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

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

Devika Rani – The First Lady Of Indian Cinema

Indian Cinema witnessed the arrival of ladies in films with Durgabai and Kamlabai Kamat working in lead roles in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s second film, Mohini Bhasmasur (1913). Later many ladies made names in Indian cinema like Sulochana who was termed as the First Lady Super Star of the Silent Era or Fatma Begum the First Female Filmmaker of Indian Cinema. Other…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Ashok Kumar Is The First Star Of Indian Cinema

In the ’30s when Indian Cinema was in its cradle Bombay Talkies brought a revolution in Hindi cinema changing its content, style, and grammar of filmmaking. The huge success of Bombay Talkies‘ second film Achhut Kanya (1936) established it lead actor Ashok Kumar as the loveable heartthrob of cine-buffs. Soon Ashok Kumar delivered a series of super hit films like…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Music Maestro R C Boral – Introduced Playback Music in Films

R.C. Boral (Rai Chand Boral) is India’s First Music Maestro who ruled Bollywood before the music directors like Naushad, Shankar Jaikishen and SD Burman became famous. R.C. Boral holds the distinction of giving the art of Playback singing to Film Industry and discovering the legendary singer KL Saigal – the singer who gave hit  songs like Babul Mora Naihar Chhooto…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Dhirendranath Ganguly – First Filmmaker To Bengali Silent Film

The Father Of Bengali cinema is Dhirendranath Ganguly, popularly known as DG, who holds the distinction of being the Producer of First Bengali Silent Film Bilat Ferat (1921). Besides he has the prestige of establishing not 1 but 3 Production Houses viz. Indo-British Film Company, British Dominion Films, and Lotus Film Company. Dhirendranath Ganguly took education at Shantiniketan under the…

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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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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

It Was Not A Cake-Walk For The Famous Trio Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar to become stars! – Part – 1

Khudi ko kar buland itna, Ki har taqdeer se pehle, Khuda bande se khud, Poochey bata teri, Raza kya hai??? Eminent poet Allama Iqbal, who wrote the patriotic song Sare Jahan Se Accha…. has written the above inspirational verse that means – A man should raise himself to such dizzy heights that before writing his destiny God would ask you;…

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