When the first talkie - Ardeshir Irani's 'Alam Ara' came out in 1931, India was already familiar with the concept of feature films. In fact a flourishing film industry already existed post the success of 'Raja Harishchandra'. Filmmakers were making silent ... IBN Live, 2 months ago
Award-winning Celluloid Man an ode to PK Nair hit theatres Friday - KeralaNext.com, 2 weeks ago
In pictures: 100 years of Bollywood 1923 to 1933 - Abu Dhabi National, 2 weeks ago
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In this photograph taken on April 29, Indian pedestrians walk past movie posters outside the century-old single screen theater, Imperial Cinema in Mumbai. / AFP-Yonhap Indian Ambassador Vishnu Prakash Observing the centennial of Bollywood and the ...Korea Times, 1 day ago
He came from a family of priests but when D G Phalke watched a film on the life of Christ, he decided that he was going to turn this new medium into a vehicle for the stories of the subcontinent. And he did exactly that, going to Germany to learn ...Abu Dhabi National, 1 day ago
As the film industry celebrates the centenary of Indian cinema, a Mumbai court has admitted a petition that questions the very basis of the centenary date and the status of Dadasaheb Phalke as the father of Indian cinema. The family of Dadasaheb ...Abu Dhabi National, 6 days ago Saibal Chatterjee: And above all… Pran The Gulf Today, 1 month ago
Join us in celebrating 100 years of Bollywood. On the second day of our illustrated tribute to Bollywood, we look at 1923-1933 Indian film finds its voice as the move into talkies is made This was the decade of mad inventiveness, even as the world ...Dubai Moon, 1 week ago
The first fully indigenous Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra made by Dadasaheb Phalke, released on May 3, 1913. The silent film had titles in Hindi and English and released at the Coronation Theatre in Bombay. Phalke followed with other films ...Mid Day, 2 weeks ago Celebrating a century of Bollywood The Star (Kenya), 2 weeks ago
We are a dynamite combination we are a nation obsessed with its past, always celebrating nostalgia, and thrive on watching cinema. But when these factors are fused together, the result is a not a bang, but a whimper. For one of the oldest film ...The Hindu, 2 weeks ago
Sooni Taraporevala's film Little Zizou -- which can be -- always makes me yearn for my first true love: Bombay. Because Little Zizou represents the perfect template of the city known to outsiders as Mumbai but beloved by insiders forever as Bombay, ...Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago
If cinema is the experience of a community, a museum of cinema needs to be more than a house of history. It must mark out periods of enterprise, bow to pioneers, and also look at its failures, its rebels. The 30 panels and artefacts brought to Siri ...Hindustan Times, 3 weeks ago Thirty-frames-of-hope-and-despair Hindustan Times, 3 weeks ago
On March 3, when Cyrus Pallonji Mistry took the podium at Jamshedpur to address the assembled crowd, it was his first public appearance since he formally took over as chairman of Tata Sons in December 2012. For Jamshedpur, and for the Tata group, ...Mjunction.in, 1 month ago
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