Vijay Kumar's Blog
"In Pyaasa, Mujhe Jeene Do, The Guide, Teesri Kasam and Kaagaz Ke Phool – Waheeda’s best four movies to my mind, Waheeda played the women who traded their charms for sustenance." Vijay Kumar revisits these films from the perspective of the towering women characters in them played by Waheeda Rehman.
Bimal Roy's films refrained from preaching even as they handled problems of such serious dimension as the abuse and exploitation of farmers (Do Bigha Zameen) or the untouchability (Sujata). Vijay Kumar explores the deeper existential layers of thoughts, views, emotions and relationships in Bimal Roy's iconic films.
Sahir’s literary genius resourced the lover within him for expressions. But these expressions, coloured by Sahir the rebel, often took him beyond the contours of conventional poetry. Remembering the iconic poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and some of his pathbreaking songs in a special tribute by Vijay Kumar.