I guess Achla Sachdev was typecast as Bollywood’s nicest and most worried mom. Nonetheless, she was good. My favorite Achla Sachdev role was when she played Padmini’s mother in Kalpana (1960). But she also gave a memorable performance in Mera Naam Joker (as you can see). Since I’ve been talking about Balraj Sahni, I suppose the most obvious reference would be Waqt. But I never saw that entire film, just part of it, and besides, it’s covered well in the latest post from Dustedoff, which is where I found out that Achla had died. Achla Sachdev, RIP.
Here’s to Achla Sachdev, RIP