Tag Archives: Gajanan Jaagirdar

Ye Kya Jagah Hai Doston, Ye Kaun Sa Dayaar Hai . . .

Umrao Jaan (1981) is based on the novel –  ‘Umrao Jaan Ada’ of Mirza Mohammad Haadi Ruswa. I happened to watch the movie first and read the novel later. And undoubtedly, director Muzaffar Ali’s cinematic version of the story originally written in the … Continue reading

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Cinematic adaptation of legendary writer’s story

Munshi Premchand has been the most respected one among the Hindi fiction writers for over a century. The legendary writer was an idealist in his initial writing days and gradually only he moved towards realism in his creations. One of … Continue reading

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Not Hercule Poirot, it’s Abhi Bhattacharya

Bimal Roy has been a highly revered filmmaker of Bangla and Hindi cinema with classics like Madhumati, Do Bigha Zameen, Bandini and Sujata to his credit. I got surprised when I found his name on the cover of the VCD … Continue reading

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