The first of our two-part discussion includes the story of the (surprising?) movies that introduced Greta and Beth to Bollywood, hard-to-find actors like Nazir Kashmiri a.k.a. the Ramu Kaka of countless films who led to the start of Greta's Artist Identification Project, and how the supporting cast frequently outshone the lead actors.
Here are a few of the faces you'll hear about in our conversations about "Oh...that guy!"
- Chandramohan in Roti (1942)
- Nazir Kashmiri in Dilruba (1950)
- Maybe Bismillah (on the left with the red turban) in Zabak (1961)?
And here's a link to Surjit Singh's gallery that inspired Greta's own massive galleries of actors through the decades.
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Join us next time for Part 2 featuring Sombrero Man and some truly astonishing stats.
PS - Amrita would like you to know that, her crappy editing skills to the contrary, all members of this podcast do actually pause to breathe. Just fyi.