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Balraj Sahni

“You won’t be a good actor till you are a good man.”

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    TWO ACRES OF LAND

    Bimal Roy India, 1953

    A heart-wrenching survival story of a farming family, Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zamin poetically upholds the virtue of living by ethics despite morally challenging circumstances. Evocative performances by the legends Balraj Sahni and Nirupa Roy make the struggles of the protagonists extremely palpable.

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    JOB

    Bimal Roy India, 1954

    A Bimal Roy gem from the 1950s with an enduring socially relevant theme, Naukri shines for its optimism in humanity that survives despite the grim circumstances. This film features a moving and understated performance by Kishore Kumar as a young man oscillating between hope and despair.

    BAAZI

    Guru Dutt India, 1951

    A tribute to film noir, Guru Dutt’s directorial debut Baazi gives a glimpse of the genius that was seen in his later films. This film stands out for its integration of songs into the storyline, shadowy lighting, and a morally ambiguous, charming hero.

    ANURADHA

    Hrishikesh Mukherjee India, 1960

    Delving into the delicate and complex relationship of love and individual identity, Anuradha poetically questions the role of men and women in keeping a marriage going. The beauty of this Hrishikesh Mukherjee classic is elevated by the restrained performances of Balraj Sahni and Leela Naidu.

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