Checking my stats the other day, I found I’d gotten a link from Bombay to Goa, a new blog from Anwar Ali. The link comes from the About page, where he talks about the advantages of growing up as the brother of Mehmood and Minoo Mumtaz and the son of Mumtaz Ali. He also mentions the good number of films that he was in himself, mainly starting in the late ’60s.
Unfortunately, though the late ’60s was the golden age for a lot of people, I have neglected that time (and later times) since I’ve been so focused on the ’40s and ’50s. But I did actually post one song here from the ’50s that featured Anwar Ali performing with his father. In fact, I’ve posted it two or three times because it it is my favorite song from the great soundtrack to Seema, and Anwar linked to the place where I posted it within a full writeup of the film.
Anwar also co-produced a couple of films, and he worked with Amitabh Bachchan, who inspired him to write the memoir Amitabh and I. That memoir is downloadable in pdf, and just judging from first glance, it looks pretty colorful (literally!), so I’m looking forward to reading it soon.