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Shades Of Smita Patil

Bhumika (1977) The role that established 22-year-old Smita Patil as an actress of extraordinary merit. It remains, arguably, her best work. Director Shyam Benegal scaled this film on a creatively ambitiously level. The talent involved was uniformly megawatt. Girish Karnad and Satyadev Dubey wrote the screenplay and dialogue on which Vijay Tendulkar also collaborated. Govind Nihalani was the cinematographer while…

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BACKGROUND STUDY OF DOUBLE ROLE IN OUR INDUSTRY, Movies

Shammi Kapoor’s ‘China Town’ Popularized The Theme Of Good Versus Evil – Part 3

Shammi Kapoor’s ‘China Town’ popularized the theme of good versus evil In 1962 filmmaker Shakti Samanta wrote a unique script of two identical brothers, one a simpleton and a good human being while the other brother a wicked and evil character. The film was China Town. In this film, Shammi Kapoor played the double role of a powerful Don called…

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When Bollywood Inspired Hollywood

When Bollywood Inspired Hollywood Hindi filmmakers have always kept a meticulous eye on Hollywood and international films for drawing “inspiration” or getting an “idea” for their movies. Be it Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bang Bang which was an official remake of Knight And Day or director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Black which had a plot similar to that…

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