A Yash Chopra Romance (1932 - 2012)


Sad, sad news today of Yash Chopra's passing, another in a series of recent deaths of some of Bollywood's most respected elders. Incredibly sad.

We all know about his movies. (Filmography at this IMDb link.) Deewaar (1975) and Naya Daur (1957), for which he served as director and assistant director respectively, are by far my favorites. From a higher-level view, just think about his influence in giving rise to the term 'Bollywood' and the perceptions attached to the term. 

Also, can we go back to calling the upcoming Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), A Yash Chopra Romance? Surely, his record in film was nothing short of a romance no matter how we look at it.


3 comments:

Joss said...

Thanks for the news, both good and bad. I didn't know Yash Chopra had been involved in so many landmark moments of Indian cinema. Also I didn't know that SRK was bringing out a film set in my home town. In fact, I'm hopelessly out of touch and haven't yet seen his last three films. Just too busy working these days. I guess you are too. Hope you have some balance in your life. Take care.

Anonymous said...

yash chopra was a legend of bollywood....

Anonymous said...

Hey man, really like your blog. I had a small request: Please can you do an English translation of the song Challa from this movie. I hear that it's a very meaningful song but am not able to grasp its Punjabi that much. PLEASE can you translate?