Welcome to Episode 109 of Khandaan: A Bollywood Podcast where we continue our limited edition Other Khans series with the legendary Dilip Kumar.
Born Yusuf Khan in Peshawar in present day Pakistan, Dilip Sahib is an icon for audiences and his fellow actors alike. He was noted for his cinematic performances, his gossipy love life, and the influence he wielded over generations of actors. Bimal Roy’s MADHUMATI (1958) is one of his personal favorites, so we had to review it for the podcast.
Co-starring Vyjyanthimala, Johnny Walker, and Plan, Madhumati is one of the most influential movies to have come out of Hindi cinema. Movies made well into the 21st century show traces of tropes and themes we can date back to this romance / supernatural revenge saga with some of the most beautiful songs composed by Salil Chaudhary.
We can’t wait for you to experience this film with us.