Everything I Need to Know About Life, I Learned From Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1977)

We at Mr. and Mrs. 55 – Classic Bollywood Revisited! are getting tired of some of the recent unhinged political rhetoric being thrown around. Sometimes we have to take a moment to realize that not everyone was lucky enough to learn important life lessons as we were from classic Bollywood films. Amar Akbar, Anthony (1977)… Continue reading →

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2015

A Guide to the Instruments of Old Bollywood Film Music: From Hindustani to Western (and everything in between) Interview with Bollywood Playback Singer Minoo Purushottam: A Mr. & Mrs. 55 Exclusive! Everything I Need to Know about Life, I Learned from Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1977)

Chura Liya Hai Lyrics & Translation: Let’s Learn Urdu-Hindi

Zeenat Aman pretending to play guitar in Yaadon ki Baraat

Today we showcase the lyrics and English translation to “Chura Liya Hai” from retro classic Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973). The robust musical composition of “Chura Liya Hai” is nothing short of genius: its instrumental experimentation and rich layers of orchestral nuance are what made R.D. Burman such a radical revolutionary in the industry. But first… Continue reading →

A Definitive Ranking of Men’s Facial Hair in Classic Bollywood Films

Happy Movember! This lovely time of year is a month when men around the world grow out their mustaches to change the face of men’s healthcare–such as through raising awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. Read more about the Movember Foundation here! Inspired by this movement, today we present a definitive ranking of men’s facial… Continue reading →

50 Best Film Shots That Will Make You Believe in the Magic of Bollywood

We’ve compiled a montage of the best film shots from classic Bollywood movies that we feel exemplify the splendor, allure, and excitement of Hindi movies from the Golden Age. Consider these 50 beautiful film shots a glimpse through a keyhole into a much grander world of cinematographic sublimity: watch the video below to behold the… Continue reading →