Black And White
A story of an era of two colours
Sunday, 8th September, 2019 | Bihar Museum, Bailey Road, Patna
“Black & White” a story of an era of two colours directed and conceptualised by Mr. Milind Oak. Black and White, a Hindi musical production brought back our memories of the era of Hindi cinema which reflected the times of pre-independence and the immediate years after independence. It narrated the story of Hindi Cinema from 1945 to 1968’ Bollywood’s golden Era. The golden era of Hindi Cinema has “painted” its screen with the best of poetry and music. It was an era when life was simple and simple means were needed for a happy life. The performance touches the finer aspects of the era through the medium of music, pictures, movie clips, anecdotes and trivia. The narrator, Rahul Solapurkar emerges into the spotlight and then links the visuals on screen, the songs, and the movements on stage with his brilliant narration. The journey visited landmarks like K.L Saigal, Bimal Roy, V. Shantaram, and Guru Dutt. En route, we meet the stylish Dev Anand, tragedy king Dilip Kumar, showman Raj Kapoor, the beautiful Madhubala, the classy Meena Kumari, and “Yahoo” Shammi Kapoor, to name a few.