Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

hrishikesh mukherjee


Anand was based on my relationship with Raj Kapoor, I wrote it when he wasn't well: Hrishikesh Mukherjee 

September 30, 2022 8:21 am

On Hrishikesh Mukherjee's birth anniversary, revisiting what inspired to make his most famous work - Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Anand.

Rajesh Khanna and Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Bawarchi caters to the biggest fantasy of the Indian audience - a family that gets along

August 07, 2022 8:42 am

In 2022, Bawarchi is 50 years old and it still caters to the same fantasy - of living with a family that's perfectly cohesive, that has risen above its domestic disputes, and where love conquers all.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Chupke Chupke was the subtle antidote to the 'angry young man' era; a balance we have forgotten today

May 15, 2022 9:42 am

The 1970s were the era of the 'angry young man' but it was also the era where every 'larger than life' hero film was balanced with a subtle, almost relatable film. For every Deewar, there was a Chupke Chupke.

When Jaya Bachchan played a more talented but subservient wife against Amitabh Bachchan in Abhimaan

April 10, 2022 8:42 am

On Jaya Bachchan's 74th birthday, revisiting one of her finest performances in Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Abhimaan which also starred her husband Amitabh Bachchan. The film told the story of a showbiz couple whose marriage starts disintegrating after the woman gains more fame than the man.

Way before OTTs, Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Musafir starring Dilip Kumar was the gold standard of anthologies

December 19, 2021 8:23 am

In 2021, we are all pretty familiar with anthologies, but it filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee who introduced this concept to the Hindi film audience.

When Hrishikesh Mukherjee said other directors reduced Amitabh Bachchan to a 'stuntman': 'They exploited his image'

October 01, 2021 8:38 am

On Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 99th birth anniversary, here is a throwback to the time when the filmmaker presented Amitabh Bachchan in unique roles.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Guddi: The film that pulled the mask off Bollywood's star culture

September 24, 2021 8:19 am

Guddi, starring Jaya Bachchan and Dharmendra, is a film that truly distinguishes real life from reel. Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s directorial is not afraid to drop truth bombs, which remain as relevant today.

When Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra were scolded by Hrishikesh Mukherjee on the sets of Chupke Chupke

July 24, 2021 8:31 am

Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra maybe icon for millions but for the taskmaster that was Hrishikesh Mukherjee, they were still merely ‘heroes’ with no sense for story.

How the slight, unremarkable Amol Palekar carved a niche for himself

December 08, 2019 7:59 am

In his films, the actor was more the common man with middle-class aspirations than the guy who felled 20 baddies with one blow.

Streaming Guide: Hrishikesh Mukherjee films

November 16, 2019 12:18 pm

This edition of our special series Streaming Guide features filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee who has delivered films like Anand, Guddi, Chupke Chupke, Abimaan and Gol Maal among more.