Shree 420 (Mister 420) is a morality tale on the importance of living an honest life and the difficulty of succeeding in a big city, specifically Mumbai (or Bombay as it was known then).
The 1955 film sees Raj Kapoor play an honest tramp arriving in Mumbai from Allahabad. Tricked and robbed, he joins the destitute and unemployed who sleep by the roadside. 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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