Decline Of Producers And Rise Of Actors

Amitabh Bachchan Laid The Foundation Of Actors Turning Producers – Part 3

In the 1992 after Khuda Gawah, Amitabh Bachchan took a self-imposed retirement from Bollywood due to lack of good scripts and competent roles. During this period many producers tried to entice him with whopping remuneration to make a comeback but Bachchan declined. Finally, in 1996, Bachchan made a comeback with his ambitious Film Production Company Amitabh Bachchan Corp. Ltd (ABCL).…

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Decline Of Producers And Rise Of Actors

Producers On The Decline; Actor turning Producers On The Rise! – Part 1

India’s most iconic Film Production House the RK Films drew its curtain by selling the RK Studios to Godrej Properties. Ranbir Kapoor the youngest member of RK clan does not seem to continue filmmaking. Likewise, the plight of many top Film Production companies like V Shantaram‘s Rajkamal Studios, Wadia Brothers Basant Studios, AR Kardar‘s Kardar Studios and Kamal Amrohi‘s Kamalistan…

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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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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Still Running In Its 24 years!

Entered Guinness World Records for the longest-running film in a cinema hall! Yash Raj Films Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) has completed 24 years and seems to be heading to achieve the milestone of running 25 years run at Mumbai’s iconic Maratha Mandir Cinema hall! To date, Maratha Mandir has the distinction of screening Dilip Kumar‘s Mughal-E-Azam (1960) which ran…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

‘Devdas’ – India’s First Film To Be Adapted Maximum Times On Screen

In Hollywood, most of the films are adapted from the salable literary works of legendary authors. However, in India, the films made on the literary works of legendary authors have not been successful except few notable authors like R.K. Narayan’s The Guide made by Dev Anand but the author whose literary works has been adapted maximum times on-screen in different…

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Yash Raj Film's Golden Jubilee Year

Yash Raj Films Has Introduced Several Stars To Bollywood

Besides making entertaining films Yash Raj Films has played a pivotal in discovering hidden talent and giving them breaks in their films. The two topmost stars of Bollywood –  Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh are the discoveries of Yash Chopra. Interestingly Anushka Sharma was rejected by many filmmakers but Aditya Chopra signed her for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi opposite…

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Yash Raj Film's Golden Jubilee Year

‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ Is The Brightest Jewel In The Crown Of Yash Raj Films

Yash Raj Films indeed made some of the most successful films like Daag, Kabhie Kabhie, Chandni, Darr, the Dhoom series but none could attain the kind of acclaim, both in terms of critical and commercial that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) achieved!! The film created several records like it is the second film to win a maximum of 10 Filmfare…

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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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