Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Devika Rani – The First Lady Of Indian Cinema

Indian Cinema witnessed the arrival of ladies in films with Durgabai and Kamlabai Kamat working in lead roles in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s second film, Mohini Bhasmasur (1913). Later many ladies made names in Indian cinema like Sulochana who was termed as the First Lady Super Star of the Silent Era or Fatma Begum the First Female Filmmaker of Indian Cinema. Other…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

D. D. Dabke – The First Hero of Indian Cinema

The First Hero of India’s First Silent Film Raja Harishchandra (1913) was Dattatraya Damodar Dabke better known as D. D. Dabke. He played the title role of Raja Harishchandra in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s historic film and wrote history. However, unlike Anna Salunke, the other actor who played the heroine’s role in Raja Harishchandra, D. D. Dabke did not earn much success…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Ashok Kumar Is The First Star Of Indian Cinema

In the ’30s when Indian Cinema was in its cradle Bombay Talkies brought a revolution in Hindi cinema changing its content, style, and grammar of filmmaking. The huge success of Bombay Talkies‘ second film Achhut Kanya (1936) established it lead actor Ashok Kumar as the loveable heartthrob of cine-buffs. Soon Ashok Kumar delivered a series of super hit films like…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Sholay’ Was The First Film To Popularize 70 MM

Though India’s First 70mm film Around The World (1967) flopped and snipped the dreams of many top filmmakers to abandon their ambitious 70MM films, 7 years later, a young and dynamic filmmaker experimented again with 70MM technique!! He was none other than Ramesh Sippy, son of famous film producer G.P. Sippy, who after his two consecutive hit films Andaz (1971) and…

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