indian cinema Archive


Unrequited love against the backdrop of gorgeous contours and colours of the desert. Yashraj Films’ Lamhe brings this imagery to life with finesse. This 1991 film directed and produced by Yash Chopra is a tribute to love, passion and relationships. The story by Honey Irani is a rather unique one defying societal norms and conventions.

Guddi (1971)

Guddi is the story of a naïve school girl played by Jaya Bhaduri. She lives blissfully in a non-descript town with her family. Her small, happy world consists of her father, brother, bhabhi and, above all, day-dreams of film star Dharmendra. Besotted with Dharmendra, imagining herself as Meera to Dharmendra’s Krishna, Guddi mistakes her dreamy

Bawarchi (1972)

Would it be so strange if a cook spouted life philosophy and shared sublime thought? It would? Then all you have to do is watch Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Bawarchi. True to Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s style of storytelling, the film is set in an Indian town which could be just about anywhere. Bawarchi is a clean, light-hearted film

Buddha Mil Gaya

It doesn’t take megastars, glamour or foreign locales for a film to keep the viewer glued. Director Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Buddha Mil Gaya proves this and more. Intriguing plot, simple, endearing and earthy characters, efficient storytelling and heart-warming musical score makes this rather lesser-known Hrishida film. A strong story, simple execution yet a movie that keeps

Sholay – the tallest edifice in Indian movie history

A train rolls into a station, the steam engine chugging to a halt. An unremarkable spot in the Indian hinterland, this could be anywhere. A police officer disembarks, gets on a horse and barrels away into the expanse. Here begins the tale of perhaps the greatest Indian movie made. Sholay – the tallest edifice in