Bollywood Music Copy Cats

C. Ramchandra Copied The Hit Song ‘Eena Meena Deeka’… And Today The Song Is Being Re-Mixed! – Part 2

Music in films began from the first Talkie film Alam Ara (1931). The first song was De De Khuda Ke Naam Pe Pyaare Taaqat…….sung by Wazir Mohammed Khan. The craze for music was so fervent that films made from 1931 to 1949 consisted of many songs. Every film had an average of 10 songs. Surprisingly a film called Indrasabha (1932) had…

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Amitabh Bachchan

The ‘One Man Industry’- Amitabh Bachchan

Born Iquilaab Shrivastava, in Allahabad, Amitabh Bachchan came from humble beginnings, where his mother Teji Bachchan was a domestic home-maker and a social activist, while his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan was a Kavastha Hindu poet. Although his birth name was Inquilaab, inspired by a word commonly used during the independence days, a fellow poet friend suggested the name Amitabh, meaning…

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Mothers' of Bollywood

The ‘Exceptional’ Mothers Of Bollywood – Part 6

Mother’s character in Bollywood has been generally restricted to a sober and self-sacrificing lady, however, with a few exceptional characters like Nargis in Mother India,  Nirupa Roy in Deewaar and Rakhee in Ram Lakhan, Indian Film History (IFH) hereunder select few out-of-the-box and most powerful mother characters ever written in Bollywood. The characters that top the list is unarguably the…

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Mothers' of Bollywood

The New Age Mothers of Bollywood – Part 5

In the late ’80s Bollywood witnessed the emergence of some new and talented actresses who gave a new color and dimension to the mother’s role in Bollywood. The first actress in this category is Reema Lagoo who came from Marathi theatre and films. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1980 with parallel cinema. However, she failed to make her…

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Mothers' of Bollywood

The Unsung Mothers of Bollywood – Part 4

Many actresses in Bollywood have played mothers role but some have played with such conviction that they became stereotyped and did the off-repetitive mothers role in umpteen films yet it is tragic that the films buffs recognize them only by their ‘face’ and not by their ‘names’. Thus these actresses despite playing successful mother roles are ‘unsung’ or left unrecognized.…

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