Deewaar: Amitabh Bachchan’s career-defining performance is deeply moving in its truthfulness and electrifying in its theatricality

Amitabh Bachchan, India's greatest movie superstar and one of its greatest screen actors, was born on October 11, 1942. Celebrating Bachchan's 78th birthday with some thoughts on his greatest screen performance from Deewaar (1975). Amitabh Bachchan's performance in Deewaar (1975) is one of the greatest in mainstream Indian cinema, if not the greatest. When i … Continue reading Deewaar: Amitabh Bachchan’s career-defining performance is deeply moving in its truthfulness and electrifying in its theatricality

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar: Exploring Bachchan’s ‘Devdas’ through its gorgeous songs.

Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas has been adapted multiple times for the screen . The first one was with K.L.Sehgal in the lead. The most popular one is with Dilip Kumar playing the eponymous hero , which is considered one of the greatest screen performances. There was a Telugu version with A. Nageshwara Rao in the … Continue reading Muqaddar Ka Sikandar: Exploring Bachchan’s ‘Devdas’ through its gorgeous songs.

Kaala Patthar: Amitabh Bachchan is Gritty, Grungy and Great in this Salim-Javed scripted disaster drama

Amitabh Bachchan and Salim Javed are like our Olivier and Shakespeare .They are the greatest Actor - Writer collaboration in Hindi film history. Even in world cinema, it's rare to find a combo like this, who practically came up together, each complementing the other. They brought in a completely new aesthetic to Hindi films which … Continue reading Kaala Patthar: Amitabh Bachchan is Gritty, Grungy and Great in this Salim-Javed scripted disaster drama

Sharaabi : Amitabh Bachchan is Intoxicating

India has never seen a bigger  movie star than Amitabh Bachchan. His first movie performance was in Saath Hindustani released in 1969, which means, that this is his 50th year as a movie actor. To commemorate this auspicious moment. i intend to write a series of pieces on my favorite films of his. I start with Sharaabi, as … Continue reading Sharaabi : Amitabh Bachchan is Intoxicating

Amitabh Bachchan in Don and Mohanlal in Chithram: Two Superstars, Two seminal Films, Two Iconic roles

Amitabh Bachchan’s Don and Mohanlal’s Chithram, 2 Iconic films of  the 2 most beloved superstars as well as the greatest actors of the country celebrate their 40th and 30th anniversary respectively this year. Here is a look back Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal made their debut in movies almost a decade apart. Bachchan in 1969 with … Continue reading Amitabh Bachchan in Don and Mohanlal in Chithram: Two Superstars, Two seminal Films, Two Iconic roles

Amar Akbar Anthony – Mother India’s children

This was my ode to Amar Akbar Anthony, one of the greatest masala films ever made. Particularly poignant due to the recent death of Actor and Screenwriter Kader Khan who was one of the creative forces behind this film To talk about the greatness of Amar Akbar Anthony is to talk about the genius of Manmohan Desai. … Continue reading Amar Akbar Anthony – Mother India’s children