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Aankhen

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Bollywood Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Aankhen deserves its place in this collection both in its own right as one of the most successful Hindi films of all time and as an example of one of the most popular comedy teams of the 1990s, the pairing of the star Govinda...

Achhut kanya

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Bombay Talkies (1934-54), founded by the western-educated and trained couple, Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani, nurtured major talents, including Gyan Mukherjee, Manto, Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Kamal Amrohi and Dilip Kumar. It was noted for its...

Ardh satya

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...One of the best police films of Indian cinema, whose realistic and gritty style and depiction of the links between the police, gangsters and politicians set the style for the whole genre of police and gangster films that became popular...

Kaagaz ke phool

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...This is often said to the be the film that marked Guru Dutt’s mental decline towards suicide, as its failure at the box office led to his refusal to direct another film. Many believe that he actually directed Sahib bibi aur ghulam (1961...

Kabhi kabhie

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Yash Chopra was making Deewaar at the same time as Kabhi kabhie and was working with some of the same cast. In Kabhi kabhie, this included actors who had worked across several decades, from the veteran (Waheeda Rehman) to the very young...

Upkar

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Upkar, one of the most successful Hindi films of all time, winner of Filmfare Awards and many National Awards, established its director and star as a major figure of Indian cinema and creator of a subgenre of Indian patriotic films of which...

Angoor

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Gulzar has been a major presence in the film industry for over forty years as a writer of stories, lyrics and dialogues as well as a director (including Mere apne [1971], Koshish [1973] and Maachis [1996]). Although a Punjabi (real name...

Aradhana

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Aradhana is one of Hindi cinema’s most popular musical romances and established Rajesh Khanna as the great romantic hero of his generation.Airforce pilot Arun (Rajesh Khanna) falls in love with Vandana (Sharmila Tagore) and they have...

Purab aur pachhim

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Although other films had already raised the issue of Indians in the diaspora, this film remains one of the most memorable even today. Following the early Indian nationalists, India, while lacking economic advantages, is seen as ’spiritual’,...

Sahib bibi aur ghulam

Rachel Dwyer

Rachel Dwyer is Professor of Indian Cultures and Cinema at SOAS, University of London, UK. Her many publications include Bollywood’s India: Hindi cinema as a guide to contemporary India (2014); What do Hindus believe? (2008) Filming the Gods: Religion and Indian Cinema (2006); the BFI Screen Guide 100 Bollywood Films (2005) and a volume on Yash Chopra in the BFI’s ‘World Directors’ series (2002). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Bollywood Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2005

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...The failure of Kaagaz ke phool meant that Abrar Alvi, who wrote the screenplay and dialogues, takes credit for direction, although many think Guru Dutt himself directed this film, based on Bimal Mitra’s Bengali novel.Bhootnath (Guru Dutt...