Category: Mehboob Khan

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 of capitalism, it seems almost as if Mehboob sought to make a statement on the potential of subverting studio limitations by smuggling counter-hegemonic ideologies into […]

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 […]