2 min read.Updated: 13 Jul 2019, 10:00 AM ISTUday Bhatia
An upcoming exhibition pays tribute to Bombay Talkies cinematographer Josef Wirsching
His work on ‘Mahal’ and ‘Pakeezah’ influenced a generation of cinematographers
Josef Wirsching was an up-and-coming cinematographer in Germany in the early 1930s. As the Nazis were tightening their grip on the industry, India was coming into its own as a film-making nation. Wirsching had enjoyed working here in 1925, shooting the Indo-German silent film Prem Sanyas (The Light Of Asia) with actor Himanshu Rai.