Milestones

This has been a week of real milestones in the Hindi movie world…

Pran celebrated his 88th birthday in style; Sanjay Dutt got married (also in style); Rajendranath passed away; and yesterday actress Manorama passed away also.

She was in a LOT of movies in her lifetime, the last being Deepa Mehta’s Water (she played Madhumati, the “head” of the widow’s ashram). Probably her best known role was as the wicked aunt in Seeta Aur Geeta.

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May she also rest in peace.

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9 Comments to “Milestones”

  1. I read somewhere that she holds a Guiness World Record…

  2. Yes, I’ll always remember her as the wicked, evil Chachi in “Seeta aur Geeta”.

  3. She was so good in Water as well…so creepy and yet so pathetic somehow. I felt such a mixture of revulsion and pity for her.

    World Record for what? You can’t leave us hanging like that! :-)

  4. For a moment I thought it was Manorama (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manorama), the famous south Indian actress who passed away. Realised I was wrong after seeing the photograph. Manorama, the South Indian actresses holds the guiness record for having acted in most number of films (over a 1000 films).

  5. …well apparently she held the Guiness World record for being the most prolific actress and also playing the most leading roles. She acted in her 1000th film by 1985 and has done about 1200 films by 2003.

  6. Oh wait, I should read the other comments before responding. Nevermind, wrong person.

  7. I somehow had missed the news about Manorama, very sad. Will rewatch parts of *Seeta aur Geeta* in her memory.

  8. Aww! She performed her roles so well! Besides Seeta aur Geeta, I remember her from Lawaaris’ song “Apni to Jaise Taise” filmed on BigB. RIP Manorama!

  9. It seems very sad, when such a veteran actor dies and someone who has been such a prolific actor in their life time.

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