Tag Archives: Hindi

Cristina Hanes & Isabella Rinaldi & Arya Rothe – A Rifle and a Bag (2020)

After years of fighting in the Naxalite guerrilla for the rights of the Indian tribes, Somi and her husband, handed over their rifles and surrendered in front of the State. They are now sharing a settlement with other former fighters, in an attempt to become civilians and grant their son a future. Read More »

Amit Dutta – Sonchidi- The Golden Bird (2011)

Two travelers journey in search of a flying-craft that can deliver them from this world to other dimensions of existence, all the while voicing and recording their memories and thoughts. Read More »

Raj Kapoor – Mera Naam Joker aka My Name is Joker (1970)

Winner of 5 Filmfare Awards: Best Cinematography – Color (Radhu Karmakar); Best Director (Raj Kapoor), Best Music Director (Ravi Shankar); Best Playback Singer – Male (Manna Dey for the song “Ay bhai zara dekh ke chalo”); Best Sound Recordist (Allauddin Khan Qureshi)

Mera Naam Joker is a film about a clown who must make his audience laugh at the cost of his own sorrows. The film is reportedly inspired by Raj Kapoor’s own life and the clown an allegory for his own life as an actor. Read More »

Raj Kapoor – Sangam aka A Meeting of Souls (1964)

Winner of 4 Filmfare Awards: Best Actress (Vyjayantimala), Best Director (Raj Kapoor), Best Editor (Raj Kapoor), Best Sound Recordist (Allaudin).

Ganga, Jamuna, Saraswati, three sacred rivers in India, meet at Allahbad, and this meeting place is known as Sangam.

Sunder (Raj Kapoor), Gopal (Rajendra Kumar) and Radha (Vyjayantimala) are three childhood friends. Read More »

Mira Nair – The Namesake (2006)

American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family’s unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways. Read More »

Raj Kapoor – Barsaat aka Rain (1949)

Plot summary:
Two friends from the city with contrasting beliefs about love take their annual holiday in the country. One is a “love ’em and leave ’em” philanderer, the other is waiting for Miss Right. Whilst Gopal (Premnath) callously uses and then discards Neela (Nimmi), the sensitive Pran (Raj Kapoor) finds the love of his life when he meets Reshma (Nargis). But for neither man will the the consequences of these meetings be without anguish. Read More »

Raj Kapoor – Aag aka Fire (1948)

In Raj Kapoor’s own words, Aag is “the story of youth consumed by the desire for a brighter and more intense life.” Kewal and Nimmi are childhood sweethearts who share a passion for theatre. They promise each other that when they grow up, they will together start their own theatre company, an unfulfilled dream as Nimmi and her parents move to another town. Years later, two young men Rajan (Prem Nath) and Kewal (Raj Kapoor) revive an old theatre that closed down. One day, a young destitute girl (Nargis) comes to the theatre and begins to act in Kewal’s plays. Fascinated by her, Kewal names her Nimmi. But when he discovers that Rajan is also in love with her, he steps aside only to realize that Nimmi loves him….Aag was the debut of Raj Kapoor’s astounding career as one of Indian cinema’s most illustrious directors and was the first time Nargis and Raj Kapoor came together as a romantic on-screen couple. Read More »