The third installment of Channel 4’s short season of Bollywood films from the year 1960 will be shown on Sunday 9 May from 11.50pm.
Bimal Roy’s Parakh is a satire on the corrupting nature of money, and how it can also bring out the best in people.
When a postmaster receives a cheque to give to “the most honest man in the village” it turns the community upside down.
- Parakh – Sunday 9 May, 23:50-02:25
Channel 4 is shortly to celebrate Indian films made 50 years with a brief season of pictures all released in 1960.
It will take in Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai, Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Barsaat Ki Raat and Parakh.
The UK television station says its aim with this season is to showcase the cinematic variety of actors Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt, and directors PL Santoshi and Bimal Roy.
The first two films in the run are:
- Chaudhvin ka Chand – Monday 3 May, 00:10-03:00
- Jis Desh Main Ganga Behti Hai – Tuesday 4 May, 00:45-03:45