Monday, July 13, 2009

Bimal Roy Birth Centenary

July 12th was Bimal Roy's Birth Centenary..



If you dont already know about Bimal Roy, he was among the most brilliant filmmakers we have seen in the industry. His films (with popcorn) still make better watching than most of the current films. He could entertain and sensitise.. of course, his times were times of idealist cinema.. and he was a cut above..

The birth centenary is a good time to bring out that popcorn.. and treat yourself to some of the best cinema Indian celluloid has seen.. here is the pick-list:
  • Do Beegha Zameen - Inarguably, one of the finest movies ever made.. unfortunately, as relevant today as when it was made..

  • Yahudi - One of his most under rated films..

  • Bandini - Watch this one to see Nutan and to see what a good actress can do with a well crafted character..

  • Madhumati - One of Vaijyanthi Mala's best performances..

  • Devdas (The Dilip Kumar one)

  • Sujata - Who can forget that super romantic.. Jalte hain jis ke liye.. teri aankhon ke diye.. and the untouchability message for which this film is celebrated. However, my favorite part of the film is the song "Bachpan ke din.." for the juxtaposition it presents ... without sermonising..
To see a complete list of his films and to know more, go here.

5 comments:

hitch writer said...

first !

Wonderful movies Bandini and Madhumati... others too but I loved these two...

I also love that song yeh mera deewanapan hai from yahudi...

my space said...

I love jalta hain jiske liye...oooh so romantic!!
i loved sujata...do bheegha zameen always brings to my mind balraj sahni running wth the haathgaadi...

rabbit said...

"Bachpan ke din.." lovely song, as lovely as my bachpan ke din...

nice dedication :)

tc ppl

Onkar said...

I still remember some scenes from Do Bigha Zameen which I saw long back.

Balvinder Singh said...

I have seen some of these movies but never cared to bother about the Director's name. Thanks for this post and the link. These movies and their evergreen songs are a nostalgia.