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There Are Some Peculiar Facts Behind The Making Of ‘Khaike Paan Banaraswala’

Amitabh Bachchan’s highly acclaimed film Don had an iconic song Khaike Paan Banaraswala and there are some interesting facts about making of this song. Interestingly, this song was done after the film was completed. So, the song was never meant for Don. It was written for Dev Anand’s film Banarasi Babu. The song was shot after Don’s shooting was complete…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

P.C. Barua Made India’s First Film ‘Roop Lekha’ Using Flashback Technique!

Ramesh Sippy‘s Sholay is regarded as one of the landmark films in Indian cinema. The film revolutionized technical brilliance in Indian cinema like reviving the 70 MM format, Stereophonic sounds, Technicolor and introducing Hollywood style cinematography. The other vital contribution of Sholay to film technology was giving an impetus to the style of ‘Flashback’ the brilliant technique of disrupting the…

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Movies based on True Stories

Mehmood’s ‘Kunwara Baap’ Is Instrumental In Eradicating Polio In India – PART 2

Actor Mehmood was truly the undisputed King of Comedy but readers would be surprised to know that in the mid-‘70s he made a heart-rending film Kunwara Baap (1974) highlighting the significance of early polio vaccinations. The subject was sensitive and vital as in India the awareness about the dreaded disease polio was very limited. In fact, according to a survey…

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RAGS TO RICHES STORY

Both Amitabh Bachchan And Rajnikanth Faced Many Rejections Before Becoming Superstar! – Part 4

Amitabh Bachchan, who won the coveted title of ‘Star of the Millennium’ and snatched the title of Superstar from actor Rajesh Khanna in the 70’s faced many rejections and humiliation before winning stardom. He was first rejected by AIR (All India Radio) when he tried to become an RJ. He was discarded and humiliated for his thin and tall appearance.…

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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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