DHARTI KE LAL: a film that inspired DO BIGHA ZAMIN

When it comes to the depiction of rural life & farmers in Hindi Cinema aka BOLLYWOOD we talk about films like LAGAAN(2001), MOTHER INDIA (1957), DO BIGHA ZAMIN(1953), etc. But do we know about one of the most realistic depictions of rural life, poverty, hunger, prostitution, love in a pre-independence Hindi film??? DHARTI KE LAL … Read moreDHARTI KE LAL: a film that inspired DO BIGHA ZAMIN

Anna Salunke: Restaurant boy who became First Actress of Indian Cinema

DADA SAHEB PHALKE also cited as Father of Indian cinema, creator of first Feature-Length Film of INDIAN CINEMA, named RAJA HARISHCHANDRA had faced enormous stress when he was casting for the female lead of this film. He was so helpless while making his first film, that he had to even approach prostitutes for the role … Read moreAnna Salunke: Restaurant boy who became First Actress of Indian Cinema

Not DADASAHEB PHALKE, but these two men were “FIRST FILMMAKERS OF INDIA”

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke also known as “DADASAHEB PHALKE” is considered the “FATHER OF INDIAN CINEMA” because in 1913 he made his first film “RAJA HARISHCHANDRA” in which all the departments of filmmaking was done by him (except for Acting), from writing to direction to editing he did it all alone. This film by many film … Read moreNot DADASAHEB PHALKE, but these two men were “FIRST FILMMAKERS OF INDIA”

POPULAR CINEMA: MAINSTREAM MASSALA OF INDIAN CINEMA

INDIAN CINEMA from its very beginning had been more of a medium of Popular Entertainment/Culture than an ART form, Popular culture or pop-culture is the combination of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture The expression ‘popular culture’ is preferred as it denotes what majority of … Read morePOPULAR CINEMA: MAINSTREAM MASSALA OF INDIAN CINEMA

PARALLEL CINEMA: SIDE HUSTLE OF INDIAN CINEMA

CINEMA OF INDIA has a very long history ; The first Indian film was made in 1913; the earliest talkie was released in 1931. From the very beginning, Indian cinema evolved as a popular form of entertainment. Where there is a “hero, heroine,& villain” Format. Song, Music, Dance, & spectacle are considered essential elements of … Read morePARALLEL CINEMA: SIDE HUSTLE OF INDIAN CINEMA