Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Debaki Bose’s ‘Seeta’ Won First International Award For India

With Alam Ara (1931) Indian cinema turned talkie and in a short span of just three years Indian cinema left its mark at International cinema winning the prestigious ‘Gold Medal’ at the 3rd International Exhibition of Cinematic Art at Venice Film Festival in 1934 for the film Seeta. The film was made by Kolkata’s genius writer-director Debaki Bose, who brought…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Debaki Bose’s ‘Seeta’ Is India’s First Film To Win International Award

With Alam Ara (1931) Indian cinema turned talkie and in a short span of just three years Indian cinema left its mark at International cinema winning the prestigious Gold Medal at the 3rd International Exhibition of Cinematic Art at Venice Film Festival in 1934 for the film Seeta. The film was made by Kolkata’s genius writer-director Debaki Bose, who brought…

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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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Failed to retain stardom

Karan Kapoor Failed To Carry The Legacy Of Kapoor Khandaan! – PART -2

When Prithviraj Kapoor, the great grandfather of Ranbir Kapoor ventured into films in the early 30s’ little did he realize that his grandsons would continue his legacy and make the ‘Kapoor Khandaan‘ Immortal? True, the Kapoor Khandaan has contributed a lion’s share in the development and success of Bollywood. From the legendary Prithviraj Kapoor to the show-man Raj Kapoor, to…

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PATRIOTIC BOLLYWOOD SONG

Patriotic Songs Played A Key Role In The Success Of Films – Part 3

Since the 1940s’ history-based films have been a favourite of the masses. Over the years the Hindi filmmakers have brought alive the bygone historic period brilliantly on screen and succeeded in entertaining as well as generating patriotism through their films. For instance, the hit film Shaheed (1948) starring Dilip Kumar, Kamini Kaushal, Chander Mohan, etc. The super hit song of…

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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

It Was Not A Cake-Walk For The Famous Trio Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar to become stars! – Part – 1

Khudi ko kar buland itna, Ki har taqdeer se pehle, Khuda bande se khud, Poochey bata teri, Raza kya hai??? Eminent poet Allama Iqbal, who wrote the patriotic song Sare Jahan Se Accha…. has written the above inspirational verse that means – A man should raise himself to such dizzy heights that before writing his destiny God would ask you;…

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Mad Race Biopics

V. Shantaram’s’ Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani’ Was Bollywood’s First Biopic – Part 1

It’s raining Biopics in Bollywood from historical personalities like Kangana Ranaut‘s Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) to Braveheart Indian soldier Uri (2019) to Bollywood film stars like Sanju (2018) to unknown strugglers like Gully Boy ( 2019) to political leaders like the Anupam Kher‘s The Accidental Prime Minister (2019). In fact, the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi called…

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