From Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Meena Kumari to Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore and Rajesh Khanna to Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed most of Hindi cinema’s major stars between the 1950s and 1980s. Yet he had a particular knack for bringing alive the supporting character – and in casting the right people in those roles.To read about five of my favourite underappreciated performances in Hrishi-da's films, see this piece I did for Scroll. And do add to the list, please.
P.S. for anyone who missed it, the Kindle version of The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee is now available - the link is here. (It currently says Rs 539, but it was Rs 299 just a day ago, and the price may change again soon.)