Pramila or Esther Victoria Abraham, the first Miss India, is a trail-blazer.
As early as 1942 she starred in Ulti Ganga, a spirited woman, a feminist’s delight who fantasized a world where men had a taste of being second-class citizens.
A man of erudition, critic, scholar, filmmaker and Film Historian who has authored scholarly books on Cinema, Dasgupta pioneered the Film Society movement in India.
Called the “Guru behind Dutt”, Murthy saab, the great craftsman and artist,
shot all the elegant B&W films of Guru Dutt and remains an inspiration for younger generations.
This successful Ad film maker made an outstanding debut film, Sarfarosh.
The film, inspired by Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, goes to the heart of border state terrorism. (photo – a scene from the movie)