A story of brothers divided, Gunga Jumna was written and produced by one of its star Dilip Kumar.
From the start it’s a different sort of film to most of those shown in Channel 4’s Movie Mahal season last year. In colour, with outside location shots, more than anything it struck me as a comparatively modern film.
This was reinforced by its coreographed dances which, though shot outside and without today’s MTV values, seemed recognisably ‘Bollywood’. 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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