All this month, Film Companion will celebrate the works of Hrishikesh Mukherjee. You can follow our series FC Flashback which aims to reintroduce legendary actors, filmmakers and technicians to a young audience.
Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films are a throwback to simpler, kinder times. In his world, there were no evil people. They were only real people with everyday problems which had easy resolutions. We all remember Dharmendra as Parimal Tripathi in Chupke Chupke, Rekha as Manju in Khubsoorat, Rajesh Khanna in Anand and Jaya Bachchan in Guddi. But in each of these films, it's not just the leads, but even the characters with lesser screen time that stay with you. Here are some of our favourites:
1. Mrs. Srivastava of Gol Maal (1979)
2. Vishwanath from Bawarchi (1972)
3. Matron D'sa, from Anand (1971)
4. Professor Gupta from Guddi (1971)
5. Chitra from Abhimaan (1973)
6. James D'costa from Chupke Chupke (1975)