Movies, Music

Bollywood’s International Success

Bollywood’s international success attributes to the fact that people outside our culture encircling of different languages have a desire to observe and understand our Indian culture through films which in some countries has gained its popularity. One of the reasons could be is that  many westerners think our Indian films are high drama. emotional with lot of costumes, song and…

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IFH STORIES, Movies

Shades Of Smita Patil

Bhumika (1977) The role that established 22-year-old Smita Patil as an actress of extraordinary merit. It remains, arguably, her best work. Director Shyam Benegal scaled this film on a creatively ambitiously level. The talent involved was uniformly megawatt. Girish Karnad and Satyadev Dubey wrote the screenplay and dialogue on which Vijay Tendulkar also collaborated. Govind Nihalani was the cinematographer while…

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IFH STORIES, Movies

Bollywood From Then To Now

Hindi Film Industry, also known as Bollywood, churns out approximately 1000 films every year and is the largest film industry in the world. Ever since Alam Ara, India’s first sound film was produced in 1931, till the present day decade the film industry has had an astonishingly wealthy record of producing a wide range of movies, illustrating diverse spheres of…

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BACKGROUND STUDY OF DOUBLE ROLE IN OUR INDUSTRY, Movies

Shammi Kapoor’s ‘China Town’ Popularized The Theme Of Good Versus Evil – Part 3

Shammi Kapoor’s ‘China Town’ popularized the theme of good versus evil In 1962 filmmaker Shakti Samanta wrote a unique script of two identical brothers, one a simpleton and a good human being while the other brother a wicked and evil character. The film was China Town. In this film, Shammi Kapoor played the double role of a powerful Don called…

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BACKGROUND STUDY OF DOUBLE ROLE IN OUR INDUSTRY, Movies

Double Roles Had A New Formula – Part 2

Bombay Talkies Kismet film popularized double role The movie that made double role a permanent feature in commercial Bollywood film was Kismet (1943). Filmmaker Gyan Mukherjee of Bombay Talkies introduced a unique experimentation of lost and found of identical brothers. The lost and found formula was a big hit in the 60 and 70’s. Remember hit films like Waqt (1965),…

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