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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Movies, Music

Bollywood’s Tryst With Winter

Ajay Devgn left no stone unturned to ensure his action extravaganza Shivaay is a visual treat. Produced, directed and starring the 47-year-old, the Diwali release modelled itself on Lord Shiva’s personality and peculiarities in a contemporary tone. The action hero fought hypothermia to shoot on the top of Bulgaria’s Balkan mountains at a temperature as low as minus 19 degrees.…

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Movies, Uncategorized

Bollywood’s Expensive Disasters

Although it’s said that content is king, there are times when even maverick filmmakers, superstars and stunning budgets fail to save a film from bombing at the box office. Despite trailers garnering immense publicity and hype signifying good buzz for the film, its eventual fate at the box office shows how marketing isn’t an assurance. Irrespective of the budget, star…

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