Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Mughal-e-Azam’ Is Indian Cinema’s First Most Expensive Film!

15 years into making and produced at a staggering cost of Rs 1.5 crore, film wizard K. Asif‘s Magnum Opus Mughal-e-Azam is Indian Cinema’s First Most Expensive Film! The exorbitant expense of Mughal-e-Azam can be gauged from the fact that Mughal-e-Azam‘s budget was almost 5 times more of filmmaker Mehboob Khan‘s most ambitious film Aan (1952). Readers would be surprised…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

P.C. Barua Made India’s First Film ‘Roop Lekha’ Using Flashback Technique!

Ramesh Sippy‘s Sholay is regarded as one of the landmark films in Indian cinema. The film revolutionized technical brilliance in Indian cinema like reviving the 70 MM format, Stereophonic sounds, Technicolor and introducing Hollywood style cinematography. The other vital contribution of Sholay to film technology was giving an impetus to the style of ‘Flashback’ the brilliant technique of disrupting the…

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Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’ Declared Tax Free; ‘Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje’ Is India’s First Tax Free Film!!

Entertainment as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India is taxable!! The Entertainment Tax is charged to increase the revenue source for the state governments. Thus the tax differs from state to state. For instance, in Maharashtra, the Entertainment Tax is 45% and for the regional Marathi film, the Entertainment Tax is Zero. The Maximum Entertainment Tax is…

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‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’ Is India’s First Film To Enter Rs 1000 Crore Club

Never in the history of Indian cinema, a region film created the kind of box office collection that SS Rajamouli‘s magnum opus Telugu film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion created at the box-office in India. The film shattered all the box-office records by amassing an unbelievable Rs 1000 Crore thus becoming the highest-grossing Indian film worldwide!! What’s more, what all the…

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‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Still Running In Its 24 years!

Entered Guinness World Records for the longest-running film in a cinema hall! Yash Raj Films Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) has completed 24 years and seems to be heading to achieve the milestone of running 25 years run at Mumbai’s iconic Maratha Mandir Cinema hall! To date, Maratha Mandir has the distinction of screening Dilip Kumar‘s Mughal-E-Azam (1960) which ran…

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