From his score for Ghungroo Ki Awaaz, Rahul Dev Burman creates this sinking-into-despair beauty that’s tightly knit into a musical form.
Writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane delivers a meditative, poignant take on the quest for perfection. We may not find it where we want it.
Rahul Dev Burman ensures even teetotallers partake this heady concoction. Frankly, he leaves us no choice.
Geeta Dutt’s vocals exude an enigmatic lightness of being that’s also responsible for stirring up those unknown connections.
Anand Bakshi pens the past, present, future that Laxmikant-Pyarelal set to a haunting movement. Kishore Kumar doesn’t sing. He singes.
On Kishore Kumar’s birthday, on this Friendship day, and on Pancham day (which happens to be every day), it’s time to toast and cut the cake.
A snazzily romantic, tense number from ‘Raksha’ revisited (and rewritten). Happy birthday, Pancham.
In a movie that runs for a considerable length of time, director Zoya Akhtar creates story arcs that rivet you and stay with you long after you’ve left the cinema hall. And she’s supported by a stunning casting coup. Every one of her actor seamlessly flows into the director’s vision of rebellion and flight of ambition, even if their runway’s paved with hopelessness.
As we constantly stare at glowing screens right from the time we rub open our bleary eyes until […]
[I wrote a mildly modified version of this piece in the Pancham group on Facebook as part of […]