Guru Dutt's "Pyaasa" is a poignant Indian classic shot in black and white, capturing the struggles of a poet in post-independence society. The film's stark visuals and emotional depth, combined with S.D. Burman's timeless music, make it an enduring piece of cinematic art.
David Fincher's "Mank" transports audiences to the Golden Age of Hollywood in stunning black and white, as it unravels the behind-the-scenes drama of the making of "Citizen Kane."
Offering a lyrical portrayal of rural life in Bengal. The film's minimalist cinematography enhances its emotional resonance, depicting the journey of a young boy named Apu and his family in a timeless exploration of humanity.
Alfred Hitchcock's iconic thriller "Psycho" remains a monochromatic masterpiece that laid the foundation for psychological horror. The film's stark contrasts intensify the suspense surrounding Marion Crane's ill-fated visit to the Bates Motel.
Michael Curtiz's "Casablanca" stands as a cinematic jewel in black and white, portraying the tumultuous love story between Humphrey Bogart's Rick and Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa against the backdrop of wartime intrigue.
The film is set in the weeks following the sudden announcement of India’s first Covid-19 lockdown, back when institutional apathy led crores of marooned workers in the cities to depart for their villages on foot.
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