Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema

Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema – Part 4

How Eastmancolor succeeded over Technicolor in Indian cinema!   Remember the hits song Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya from K.Asif magnum opus film Mughal-E-Azam (1960) or Chaudhvin Ka Chand Ho Ya Aftab Ho… from Guru Dutt’s Chaudhvin Ka Chand (1960) or the super hit song Hasta Hua Noorani Chehra from the film Parasmani (1963)? Guess! What is common in these…

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Sahir Ludhianvi

Sahir Ludhianvi – A Lyricists Who Brought A Revolution In Film Lyrics

Bollywood’s most versatile and learned film lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi who wrote the classic song Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata Hai…. And many soulful and hard-hitting numbers like Tu Hindu Banega Na Musalmaan Banega … celebrates his birth centaury this year. On this occasion, the Indian Film Industry (IFH) pays the legendary poet a Salutation! Born as Abdul Hayee…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ Is India’s First Film To Win A Hollywood ‘Golden Globe Award

Film legend V Shantaram is regarded as one of the pillars of Indian cinema. His film Do Aankhen Barah Haath has the distinction of being the first Hindi feature film to win the prestigious Golden Globe award under the Samuel Goldwyn category. It may be noted that the Golden Globe Awards are America’s most prestigious award presented by the Hollywood…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Guru Dutt’s ‘Kaagaz Ke Phool’ Was The First Cinema Scope Film In India

The concept of watching a film on Full –Length Widescreen was first developed in Hollywood by 20th Century-Fox studios. In India, till mid-’70s films were restricted to 35 mm screen i.e. center of the screen with both side edges left empty. However, filmmaker Guru Dutt saw a Hollywood film that was screened on Full Wide Screen! Naturally, the impact was…

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Bollywood Music Copy Cats

O.P. Nayyar’s First Successful Song ‘Baabuujii Dhiire Chalnaa’ Was Copied! – Part 5

In the late ’50s a Music Director O.P. Nayyar created Hungama in Bollywood with his melodious music. His songs were so melodic that he earned the title of King Of Rhythm.  Songs like Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu… Howrah Bridge (1958). Taarif Karoon Kya Uski… Kashmir Ki Kali (1964). Pukarta Chala Hoon Main…. Mere Sanam (1965), Aao Huzoor Tumko…. Kismat…

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