Raja Harishchandra

Raja Harishchandra’s French connection

The Life of Christ captivated Phalke so much that he gave up everything at the age of 40 to make the film On April 21, 1913, the editors of selective newspapers along with some imminent personalities of Bombay …

Villians

The villain’s change of heart

While the villains have transformed through the decades when it comes to plotting, sadly their magni…

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Can Bollywood handle a complicated heart?

Can Bollywood handle a complicated heart? As far as love stories are concerned, with a few exception…

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  • What was Sachin doing with these st … 100 years of Bollywood - Sat 12 Apr, 2014 12:21 PM IST

    I stumbled upon this old video of Sachin Tendulkar with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and it came as a surprise. This is the muhurat shot for Andaz Apna Apna. Dharmendra takes the clap and a really young Sachin – the … Continue reading →

  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Looking … 100 years of Bollywood - Wed 22 May, 2013 11:45 AM IST
    100 Years of Indian Cinema: Looking Ahead

    “There’s nothing more powerful than Zero to elevate – or, reduce you to it” In India, cinema is a celebration.  Befitting enough, the centenary of Indian Cinema calls for one.  Packed with music, colours, ever-reinventing takes on our epics, modern-day … Continue reading →

  • Why NRIs love Bollywood 100 years of Bollywood - Mon 8 Apr, 2013 3:28 PM IST
    Why NRIs love Bollywood

    The universal appeal of Bollywood is quite evident. War correspondent Jason Burke said, "It seemed that the greatest bulwark against the resurgent Taliban was not the US-led 'Operation Mountain Thrust' but the extraordinary popularity of Bollywood soundtracks." During his stint in Afghanistan, he recalled … Continue reading …

  • The villain’s change of heart 100 years of Bollywood - Mon 8 Apr, 2013 12:47 PM IST

    While the villains have transformed through the decades whenhttps://s.yimg.com/t/images/villians_250712_600x400.jpg it comes to plotting, sadly their magnificiant lairs have gone missing. Here's why In the last scene of Rowdy Rathore, the Hindi remake of 2006's Telugu hit Vikramarkudu, Akshay Kumar goes … Continue reading …

  • Tracing Parallel cinema 100 years of Bollywood - Mon 8 Apr, 2013 10:49 AM IST

    In the 1950s, Indian cinema saw the emergence of neo-realism which were perceived as vehicles of social change While most film historians believe that the birth of parallel cinema took place in 1969 with Mrinal Sen’s FDC financed Bhuvan Shome … Continue reading →

 

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