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

Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Sholay’ Was The First Film To Popularize 70 MM

Though India’s First 70mm film Around The World (1967) flopped and snipped the dreams of many top filmmakers to abandon their ambitious 70MM films, 7 years later, a young and dynamic filmmaker experimented again with 70MM technique!! He was none other than Ramesh Sippy, son of famous film producer G.P. Sippy, who after his two consecutive hit films Andaz (1971) and…

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FEMALE DIRECTORS

None Of The Popular Actresses Of Bollywood Succeeded As Director – Part 6

Many beautiful actresses of Bollywood attempted film direction but tragically none of the popular actresses of Bollywood succeeded as director! Sadhana Shivdasani better is known as Sadhana, the stunningly beautiful actress of the 60’s was as a top-notch actress. She gave multiple hits like Hum Dono, Woh Kaun Thi, Waqt, Arzoo, Mera Saaya, Anita and Ek Phool Do Mali. Her…

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Movies, Music

Bollywood’s International Success

Bollywood’s international success attributes to the fact that people outside our culture encircling of different languages have a desire to observe and understand our Indian culture through films which in some countries has gained its popularity. One of the reasons could be is that  many westerners think our Indian films are high drama. emotional with lot of costumes, song and…

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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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