22 years of……RANGEELA

Ram Gopal Verma’s Rangeela released on this day in 1995. The movie marked Urmila Matondkar’s debut as a leading actress, had the best foot-tapping music, had Jackìe shroff in his most stylish avatar and Aamir Khan showing signs of a ‘method actor’ Advertisements

Actress Kalpana gave Shammi Kapoor a tough competition when it came to her dance moves in the song Main Chali Main Chali from Professor (1962)

“HAWK-EYE”

Howard Hawks achieved a rare feat by directing movies in almost all the genres. He directed the best Gangster movie (Scarface – 1932), The best Screwball Comedy (His Girl Friday – 1940), The best Western (Red River – 1948), The best Film-noire (The Big Sleep – 1946), The best Musical (Gentlemen Prefer Blonds – 1953)…

The Jovial Kind…

Audrey Hepburn was all royalty. She will always be embedded in our hearts as the Princess from Roman Holiday (1953) or a potential Model in Funny Face (1957) or the Socialite from Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961). But in a career spanning over 34 movies she had her share of dramatic performances that stood out. Today,…

Dancing …in the Rain!

Stanley Donen started off as a choreographer in the early 40s. His skills as a Director of dance sequences eventually culminated into a full-fledged Director of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. His put his ‘best foot forward’ with movies like On the Town (1949), Royal Wedding (1951), Singing in the Rain (1952), Seven…

“The Royal Bride….”

Jane Powell may not have a long line-up of movies to boast about but she did enjoy her share of popularity with her performance in musicals throughout the 40s and 50s. Two such outstanding movies were Royal Wedding (1951) and Seven  Brides for Seven Brothers (1954).  Here seen performing “Open your Eyes” with the man…

Dirty Dancing….Anybody ??

Calling La La Land a musical wouldn’t be fair to all those musicals that we have enjoyed for decades now. Hollywood had been adding music to its movies since 1927 when The Jazz Singer hit the screen, but it was the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers pairing that received universal attention in the form of classics like The Gay Divorcee (1934), Roberta (1935), Top…