Revisiting the Classic: Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam

Sahib Biwi aur Ghulam- the classic based on a novel by acclaimed Bengali writer Bimal Mitra- must be finest Hindi cinema of the century that highlights the decline of wealthy aristocracy and the rise of working class in colonial Bengal. Released in 1962, the movie shows the contrast in two social classes through the character of Bhootnath- a young lower middle class  servant in the … Continue reading Revisiting the Classic: Saheb Biwi aur Ghulam

Book Review: Meena Kumari by Vinod Mehta

Meena Kumari – A Classic Biography – A book review Meena Kumari (born as Mahjabeen Bano) – the greatest actress of Indian cinema. Often portrayed as the sad, lonely, betrayed, unloved, and suffering woman (at least that is the picture we get of her). Oh! how can one forget her role of “Choti Bahu” in Sahib, Biwi and Ghulam – that woman desperate for her husband’s love. Whatever role she … Continue reading Book Review: Meena Kumari by Vinod Mehta