Dil Se: One of the Best of Bollywood Films Ever Made

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 12, 2009 in Cinema

My good friends Carolyn Lengel and Mike Enright are running a very cool Bollywood film series up at the Ossining Public Library (in Ossining, New York of course!): This Saturday they’ll be showing the 1998 film Dil Se (दिल से which translates to From the Heart). Shown above is their wonderful video promotion for the film which gives you a very good taste of the plot. And below is a fan made trailer for the film: Read more…



B. R. Chopra: A Director Who Made Bollywood Socially Relevant

Posted by Michael Pinto on Nov 12, 2008 in Cinema

Baldev Raj Chopra was a unique Bollywood director because he was able to relevant social films that still appealed to popular tastes. Shown above is Naya Daur from 1957 which shows post-independence India where Industrialization is slowly creeping in. The plot deals with the conflict between rich and poor which Chopra brought to the screen during his career: Read more…

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