The changing colour of Hindi cinema


2 I am watching films since the days of Dilip Kumar . Late V. Shantaram’s “ Mousi ” and Prasad Productions’ “ Sasural ” were the films , which I watched in my childhood days and still remember .

 I watched almost all films of  Dilip Kumar , Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand . Later on during my college days I was introduced to the films of K. L. Sehgal , Moti Lal and Ashok Kumar and I watched many of them . My interest in films refuses to subside even now .

From the golden Dilip Kumar era to the magical Amitabh Bachchan era , films had a set format .  When Mr. Bachchan moved to mature roles , for few years anarchy reigned supreme . Any wannabe jumped in the fray and sullied already muddled water of cinema .

My heart sank at the prospect of the imminent death of cinema . The great Dilip Kumar retired , The enchanting Amitabh Bachchan getting old , singing legends Mohd. Rafi , Mukesh , and Kishor Kumar, all dead , The ethereal Lata Mangeshkar not singing anymore , unless a director of the caliber of Yash Chopra himself ushering her in the recording studio . All the beauties , Nargis , Madhubala , Meena Kumari , Suraiya and Nutan  are also gone . So. I always thought , where are we heading ? Would one day  , I would be sitting and writing
a requiem of Hindi cinema ?

Then one day I watched “ Black Friday ” and my perception changed . Here was a director , who is new , brilliant and willing to tread a new path . I had watched his “ Panch ” also at Tejaswini Kolhapure’s house . Then came      “ Dev D ” and now “ Gulal ” . I regained my lost faith in Hindi cinema . It is in safer hands . It is in the hands of few brave new directors , who know their job and Mr. Anurag Kashyap is one of them .

Vidur
www.vidur.co.in

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