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Remembering Niranjan Pal, visionary screenwriter, co-founder of Bombay Talkies
On the screenwriter and director’s 58th death anniversary, we examine the legacy of the great man with help from his great-grandson Joyojeet Pal.
The man from Munich: Josef Wirsching's remarkable journey to Bombay Talkies
A key member of the Bombay Talkies team, Josef Wirsching embraced Indian cinema in its early days and changed its direction. From the noirish German expression in Mahal (1949) to the magical flavours of Lucknow in Pakeezah (1972), the cinematographer imbued Hindi cinema with unforgettable scenes. On his 114th birth anniversary, Cinestaan.com spoke with his grandson, artist Georg Wirsching, on the legacy of the Munich man.