But can money buy love?

Indian cinema has often portrayed the rich as greedy and pitched love against them

Debonair isn’t quite adequate to describe a tuxedo-clad Raj Kapoor responding to a dazzling Nadira who has just finished a slow waltz, daring him not to steal backward glances. Our hero ups the tempo and leads the attending glitterati in an ode to change.  A short while later, the far more pensive and dishevelled (faux) Prince of Piplinagar answers his true love Nargis’ plaintive plea from a nearby slum “Wahinse door se hi, tu bhi yeh kah de sahi (even from afar, say this) ” with “Maine dil tujh ko diya (my heart belongs to you)”.   That ...