BIOSCOPEWALA takes you back to the wonder years
By Oojal Kour Dhanjal - May 17, 2018
The title song from the Danny Denzongpa-starrer gives you the feels
The late Rabindranath Tagore‘s Kabuliwala was the story of a friendship between a Pashtun merchant and a five-year-old girl in Calcutta. On the poet’s 157th birth anniversary, Bollywood is back with Bioscopewala, an extension of the Kabuliwala story.
In the film, Danny Denzongpa plays a bioscopewala, an early roving seller of moving pictures. He forms an unlikely bond with a five-year-old with the help of some cinema-gic. With early Raj Kapoor and Helen movie clips in the mix, we embark on a nostalgia trip..
The title track, composed by Sandesh Shandilya, sung by Agnee K Mohanand penned by lyricist Gulzar includes a little bit of everything from Pashto to Bengali and Hindi. It brings back bittersweet memories of times long past and carries a soulful melody that’s come to be expected from Sandesh.
In this story, Mini Basu attempts to reconnect with her childhood memories after her father’s death in a plane crash. Here, she remembers her dead father’s old friend, the bioscopewala. She decides to find out the truth of what had happened to the bioscopewala’s daughter in war-torn Afghanistan.>