kishore kumar

Remembering the multifaceted Kishore Kumar

Remembering the multifaceted Kishore Kumar

August 4, 2019

When melodies of the past are talked about, mention of the multifaceted Kishore Kumar is inevitable. While he had aced acting, directing, producing, writing as well as singing, his evergreen compositions are enjoyed by people from all generations, even today. Here are a few chapt...

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The Bollywood rhapsody

The Bollywood rhapsody

February 2, 2018

India has eras of filmi (movie-specific) music, and Bollywood stuck with its dance routines and musical numbers in movies, in contrast to western cinema. We discover how this characteristic companion works well for the audience targeted. The film rolls, animating the screen, whi...

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Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business

Guffaw versus Giggle: Women in India’s Funny Business

September 17, 2016

India’s comedy heritage is one that can be celebrated with as much ease as its tradition of music, dance, films, art and architecture. Right from Akbar’s court jester, Birbal to the modern greats like Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Mukhri, Keshto Mukherjee, Johnny Walker, Johnny Le...

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