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 New Age Mothers of Bollywood – Part 5

In the late ’80s Bollywood witnessed the emergence of some new and talented actresses who gave a new color and dimension to the mother’s role in Bollywood. The first actress in this category is Reema Lagoo who came from Marathi theatre and films. She made her debut in Bollywood in 1980 with parallel cinema. However, she failed to make her…

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Mothers' of Bollywood

The Unsung Mothers of Bollywood – Part 4

Many actresses in Bollywood have played mothers role but some have played with such conviction that they became stereotyped and did the off-repetitive mothers role in umpteen films yet it is tragic that the films buffs recognize them only by their ‘face’ and not by their ‘names’. Thus these actresses despite playing successful mother roles are ‘unsung’ or left unrecognized.…

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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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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

Lata Mangeshkar Worked As ‘Extra’ In Films To Support Her Family – Part 2

 ‘Nightingale’ of Indian cinema Lata Mangeshkar underwent a childhood that was packed with hardship, misery and struggle. At an age when children go to school, she had to work as ‘extra’ in Hindi and Marathi films after the demise of her father Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar. Lata Mangeshkar was the eldest in the family hence she took the responsibility of her…

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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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