Bollywood's current poster boy of patriotisms Akshay Kumar has a tip in waiting by none other than the pioneer in introducing realisms in Indian mainstream cinema – the legendary film maker Bimal Roy.
Yes, on the 107 birth anniversary of Bimal Roy – better known for MADHUMATI, DEVDAS and of course DO BIGHA ZAMING, an overwhelming contribution by the legendary filmmaker that speaks volumes of his foresight and love for Mother India, will make you awed and turn an inspiration for Akshay Kumar.
The legendary filmmaker who began his career as a cameraman in Calcutta for New Theatres Studio, made his first film UDAYER PATHE (Towards the Light) by using leftover reel from other films in 1944.
While you are awed by the dedication of Bimal Roy, the movie was a hit prompting its Hindi remake HUMRAHI, the most enlighten part of this film is the use of Rabindranath Tagore's Jana Gana Mana in both the Bengali and Hindi version before it became India's national anthem in 1950.
That's the foresight and pride for Mother India rarely seen on celluloid, Akshay Kumar who has recently got rightly tagged as the poster boy of India's patriotisms on screen after Phalke winner Manoj Kumar, can take an inspirational tip and probably use this info or plan a biopic on this.
We salute Bimal Roy for this and are glad that the legend on his 107th birth anniversary continues to inspire us and the film industry in general.