ago
MUMBAI: As friends and fans prepare to observe Farooque Shaikh's first Remembrance Day December 28, the producer who gave him his first break on Doordarshan misses him keenly. Suman Bajaj Kalra may have left Bombay Doordarshan years ago but did the ...Times of India, 1 month ago
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