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Monday, November 28, 2005

IFFI salutes Hrishida

The IFFI (International film festival of India) saluted the legendary hindi film director - Hrishikesh Mukherjee by screening seven of his films in the festival being held at Goa. They couldn't have made a better decision.

Hrishida was a master craftsmen of meaningful cinema. His simple stories woven around middle class families cover a gamut of genre like Humor,family, melodrama & suspense.Most of his heroes & heroines are ordinary people with extra-ordinary qualities ( much like hrishida himself).

He is one of my favorite directors and I adore his films like Anand,Golmaal,Chupke Chupke,Khubsoorat,Anupama,Satyakam,Bawarchi,Abhimaan,Anari. The most amazing thing about hrishida is the fact that he could make laugh-riots like Golmaal & Chupke Chupke yet at the same time make a serious movie like Anand or Anupama. The other incredible thing is the amount of great performances he has extracted from commercial stars like Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rekha, Sharmila Tagore and Jaya Bachchan. He has also worked with a variety of music directors like Shankar-Jaikishan,S.D.Burman,Pt.Ravishankar,Salilda,Madan Mohan & R.D.Burman.

He would weave magic out of a simple story.Bollywood desperately needs such film-makers.I salute Hrishida !


  • Absolutely,Hrishida must be saluted, the most forgetable film ive seen of his is 'jooth bole kawa kaate' (apparently the trilogy to his golmal and naram garam films with palekar and dutt). Hope Hrishida has atleast one more classic left in him.

    By Blogger Abhishek Chatterjee, at 1:20 AM  

  • Its ok lah. I haven't seen that movie but to judge hiim by that is a gross blunder.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 9:23 PM  

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