Progress is there in every field as many people invest their intellect, energy and time in this mission and during this journey a hugely talented person is also associated and this person shines more than all other travellers and K L Saigal has been such a name associated with music in India. For those who have found a fine tuning with his musical heritage his name evokes some special feelings in them. 04.04.1904 is defined as his birthday. No tribute is enough to say something about the ocean of musical legacy he has left for the music lovers.
Amrita Nahata, the producer of Kissa Kursi ka, had written a letter to the LK Advani, who was I&B minister during Janta Party regime. Mr Nahata had demanded a compensation of Rupees 1 Cror if I&B ministry was unable to give him back the print of the original version of Kissa Kursi ka. He went to court also but later he withdrew the case.
A remarkable film of Gulzar, showing the dysfunctional relationship of a couple. Aarti(Suchitra Sen), a politician and J.K(Sanjeev Kumar), a hotel manager meet after 9 years , when Aarti comes to Allahabad to contest an election and their past starts affecting their present. Aandhi presents a good tale about relationship and it is one of the hindi films which covers electroal politics in a detailed manner.
This is hard for a lover of Indian film music not to like this song of Teen Deviyan, composed by SD Burman, sung by Mohd. Rafi and written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. Rafi has sung some of his sweetest hearing songs for Dev Anand under the guidance of SD Burman.
Actor Chris O'Donnell, who played Charlie, the young companion of Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, says it all. How an actor playing a blind person can praise performances of other actors playing some characters in a film? A good actor can not do that. Because he is so immersed in his blindness that he can not see other actors performing. That is the best compliment one actor ever can get and Al Pacino gets this complement from his fellow actors working in Scent of a Woman!
This romantic song is a unique song in many aspects. Pancham has used only string based musical instruments. Dialogues and lyrics are intermingled and on screen synchronization of Dhamendra and Hema Malini is a thing to watch. Bhupinder sings for Dharmendra in such a way as if he has been singing for him forever. http://www.cinemanthan.info/index.php/2011/05/ekheekhwab/
In an audition (1947) Marlon Brando was given portions written for the film "Rebel without a cause". Later script was re-written and film was released in 1955. Main role was enacted by James Dean. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lRdkNGDcY
Jagte Raho (1956) was the 2nd film (after Aah 1953) produced by Raj Kapoor's RK Films, which was not directed by Raj Kapoor. He gave direction to Shambhu & Amit Mitra of IPTA. Film was a unique experiment in those days and it still retains its experimental value. With urbanization a danger comes before the man that he not only can lose his identity but human values also in the jungle of concrete. This very good film had an equally good music composed by Salil Chaudhary. This was also a different decision for RK films because Barsat onwards Shankar-Jaikishan had become the permanent MDs at RK studio.
In Breezy, Clint Eastwood directs first time a love story. This is a love story between a man in his 50s and a girl of 17-18. Clint gets success in establishing the love factor in such an unusual love story. He makes it convincing.
This is some cinematic sequence. This brings some super dramatic moments in the film before it ends. This single scene shows the world how people just bow before the might of the powerful people and let them destroy the career, talent and soul of innocent and courageous people. A marvelous performance was given by Al Pacino as Colonel Frank Slade, in Scent of a Woman (1992). One has to see him to know how to play a blind person while keeping the eyes open and naked (without sun glasses). He got an Oscar for it.
Marlon Brando refused to accept the prestigious Oscar award to show his support to the Native American Indians and to register his protest against the injustice done to Native Americans (Indians) by successive immigrants. He protested the way Hollywood presented Native Americans in the films. Native American Sacheen Littlefeather attended the Oscar award ceremony on behalf of Marlon Brando. Great Actor was a great activist and great human being also.