Nila Madhab Panda’s just released Babloo Happy Hai, Soumik Sen’s Gulaab Gang and Nagesh Kukunoor’s Lakshmi are three current Hindi films that are seeking to entertain and articulate social concerns.
I first met Peter Pannke sometime in 2003 in Berlin. It intrigued me that a German had been a student of dhrupad music for over four decades. We got talking and became friends. The last time I met him was in 2006. We gradually lost contact, apart from the occasional email and Facebook posts.