aansoo ban gaye phool (1969) – tears and flowers

Helen first appears in ‘Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool‘ as a demure Neelam, 3rd wife of Shambhu (Pran), visiting Vidyanand’s house. Shambhu and Vidyanand (Ashok Kumar) are childhood friends. Seeing her with her sari pallu over her head, handbag crooked into her arm, I’m wondering if she is going to dance in the film, and how. Much later, Shambhu who is a con man, surviving by … Continue reading aansoo ban gaye phool (1969) – tears and flowers

jagriti (1954) – the wake up call is too loud

1954 was a good year for child artiste Rattan Kumar. He had major roles in two films made that year, ‘Boot Polish’ and ‘Jagriti‘. Both won the Filmfare Best Movie Awards, the first in 1954 and the second in 1956. The first film made by Prakash Arora is more entertaining than the second made by Satyen Bose which is rather preachy. Ajay (Rajkumar Gupta) plays … Continue reading jagriti (1954) – the wake up call is too loud