Amitabh Bachchan Fan Club

Amitabh Bachchan Was Not The First Choice As Vijay Verma In ‘Deewar’, Rajesh Khanna Was The One

Getting films always had been a task of challenges for Amitabh Bachchan even after he got recognition for his outstanding performance as an angry man in Zanjeer. Amitji could get the role of the famous Vijay Verma in Deewaar when the writers Salim–Javed rejected Rajesh Khanna. Deewaar is the film that changed Hindi cinema’s fate. Even after grabbing the film in…

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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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Yash Raj Film's Golden Jubilee Year

Yash Chopra – The Man Behind Yash Raj Films’

Daag, Kabhie Kabhie, Kaala Patthar, Silsila, Chandni, Mashaal, Lamhe, Darr,  the list goes on…Well, the man who made these memorable hit films is Yash Chopra, the exceptionally brilliant filmmaker who also has the distinction of directing some ‘Biggest’ hit films of Indian cinema like Waqt, Deewaar, Trishul, Ittefaq etc. Born in 1932, in Jullundur, Punjab, Yash Chopra did his graduation…

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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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Mad Race Biopics

The ‘80s And ‘90s Witnessed A Windfall Of Biopics On Underworld Dons – Part 3

In the mid ’70s the tale of dacoits became stale and emerged the era of underworld dons. Writer Salim–Javed in their film Deewaar (1975) designed the character of Amitabh Bachchan based on the life of India’s most notorious Gold smuggler Haji Mastan, who made headlines with his surrender during the emergency. Later film director Milan Luthria made a brilliant full-scale…

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