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Category Archives: Dilip Kumar

Mehboob’s AAN (1952) – Indian Cinema’s entry into Europe

This latest piece on Aan is part of an on going series of tentative writings and research on the films of Mehboob Khan – earlier posts have focused on Roti … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

GUNGA JUMNA – (Dir. Nitin Bose, 1961, India)

The following quote from the entry on Nitin Bose taken from Rajadhyaksha & Willemen’s Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema underlines his hugely important role in the history of Indian cinema: ‘A … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

MADHUMATI (Dir. Bimal Roy, 1958, India)

Madhumati was one of two Hindi films on which director Ritwik Ghatak worked as a writer. The other film was Musafir, released in 1957 and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. When … Continue reading

November 12, 2011 · 1 Comment

AMAR (Dir. Mehboob Khan, India, 1954) – Expressionist Idiosyncrasies

                  Film maker Mehboob Khan reached his artistic zenith with Mother India in 1957 whilst his body of work in the 1940s … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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