Simply 'Hrishida' to many, he has become a synonym for clean and intelligent comedies and the so-called middle-of-the-road cinema that audiences still can't get enough of. What unique charms do Gol Maal, Chupke Chupke, Anand and Bawarchi possess that they never go out of fashion? A fan attempts to find out.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Anand released 47 years ago on this date. While all the songs of the film are gorgeous, Yogesh's "Kahin Door Jab" best sets the mood of the 1971 classic. The song was sung by Mukesh, who was popular for crooning dark tunes.
Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s (Hrishi-da to friends and acquaintances) films were simple but never simple-minded. The much-loved director of Satyakam, Anand, Chupke Chupke, Bawarchi and Gol Maal was a father-figure to a retinue of stars of the 1970s, including Gulzar, the Bachchans, Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna and Amol Palekar.
A series of panel discussions, presentations and film screenings followed by discussions on Hrishikesh Mukherjee's unique way of handling comedy, mentoring freshers and editing, as well as his personality traits will comprise the event.
A series of panel discussions, presentations and film screenings followed by discussions — on his unique way of handling comedy, mentoring freshers and editing, as well as his personality traits — will comprise the event.