The Top 30 Best Classic Bollywood Soundtracks of All Time

The best music albums from classic Bollywood have been chosen. Which songs made the list of Bollywood’s top 30 greatest? Introduction Welcome to the greatest music of classic Bollywood! We at Mr. and Mrs. 55 – Classic Bollywood Revisited! have compiled our ultimate list of the top 30 best classic Bollywood film soundtracks of all-time.… Continue reading →

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Perpetuating Gender Norms in Abhiman

Everyone loves a bit of filmi gossip. I have been meaning to watch the film Abhiman (1973) ever since I discovered sometime in elementary school that Amitabh Bachchan was actually married (and now an old man) and to none other than Jaya Bhaduri. Like other Bollywood classics that are spicily known to mimic life itself,… Continue reading →

Film Highlights

50 Film Shots That Will Make You Believe in the Magic of Classic Bollywood The Tragedy and Triumphs of Do Bigha Zameen Perpetuating Gender Norms in Abhiman Losing Yourself in Jewel Thief Making the Cut in Pakeezah The Strange World of Gumnaam: Agatha Christie Meets Bollywood Guru Dutt and the Struggle to Break Free of… Continue reading →

A Guide to the Instruments of Old Bollywood Film Music: from Hindustani to Western (and everything in-between)

Ever find yourself listening to Bollywood film music and feel like your brain is exploding in ecstasy from the rainbow of instruments striking your tympanic membranes? We know the feeling. The history of Bollywood film music goes much deeper than the playback singers who lived in limelight. The incredible talents of Hindi film music directors… Continue reading →

2012

Mr. and Mrs. 55 Bollywood Archives: Year 2012! Come search through our past musings on the films, music, and poetry of the Golden Age of Hindi cinema! From constructing a raga mala to winking like Rajesh Khanna, you’ll find it all at Mr. and Mrs 55. Fellow classic Bollywood fanatics, comment on what you love… Continue reading →