Basu Chatterjee created icons for the middle class from the middle class. They were people who travelled in local trains and BEST buses and left their worries behind in the darkness of a cinema hall
Be it a psychological thriller or a heart-rending tragedy, be it the humour of everyday life or the larger-than-life personna of commercial cinema, Mohanlal has aced them all
Not many moviegoers from today might recollect the name of Nimmi. She was among the handful of actors of Hindi cinema in our midst who made their debut in the 1940s. Nimmi's story in Hindi cinema is also linked to the rich legacy of courtesans and theatre artistes to the film industry.