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Category Archives: Mehboob Khan

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

AURAT / WOMAN (Dir. Mehboob Khan, 1940, India) – Lost & Found

Aurat, a social melodrama, forms part of Mehboob’s period of filmmaking that saw him shift between the studio system of the 1930s and early 1940s before he went independent. He … Continue reading

September 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

ROTI / BREAD (Dir. Mehboob Khan, 1942, India) – Iconoclastic Origins

Mehboob’s most political work? Released in 1942, Roti was director Mehboob Khan’s last film before he established his own production company. Given the film’s daring and at times iconoclastic critique … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 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.

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