Some memorable title-credit sequences in Indian cinema


Johnny Gaddaar- Starts from the 2:40 mark



The Bypass (A BAFTA winning silent short film starring Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui)



Irrfan Khan

Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Director- Amit Kumar

Producer- Asif Kapadia (The Warrior, Senna)

DoP- Rajeev Ravi

Saurabh’s take on Vijeta (1982)


(This piece was originally posted here- )

Vijeta is a film which has stayed with me since I first saw it more than a decade back with my father (incidentally). Another superlative effort from the auteur, the film remains a very sharp and hard-hitting work even now. Cleverly masquerading as a coming-of-age story, the film came across to me as a sharp take on the ‘angst’ in the society and also touches upon the prevailing ‘generation gap’ in the late 70’s and 80’s of India. Under any other director this could have ended up being Bollywood’s Top Gun (though in any case the Tony Scott film came later) but Nihalani uses a not so uncommon trope to make a telling statement on a larger issue- how personal crises are often a microcosm of the generational conflicts and conflicting visions plaguing a nation state.