Sheila Vaz with Shammi Kapoor in ‘Tumsa Nahi Dekha’
You will remember Sheila Vaz as the dancer of the fifties who featured in many hit songs and worked with great directors like Guru Dutt and Raj Kapoor. Originally from Goa but having grown up in Bombay, she featured in many hit films like CID, Shree 420, Tumsa Nahi Dekha, Chote Nawab and Mr and Mrs 55. She quit films after her marriage and currently lives in Mumbai.
Here are some of her most famous songs : Continue reading →
Although Anil Biswas described R C Boral as the ‘Bhishma Pitamah of hindi film music , it would not be wrong to call Biswas as one of the pioneers of orchestral music and playback singing in hindi film songs.
Born on the 7th of July 1914 in Barisal – East Bengal (now in Bangladesh) , Anil Krishna Biswas was fond of music since his childhood days. Although he was very talented , he could not dive into music in his early days. During his matriculation he joined the freedom struggle and was repeatedly jailed for his revolutionary activities.
Amitabh Bachchan visited senior actress Sulochana Latkar on her 86th birthday on 30th July. Along with actresses like Nirupa Roy, Protima Devi , Leela Chitnis , Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote , Kamini Kaushal and Dina Pathak ; Sulochana ji epitomized mother roles in the golden era of Hindi cinema. Continue reading →
I recently came across a picture of the Jankidas Mehra Chowk in Juhu Mumbai (http://arunoday.deviantart.com/art/Jankidas-Mehra-Chowk-29553746).
Having seen Jankidas as the comic face of so many films of the golden era, I have tried to gather some more details about the life of Jankidas – the actor, sportsman and freedom fighter. Continue reading →
Starring – Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha, Waheeda Rehman , Rehman, Jhonny Walker, Kumkum, Tuntun(Uma Devi) and others. Director/Producer – Guru Dutt Writer/Dialogues – Abrar Alvi Lyrics – Sahir Music – S D Burman Cinematography – V K Murthy Continue reading →