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One Of The Rare Pictures Of Bollywood Legends

Many stars including Raj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Manoj Kumar, Vinod Khanna, Feroz Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Saira Banu, Asha Bhosle, Lata Mangeshkar along with India’s first female prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The greatest throwback pictur we have ever found is this. The best of the 19s stars are in one frame in this picture. This flashback picture gives all the…

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Decline Of Producers And Rise Of Actors

The Era When Producers Ruled Cinema – Part 2

Film making may be a director’s craft and a film star’s glitz to pull in the audience into cinema halls but without a sensible ‘producer’ a film cannot be imagined. Hence producers dominated filmmaking in the past. The glorious Prabhat Films founded by actor/director V Shantaram laid the foundation of filmmaking in India in 1929. Prabhat Films made several thought-provoking…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘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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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

Dilip Kumar’s ‘Aan’ was the First Technicolor Film In Indian Cinema

Two decades later film monarch Mehboob Khan after the huge success of Andaaz (1949) starring Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Nargis decided to make India’s most expensive film. The film was Aan (1952) starring Dilip Kumar and Nadira. To add glitter and glitz he decided to make the film in Technicolor –The color technology used in Hollywood films. Since Ardeshir…

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Bollywood Music Copy Cats

Even The Respectable Madan Mohan And Salil Chowdhury Had Lifted Tunes! – Part 6

Generally, it is believed that like Naushad few more Music directors of the Golden Era never turned to West for inspiration and were truly original. It is said Music Directors like Madan Mohan and Salil Chowdhury composed pure original tunes. However, it may surprise readers that film historians in their study have found that even these music wizards have stolen…

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