Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema

Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema – Part 3

How color changed the face of the film industry? With the invention of Sound in Indian Cinema, the film industry got a tremendous boost, and the business of the film industry escalated multifold. Elated at the enormous money generated due to sound cinema, filmmakers became desperate to invent color films in India. The first filmmaker who did the experimentation in…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Nargis Is The First and Only Actress To Win Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Popular film actress Nargis, mother of present-day actor Sanjay Dutt and wife of eminent Indian actor and politician Sunil Dutt, is India’s ‘First’ and the ‘Only’ actress to date to win the prestigious Best Actress Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Award. She won the award for her powerhouse and gigantic performance in Mehboob Khan‘s film Mother India (1957). It may…

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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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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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Movies, Music

Bollywood’s International Success

Bollywood’s international success attributes to the fact that people outside our culture encircling of different languages have a desire to observe and understand our Indian culture through films which in some countries has gained its popularity. One of the reasons could be is that  many westerners think our Indian films are high drama. emotional with lot of costumes, song and…

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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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