Book Review – Kanan Devi – The First Superstar of Indian Cinema by Mekhala Sengupta

I came across this book sometime last year when I was trying to educate myself on the early days of Indian cinema. Since my interest in Indian cinema is in movies from 1950s and onwards, when it comes to the two preceding decades, barring certain iconic names such as K.L. Saigal, Pankaj Mullick, Devika Rani, … More Book Review – Kanan Devi – The First Superstar of Indian Cinema by Mekhala Sengupta

Ziddi (1964)

I have been meaning to restart this blog for a while – the hiatus, as before, was entirely unplanned – as work and other real-life matters took up much precedence. Many unfinished drafts later, finally back here with a movie review. ¬†Why this movie? I read Asha Parekh’s autobiography, The Hit Girl some months back … More Ziddi (1964)