A Poet, A Revolutionary | Mohammad Asim Siddiqui


“Kar Chale Hum Fida Jan-o-Tan Saathiyo , Ab Tumhare Havale Watan Saathiyo”, wrote Kaifi Azmi for Chetan Anand’s 1964 film “Haqeeqat”. The patriotic song, immortalized by the inimitable voice of Mohammad Rafi, inspires everyone in the country on the Independence Day and the Republic Day. His song “Chalte Chalte Yunhi Koi Mil Gaya Tha” (“Pakeezah”) captures … [READ MORE…]

Meaningful, Not Preachy | Deepak Mahaan


Hindi films may be faulted for a thousand crimes but you cannot blame them for lacking in secularism. Our screen tales may be sordid, indecent or even ludicrous at times yet one has to admit that even in the worst periods of frenzied violence and senseless polarisation, their message has explicitly been in favour of … [READ MORE…]