Two Harvard students relive the magic and music of old Bollywood cinema!
Mr. and Mrs. 55 are two twenty-something Harvard students who are clearly stuck in the wrong century. When they first met at Harvard, they instantly bonded over a common love and appreciation for all things related to Bollywood movies from the ’50s and ’60s. Many long nights were spent discussing the origins of Urdu vocabulary from obscure film dialogues, the never-ending Lata vs. Asha debate, and the awesomeness of Rajesh Khanna’s hairstyle. Mr. 55 is a classical Western and Indian pianist, a dedicated Hindi-Urdu student, and perhaps most importantly, an ardent fan of Lata Mangeshkar. Mrs. 55 is a Hindustani classical singer and Kuchipudi dancer, a film production major, and above all, a die-hard Mohammed Rafi groupie. Here, Mr. and Mrs. 55 have joined forces to share their Hindi lyric translations of classic Bollywood songs and their musings on the movies, music, and poetry from the Golden Age of Hindi cinema. Enjoy!
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