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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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