Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Prithviraj Kapoor – The First Actor To Be Nominated For Rajya Sabha

Prithviraj Kapoor is unarguably Indian Cinema’s Bhishma Pitamah. He was one of the most dazzling jewels studded in the crown of Indian cinema. He gave credibility to drama with his Prithvi Theatre. Most importantly, he raised the standards of Indian cinema to dizzy heights and gave the film profession a place of dignity and nobility, which otherwise was belittled by…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

India’s First Film To Show Kissing Scene Was Silent Film ‘Bilat Ferat’

A few decades back a kiss scene in Indian cinema created a hullabaloo! The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) would either cut the kissing scenes during film censorship or would shorten the length of the scene and award an Adult Certificate to the film. However, with changing times things have changed and now depicting Intimate or erotic kissing scenes…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Sohrab Modi – First Filmmaker To Start Historical Films

The huge success Hrithik Roshan‘s Jodhaa Akbar, Ranveer Singh‘s Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat and the recent hit Kangana Ranaut‘s Manikarnika have revived the era of historical films. Soon Ajay Devgn‘s Tanhaji is to be released. But readers’ do you know which is the first Historical film of India? And which filmmaker started the trend of historical films in India? Well,…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Devdas’ – India’s First Film To Be Adapted Maximum Times On Screen

In Hollywood, most of the films are adapted from the salable literary works of legendary authors. However, in India, the films made on the literary works of legendary authors have not been successful except few notable authors like R.K. Narayan’s The Guide made by Dev Anand but the author whose literary works has been adapted maximum times on-screen in different…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Jawani Ki Hawa’ – India’s First Murder Mystery Film

In the 1930′ films based on mythological subjects and adventures were popular. However, few visionary filmmakers made movies that were socially relevant and took cinema as a mode to change society like V. Shantaram‘s Dunia Na Mane, Mehboob Khan‘s Aurat, or Chetan Anand‘s Neecha Nagar. However, amidst such a scenario Himanshu Rai of Bombay Talkies‘ brought a new kind of…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Hanste Aansoo’ – India’s First Film To Receive ‘A’ Certificate

Nowadays films with ‘A’ Certificate hold no sense. Forget cinema halls, these days vulgarity and obscenity has reached the drawing rooms thanks to web TV series.  However, a few decades back a film with ‘A’ Certificate raised eyebrows and created much anxiety. For the present generation let me explain what does a film with ‘A’ Certificate meant. According to the…

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Yash Raj Film's Golden Jubilee Year

Yash Raj Films Has Introduced Several Stars To Bollywood

Besides making entertaining films Yash Raj Films has played a pivotal in discovering hidden talent and giving them breaks in their films. The two topmost stars of Bollywood –  Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh are the discoveries of Yash Chopra. Interestingly Anushka Sharma was rejected by many filmmakers but Aditya Chopra signed her for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite…

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Yash Raj Film's Golden Jubilee Year

‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Is The Brightest Jewel In The Crown Of Yash Raj Films

Yash Raj Films indeed made some of the most successful films like Daag, Kabhie Kabhie, Chandni, Darr, the Dhoom series but none could attain the kind of acclaim, both in terms of critical and commercial that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) achieved!! The film created several records like it is the second film to win a maximum of 10 Filmfare…

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