Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema

Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema – Part 6

How Video Piracy killed the economy of the Film industry?   Video piracy, in simple terms, means illegal copying of copyrighted new release film and then sold at significantly lower prices in the ‘grey’ market. And what is a ‘grey market’? Well, it is a market where the copied film is passed to public viewing through ‘unauthorized’ and illegal channels!…

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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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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

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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