Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema

Badalta Samay… Badalta Cinema – Part 7

How the film industry struggled against Audio Cassette Piracy? Music is the backbone of the Indian film industry. According to trade pundits, 70% of the film industry’s revenue is due to good music. Good music not only builds pre-release publicity but in most cases,  it has played a pivotal role in the mega-success of a film. Since the early ’30s,…

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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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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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