A R Rahman

In Search of A.R.Rahman

There’s an interesting paragraph in Baradwaj Rangan‘s post about A.R. Rahman‘s music for “I“, Shankar‘s latest magnum opus where he tells how he feels that the album is wholly individual and free.   “Free from the constraints of Tamil cinema. Free from hewing to situations. Free to leap off a cliff and land on a passing…

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Robin-Williams

Robin Williams: Gone Too Soon

Death elicits a strange reaction in us. We find a state of reverence for some, a state we wouldn’t have imagined while they walked with us, made us smile, or saved us from our own bottomless abyss. We also forget about them as time flies. And then there are few who have been responsible for…

Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar: Story without an End

Note- Here is a special article on Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary from well known film critic, writer and director- Khalid Mohamed,exclusively for MAM. The three Ganguly Brothers – of the iconic comedy Chalti ka Naam Gaadi (1958) – were a part of me, many of us I should think, but we never…

Madhuri Dixit Poster

The Day I Lived My Dream

I am standing in the audience rows of the set amongst the commotion and last minute preparations for the days shoot. The rain outside does nothing to cool the temperatures inside the studio where about a 100 people are running amok as the sound system gives way during the last dress rehearsal. And then the…