Channel 4’s begins a short Dev Anand season on Saturday with the film noir-style Baazi (The Gamble).
Baazi was the directorial debut of Guru Dutt, subsequently himself a noted actor, and stars Anand as a small-time gambler who struggles to make ends meet.
His sister has TB and is in the care of his sweetheart, Dr Rajni (Kalpana Kartik, whom Anand later married). Continue reading
Film poster for Mahal (1949)
Indian cinema has again returned to UK television as Channel Four kicks off another season of Bollywood films.
For the last 28 years the channel has provided a masala mix of Indian films from Mumbai and beyond. This time around it’s a 12 film season focused on early Bollywood classics.
It kicked off last week with the first two films, but before that the scene was set with The Golden Years of Indian Cinema, a 75-minute special from Movie Mahal, the Indian cinema series from the late 1980s. Continue reading
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