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The Human FactorThe Human Factor

By New Generations

On 18, Oct 2013 | In | By New Generations

The Human Factor

Saturday 2. November, 20:00 h

Songs have been an integral part of Indian films. The singers, the music directors, the lyricists – they have all been celebrated for their work and many have attained legendary status. But who were those unseen – and uncredited – musicians who made up the orchestras that played on those songs and the background scores?
‘The Human Factor’ tells the fascinating story of the Lords, a Parsi family of musicians who collectively worked for over 60 years in Mumbai’s film orchestras. But the story of the Lords is not theirs alone. It also remains a crucial but obscure chapter in the history of Indian cinema.

In the centenary year of Indian cinema, this documentary – replete with rare archival material – will provide viewers with a subaltern history of Bollywood.

Rudradeep Bhattacharjee is a writer and independent film-maker based in Mumbai. ‘The Human Factor’ is his first feature-length documentary.

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• Director: Rudradeep Bhattacharjee • India 2012 • 76 Min. • English/Hindi with English subtitles • Music: C. Ramchandra, S.D. Burman, Naushad Ali, O.P. Nayyar, Shankar-Jaikishen, Madan Mohan, Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, R.D. Burman