On the eve of the 75th Year of Talkies in Indian Cinema, Rudraa Entertainment brings an eclectic of rare films in a unique 2 - DVD set.
Available on Home Video for the first time are the first films of directors like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Raju Hirani and Kundan Shah. Part of a rare collection of first films released by Rudraa Entertainment, these form part of 20 films in 2 DVDs.
The collection is steeped in History and for film lovers, it is veritable feast as one can spot stars in their first screen appearances.
The soul of Guddi is evident in the Jaya Bachchan's performance as Suman in Madan Bavaria's short film, where she plays a young girl who comes of age opposite the iconic Bollywood villain, Danny Denzongpa.
Smita Patil's enigmatic smoldering presence that would cast its spell over audiences is evident in her performance in Arun Khopkar's Teevra madhyam. Ketan Mehta (director of Mangal Pandey, Mirch Masala) and Saeed Mirza (director of Naseem, Nukkad TV series) also make rare screen appearances in the film.
'Teevra Madhyam' is also noteworthy for a rare and one of a kind event - the only film for which the legendary singer Kumar Gandharva has lent his voice.
Girish Kasaravalli's Awashesh gives us the glimpse of the genius that would make Gharashrada, counted among the 100 best feature films in the world.
The madness of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron that made it an evergreen comedy is palpable in Kundan Shah's debut Bonga, which has delightful performances by Satish Shah, Rakesh Bedi and Suresh Oberoi.
Rajkumar Hirani (Munnabhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai) began his prowess as an editor and his fine touch is unmistakable in Sriram Raghavan's The Eight column Affair, an original zany love story set in a newspaper!
And of course, the star of the collection of films is Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Murder at Monkey Hill.
Rajat Kapoor, well know actor (Dil Chahta Hai, Monsoon Wedding), directorial flair for the absurd in his film Hypnothesis.
Don't miss Sonali Kulkarni in a touching drama Chaitra directed by Kranti Kanade, amongst other gems in this 2 - DVD set of 20 films.
Priced at just Rs. 400/- for a two DVD set, Master Strokes is truly Value-for-Money.
A Master Idea indeed!