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lights camera – hindi films on youtube


Originally posted on January 5, 2013 by Sourav Roy on http://souravroy.com, a critical but highly inspiring blog about daily life in India – thanks a lot!


For a moment let’s forget world cinema. Let’s forget Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and John Abraham. Let’s also forget about the early Hindi cinema which belonged to the likes of Guru Dutt, Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy and V Shantaram. Any serious film viewer will ask – “what remains to be watched?” Well, my friend, the answer is there on YouTube.

YouTube has a wonderful (if not exhaustive) collection of some of the most amazing Hindi films of the parallel film era (late 60′s till date). Although I wish it had more of Mani Kaul, Kumar Shahani and Saeed Akhtar Mirza in it. Here is a small list I could come up with for myself and fellow viewers –

Shyam Benegal

Anand Patwardhan

Mani Kaul

Sai Paranjpye

Ketan Mehta

Basu Chatterjee

Govind Nihlani

Goutam Ghose

Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Mahesh Bhatt


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jaipur – puskar – udaipur

we are sitting in jaipur – after agra the second nest of european and american tourists . we have to accept that fact

yesteday we had a colorful day of really different experiences . amber fort and palace of the winds – block printing workshop –  bazar road – the visit of anokhi farm – the visit of an indian movie in the incredible rai mandir cinema in jaipur … and yes . we did see our first elephant …

our first elephant

the discussions about intercultural competences are taken on different levels . we are in a state of collecting and reflecting more than really analysing … the impressions are deep and in a incredible number of different aspects …

shades at the anokhi museum jaipur

cinema rai jai

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