Nostalgic vintage Bollywood ...
Actor par excellence :Sanjeev Kumar
The Khans clan
Youth icon : Rhishi Kapoor
The Music Composers
Playboy Joy Mukherjee
Handsome persona : Shashi kapoor
Debonair Dev Anand
The Thespian :Dilip Kumar
Blue eyed Angel :Raj Kapoor
SAPNON ka Raahi :Rajesh Khanna
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Remembering Kalyanji Virji Shah of music composers Kalyanji-Anandji on his death anniversary. The two brothers migrated from Kutch to Girgaon in Mumbai and helped run their family provision store, before Kalyanji debuted as Hemant Kumar's assistant. Their debut movie as composer was Parasmani which was a raging hit. From there, KA duo never looked back and gave many musical gems that still enthral the listeners.
Yamla Jat is a pre-partition Punjabi film directed by Moti B. Gidwani, released in 1940. It starred M. Ismail, Noor Jehan and Pran in lead roles. The music is composed by Ghulam Haider and lyrics written by Wali Sahib for playback singers Noor Jehan and others
The story goes that Dharmendra tried to flirt with Tanuja while shooting the film. The shocked Tanuja was so enraged that she slapped Dharmendra and threatened to tell his wife about his flirting. Ashamed Dharmendra begged Tanuja to forgive him and persuaded her to tie rakhee thread.
In 1976, while he was on tour in a city in America, he suddenly suffered a heart attack during a concert. On August 27, Mukesh suddenly left this world. Bollywood was deeply shocked by his sudden passing. No one could believe that Mukesh would leave like this. However, his death had given the deepest shock to Raj Kapoor. When Raj Kapoor came to know about Mukesh's death, he said, 'Now my voice is gone...'.
In Hindi cinema, the 1950s is considered to be the Golden Era and even in an era dominated by such forces as Raj Kapoor, V Shantaram, Bimal Roy, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, B R Chopra, and Mehboob Khan, the name 'Guru Dutt' was spoken with respect. Of course, like the filmmaker he's most often compared to — Orson Welles — Dutt's work started getting its due only after his tragic death.
In one of his rare forays into comedy, Sunil Dutt played Waheeda Rehman’s suitor in Ek Phool Char Kante (1960), who has to impress each of her four uncles in order to marry her. The task is Herculean. If one uncle (Dhumal) believes that piety and belief in Hindu mythology makes for a good husband, another (Rashid Khan) believes that only a fit man proficient in yoga is the perfect ‘Mr Right’ for his niece. If the third geezer (David) wants the man in question to be an actor par excellence, the
The plot of the movie is absolutely modern and was much ahead of its times when it was made in 1965. All characters in the movie are contemporary and fresh. The movie is clean and engaging. Dev Anand is not three timing or fooling his heroines. One is homely, one is an actress and one is a high society woman. The high society woman also promises Devdutt a brilliant career, yet, Dev does not go astray. Climax, shot in color, reveals to whom Dev marries finally. A film not to miss...
Onscreen, Jeevan may be making the life of hero, heroine and their families a hell, but the above snap reveals the kinder side of his persona. He was truly a family man. As per his admission in Tabassum's " Phool khile hai Gulshan Gulshan", Jeevan played the character of Narad Muni 49 times. The record that remains unbroken till date.
From essaying the strict, yet soft-hearted ‘bauji’ in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ to playing the villain ‘Mogambo’ in ‘Mr India’, Amrish Puri acted in more than 400 films in his over three-decade career. His classic dialogues like, "Mogambo khush hua" and 'Aao kabhi haveli pe" are still remembered by his fans. But did you know that Puri once acted in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones’ movie? Yes. Steven Spielberg himself said that Amrish is greatest villain in the world. How very true..!!
Talat had come to Hindi film industry to become actors. His looks being better he got chance to act in films Maalik and Waris (opp. Suraiyya), Sone ki chidiyan (Nutan), Dil e Naadan and Lala Rukh (SHYAMA), एक Gaon ki Kahani (Mala Sinha), Dak Babu (Nadira). All these films flopped on box office. Realising that acting is not his cup of tea, Talat turned to singing and rest is history
In some 400 films over more than six decades, the suave and stylish Mr. Sikand, known professionally by his first name only, played a wide range of roles. But he was best known for the air of menace he brought to his evil characters. His approach to those roles, beginning in the late 1940s, had no precedent in Hindi cinema. Villains of the black-and-white era were usually caricatures, but Mr. Sikand introduced a measure of complexity and even humor.
Zanjeer was a trendsetter film. It replaced romance with violence in Bollywood. An angry young man with grudge against the corrupt society became a popular theme later on. Amitabh's role was initially offered to eccentric Rajkumar who refused it. It then was offered to Dharmendra, Devanand. Both refused it (No song to Hero). Finally Pran suggested Amitabh's name. The rest is history