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Writer | Film Historian | Author of 'Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna', ‘Pink- The Inside Story' and ‘Rajneeti - A Biography of Rajnath Singh.’
Mar 30, 2020 15 tweets 8 min read
We lost #AnandBakshi on this day in 2002. His songs are often overlooked by classicists as they seemed to lack the so-called finesse others laid great stress upon. Bakshi sahab’s brilliance lay in his simplicity that could convey the greatest of life’s truths in a song literally. Bakshi sahab witnessed the Partition, joined the Navy and also served in the Army. He moved to Bombay twice and finally settled in the city in 1956. He found great success in the mid-1960s with films such as ‘Himalay Ki God Mein’ and 'Jab Jab Phool Khile'
Jan 22, 2020 16 tweets 12 min read
Vijay 'Goldie' Anand was primarily the reason why #DevAnand continued to shine beyond the 1950s and #ShammiKapoor got his most enduring memory in 'Teesri Manzil'

Born on this day in 1934, Goldie Anand remains one of the greatest ever filmmakers ever. A mastercraftsman, Goldie Anand at 19 wrote 'Taxi Driver' that became the first big hit of his elder brother Dev Anand's production house, Navketan, and also his eldest brother's, Chetan Anand, first commercial success.