Tragedy Queen Meena Kumari remembered on her 38th Death Anniversary

Meena Kumari, the tragedy queen has ruled millions of hearts with her onscreen performance. Her immortal expressions could even make the hard hearted cry. With her unparallel work in Hindi Cinema, she is truly known as the “Tragedy Queen” of the industry.

Meena Kumari Pack shots
Meena Kumari Pack shots

Meena Kumari, the tragedy queen has ruled millions of hearts with her onscreen performance. Her immortal expressions could even make the hard hearted cry. With her unparallel work in Hindi Cinema, she is truly known as the “Tragedy Queen” of the industry.

Shemaroo Entertainment presents Meena Kumari’s, some of the magnificent films on DVDs and VCDs on her 38th Death Anniversary on 31st March’10. These DVDs and VCDs include some of her classic contribution to our Hindi Cinema namely Azaad, Benazir, Kaajal, Phool Aur Patthar, Mere Apne, Pakeezah and Gomti Ke Kinare. Shemaroo Entertainment also offers a bouquet of songs picturised on the legendary herself.

Pakeezah, was one of the most talked about film of Meena Kumari. Not just because it was the super hit of the year but also because it took as long as 14 years to reach the silver screen pertaining to the ups and downs in Meena Kmari’s life. The film was directed by her ex-husband Kamal Amrohi. Meena Kumari died few weeks after the film released. Pakeezah became a success and achieved cult status after her death. Still today, the film stands out and makes space in every heart for its mesmerizing songs like inhi logon ne…chalte chalte yun hi… and thare rahiyo… and the charismatic beauty Meena Kumari.

[ReviewAZON display=”searchquery” query=”meena kumari” count=”5″ category=”DVD” page=”1″ sort=”salesrank”]Kaajal, one the of the most acclaimed films of Meena Kumari won her the Best Actress Award. The film had one of the most popular bhajans of Hindi Cinema “Tora Mann Darpan Kehlaye” picturised on the actress. The enigmatic beauty not only made successful onscreen pairing with legendaries like Ashok Kumar, Raj Kumar & Dilip Kumar and but also worked with some of the contemporary actors like the He – man of bollywood – Dharmendra to make an stupendous couple in Phool aur Pathar that became a golden jubilee hit of the era.

Though Meena Kumari is more known for her tragic roles, but a film like Aazad cannot be ignored from her bouquet of movies. Here she was featured against the Tragdey King of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar. It was fun and frolic film and was one of the biggest hits of the year. Her film Benazir was a rare film produced under Bimal Roy Banner who is still considered as one of the finest film makers that Indian Cinema World has seen till date. Her film Mere Apne was the directorial debut of Gulzar where she played the character of an elderly woman who gets killed between two street gangs of frustrated unemployed youth. And then her death makes the youth realise the futility of violence.

Though popularly Pakeezah is known as to be the last film of Meena Kumari, very few know that it was actually Gomti ke Kinare, the directorial debut of Saawan Kumar. The movie became a part of history of the silver screen with Meena Kumari as it was her last film!

Shemaroo Entertainment has also released some of the spectacular songs of Meena Kumari on VCDs under its popular series Bollywood Stars by the name “Legendary Beauty Meena Kumari”. It will also soon release a Song compilation DVD by the name “Legendary Beauties Meena Kumari & Madhubala.”

With Shemaroo’s bouquet of Meena Kumari films the actress will certainly ink an everlasting impression on each of our hearts…

About Shemaroo Entertainment

Shemaroo Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is an integrated Film Production, Post Production, Distribution and Animation player. With an excellent library of Hindi films, it has penetrated into the television content syndication scene. It also has state-of-the-art studio facilities and has successfully leveraged emerging technologies like the Broadband, Internet, IPTV and Mobile among others.

The Home Video catalogue includes more than 1000 titles, several mega-hit films and some of the best names in the industry like Raj Kapoor (RK Films), Subhash Ghai, Bimal Roy, B.R. Chopra, Hrishikesh Mukherji and Dev Anand among others. Whether it is – Romance, Comedy, Drama, Suspense or Classics – we have the best in every genre. We also have a full-fledged anti-piracy team that spearheads raids and enforces the laws against piracy.

Apart from this, Shemaroo has taken classic Bollywood Films across the seas and around the globe to Hindi Film fans all over the world. Shemaroo is also a joint venture partner with Sony Pictures, USA, for Sony Entertainment Television.

Shemaroo’s A&R [Artiste & Repertoire] Division churns out audio-video musical albums. These songs are beautifully compiled on VCDs & DVDs, including premium packs. Over years this song compilation catalogue has grown richer with nostalgic and current tracks based on singers, legends, artistes and themes among others.

Shemaroo’s Foreign Films Business has some excellent international titles to its credit including major award winners. Some films for which we have the rights are ‘World’s Fastest Indian’; ‘Beyond the Sea’; ‘The Graduate’; ‘Ran’ and ‘Samsara’ among many others.

Shemaroo has Alternate Content in genres ranging through edutainment films for children, television content, sports and animation among others.

Shemaroo has also made a foray into film-making with its Films Division. Ishqiya of Shemaroo Entertainment is the first blockbuster hit of 2010. The critically acclaimed award-winning ‘Omkara’ – presented by Shemaroo Entertainment – was a massive success and the recent ‘Manorama Six Feet Under’ of Shemaroo’s stable too won many accolades.

Shemaroo Animation is creating animation content for Indian as well as International markets, with an Indian flavoured narrative with animated films like ‘Bal Ganesh’ and ‘Ghatothkach – Master of Magic’. This year, Bal Ganesh bagged the prestigious Lil’Star Awards in the categories of ‘Best Animation Film’ and ‘Best Animated Character’, presented by Red Chillies Entertainment. Bal Ganesha 2 has been appreciated by the panel members and was presented a Certificate at FICCI Frames 2010.

We promise to continue providing wholesome entertainment and quality content to audiences all over the world!

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