If you are sitting down with a cup of chai and watching the rain, turn on our gramophone and listen to Rhim Jhim from Manzil (1979). An older Bombay comes alive as Moushmi Chatterjee and Amitabh Bachchan walk the streets drenched in Bombay’s harsh but beautiful monsoon. Manzil is a Basu Chatterjee film, where Bachchan plays an ambitious young man who lies about his finances to marry the daughter of a rich lawyer. As the baarish wears thin and the lies surface, the woman has to decide if she loves him or loves the grandeur she thought he was attached to. No points for guessing, this one, but do enjoy the song.
Listen to Sylvia Plath read her poem Daddy.
Read the poem here.