The Quintessential Common Man



A Tribute to Two Great Actors.

Guru Dutt’s death anniversary falls on 10th October

Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday on 11th October

It was on the 10th October in 1964 that the whole nation was shocked to hear about the sudden and tragic death of the great stalwart of Hindi cinema Guru Dutt, at a very young age of thirty-nine. His fame rested on three films “Pyaasa’ ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ and ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’, and it is so ironical that it was just these three films that made him; marred him; ruined him and made him world-famous. Read More…

Posted in Article, Causes at October 9th, 2012. No Comments.

His Last Journey – An Ego Trip

So much has been said and written about Rajesh Khanna ever since he passed away on 18 July. Agreed that he was the first superstar of India cinema; that he gave fifteen super hits in a span of two years; and that his movies have given us some of the best Hindi songs; but so much of over kill! As I watched and read whatever people had to say, I had decided not to write anything about him; though so many thoughts had been crossing my mind. But then I happened to listen to his last recorded message which he addressed to his fans; and which was played at his last prayer meeting, that I changed my mind, and hence this piece.

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Posted in Article, Causes at July 26th, 2012. No Comments.