Category: Expressionism

Navketan Films: Chetan, Vijay and Dev Anand

NEECHA NAGAR / Lowly City (Dir. Chetan Anand, 1946, India)TAXI DRIVER (Dir. Chetan Anand, 1954, India) Dev Anand in one of his many publicity poses – one of the overlooked stars of 50s Hindi cinema. Trapped amongst the ideological sincerities of Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt was Dev Anand – the suave, sardonic […]

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 produced such classics as Aurat (Woman, 1940), Roti (The Bread, 1942), Humayun (1945), Anmol Ghadi (1946) and Andaz (1949). The considerable achievements of Mother India […]