From sumptuous historical epics to action packed blockbusters, Bollywood cinema has captured the hearts of audiences with its unique blend of music, movement and melodrama.
Let’s remember the nostalgic moments of Bollywood divas…Part 1
We can start our journey from the magic of Madhubala, who immortalized Anarkali on the silver screen with her flawless performance in Mughal-e-Azam, continues to enthrall cinema lovers all over the world. Her success was followed by Dulari (1949), Beqasoor (1950), Tarana (1951) and Badal (1951) & the success of these films placed her among the most bankable actresses of the 50s alongside Kamini Kaushal, Suraiya and Nargis.
Nargis – A fabulous actress, whose performance in the film ‘Mother India’ was widely appreciated. The film was nominated for Oscars. Her characterization was always natural and convincing. She was popularly known as “Baby Nargis”. An interesting thing about Nargis was her stage name “Narcissus”, which means a flower. She was often starred opposite to the renowned Bollywood star Raj Kapoor.
Nutan – A fine actress and was capable of expressing anything with her eyes and face. Nutan was not only blessed with a graceful personality and great acting skills, her voice was also quite serene. In Seema (1955) we can see the tempests raging and dying in her eyes as the bhajan ‘Manmohana bade jhoote’. In 1960’s and 1970’s Nutan regularly picked up awards for diverse roles in films like Milan (1967), Saraswati Chandra (1968), Saudagar (1973) and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978). By that time she had become one of the most respected actress in Hindi Cinema. She acted opposite Dilip Kumar for the first time in Subhash Ghai’s Karma (1986) and matched the performance of the great actor frame by frame.
They are the legend of Bollywood Cinema. The simplicity of thought, word and deed and the devotion to work in any given situation is still remembered. They always maintained a sense of responsibility. They died many years ago but they still live in our heart.