Sahir Ludhianvi

Today is poet Sahir Ludhianvi’s birthday. I am no expert on Sahir’s work and neither do I know lot of trivia about his songs. However, like many music lovers I have been touched by his words through beautiful compositions over the years. While the mention of Sahir reminds most music lovers of Pyaasa (S.D. Burman),…

My (and probably BR’s) obsession with Georgekutty!

I am not sure whether I have guessed it right but my favourite film reviewer Baradwaj Rangan has some sort of obsession with the character of Georgekutty (played by Mohanlal) from the Malayalam film series Drishyam. His passion in talking about this film and its characters are infectious. I watched Drishyam 2 playing on Amazon…

Premam took me back to childhood

When I was young and growing up in India there were no Valentine’s Day as such. You react to your infatuations, you fall in love, you try and seek it, often you fail and sulk in grief. When you get love in return, you rejoice – seldom happened, so all of us have lot of…