Kedar Sharma had great reverence for legendary actor Prithiviraj Kapoor as he was instrumental in shaping up Sharma's career in Bollywood. Later it was Kedar Sharma who delivered many hit films for Prithiviraj Kapoor and also trained Raj Kapoor, son of Prithiviraj Kapoor, under his assistance. Thus, the duo shared an emotional bond.
In the 60s Kedar Sharma directed the film Chetak produced by Children Film Society of India (Cfsi), which till date is regarded as the most popular film of Cfsi.
The key role of Maharana Pratap was played by Prithiviraj Kapoor. In the climax, when Maharana Pratap's loyal horse Chetak dies, Prithviraj Kapoor
However, readers would be stunned to know that though Talat Mehmood, who ruled the mid-40s and the 50s as the most sought after playback singer, had to face bitter competition in the 60s from emerging new talents like Mohammad Rafi, Mukesh, Kishore Kumar, Manna Dey, Mahendra Kapoor etc.
In fact, his popularity plunged so low that film distributers declined to accept his songs and music directors had to tragically re-record the song in other singers' voice. For instance, in Dilip Kumar's movie Aadmi, music maestro Naushad had recorded a duet on Dilip Kumar and Manoj Kumar.
The song was Kaisi Haseen Aaj Bahaaron Ki Raat Hai
From the opening song ‘Yeh Hanste Hue Phool’ that is beautifully picturized against a bee pollinating the flowers as the poet Vijay (Guru Dutt) looks on at the serenity of this image, before a man stamps down on the bee. It tells us all we need to know about Dutt’s core themes in his films,
It was indeed a sad day when news spread that one of India’s finest filmmakers, Mr. Yash Chopra, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 80. Mr. Chopra is an undisputable legend and he has crafted some of the finest commercial films the Bollywood audiences have ever feasted their eyes upon. If Satyajit Ray is considered by Indian film enthusiasts to be the supreme director when it comes to art-house cinema, Yash Chopra can be classified as the definitive director when it comes to mainstream cinema. Yash Chopra is largely famous for making wonderful romantic films, though he has directed a handful of non-romantic films also. Yet no director
Helen (Richardson Khan), of Anglo-Burmese origin, was both October 21st 1939 and is best remember as the Bollywood item dancer of the 60s and 70s. During
National Award winner for Best Film and India’s entry for Oscars—Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu (Abu, Son of Adam) directed by Salim Ahamed will be presented in International Competition section at the festival.
1. A Stone’s Throw Away/A Tiro de Piedra
Dir: Sebastian Hiriat/Mexico/118min/2010
3. Adaminte Makan Abu/Abu Son of Adam
Dir: Salim Ahmed/Malayalam/101min/2010
4. At the end of it all/Abosheshey
Dir: Aditi Roy/Bengali/118min/2011
5. Black Blood
Dir: Miaoyan Zhang/China|France/123min/2011
6. Body/Vucut (debut)
Dir: Mustafa Nuri/Turkey/104min/2011
7. Delhi in a Day
Dir: Prashanth Nair/Hindi|English/88min/2011
8. Flamingo No.13/Flamingo Shomareh 13
Dir: Hamid Ahmadi Tofighi/Iran/82min/2010
9. Ndoto za Elibidi
Dir: Kamau Wa Ndung’u|Nick
The exhibit was an effort to showcase the history of Indian cinema through some rare visuals- and rare, in the true sense of the term indeed. After all, not every day does one come across a picture of the first screen-test given by Dev Anand.
Similar surprises were a part of this collection by Mr. Arun Puranik. A private collector who is used as source by the National Film Archive of India at times, Mr. Puranik has a 40 year old collection of booklets, film song recordings, radio recordings, posters, showcards, lobby cards and photographs- all dating back to an era when the talkies had started.
Some rarities are photographs of the famous actresses Durga Khote, Nadia, Devika Rani, Sulochana, and
Starring Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha
Guru Dutt—an Indian actor, director, and producer from the golden age of Hindi cinema in the 1950s—was a matinee idol who became one of the greatest filmmakers in history. A luminary artist in the commercial industry of Bollywood, he's often called "the Orson Welles of India." He's revered in his home country and has a huge cult following among film buffs around the world. His masterpiece 'Pyaasa,' which he directed and starred in, was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 best films of all time.
The title means "thirst," and it's one of many allusions in the film to the crucifixion of Christ—the story's overarching metaphor—a dramatically grandiose one and certainly unusual in a Hindi film. Dutt's character, Vijay, a starving poet, is the persecuted martyr and art is his religion. He's
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