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, 3 days ago
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An era of musicians and singers extraordinaire The world recovered from a war and India gained its independence, only to discover that there were many more tasks to complete. This was also the decade of some of the greatest music makers as our ...Abu Dhabi National, 2 weeks ago
Ashok Kumar He didn't want to be an actor. Legend had it that he was conscripted into a film career and, in protest, shaved his head bald. But a wig was found and a career was born and with it another film family. His brother Kishore Kumar would ...Abu Dhabi National, 2 weeks ago
To Hindi cinema, with love and exasperated fondness Vinod Khanna and Dharmendra in Raj Khosla's Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971). Photo courtesy: Subhash Chheda Also Read Updated: Sat, May 04 2013. 12 27 AM IST Clockwork clichés Or, the comfort that ...Livemint.com, 2 weeks ago
Alam Ara was the first talkie film in India. The film also introduced songs in films. The one constant in the ten decades of Indian cinema has been change. Right from the release of the first feature film Raja Harishchandra to today's age of digital ...NDTV, 2 weeks ago ``Bollywood Muses in 100 years of Indian cinema Times of India, 3 weeks ago
The songs of Shamshad Begum, who enthralled music lovers for decades, will remain etched in our memory forever. Her unique voice gave that extra special effect to songs. They were very entertaining and full of life. A few of Shamshad Begum's ...The Hindu, 3 weeks ago The temple bell will toll for long The Hindu, 3 weeks ago Listen: Our favourite Shamshad Begum songs Sify, 4 weeks ago
In darkened cinema halls across the nation, during the time of grainy black-and-white movies, as the extremely effervescent Nigar Sultana lip-synced Mere piya gaye Rangoon, kiya hai vahan se telephoone in the superhit film Patanga (1949), the ...Indian Express, 3 weeks ago
When her singing career began, Indian cinema had barely started talking. And by the time it got over, the Golden Age of melody in Hindi films was gone. In a voice that was distinctive — nasal, deep and muscled — Shamshad Begum sang an impressive ...Times of India, 3 weeks ago
Chandan or sandalwood occupies a very special place in Indian homes. Showcasing the country's love for this special wood, 'Sandalwood Craft', a group exhibition by eminent artists, has masterpieces made and collected over a period of 40 years by craftsmen in ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
Films are emotions unravelled in images. While directors are certainly the weavers of the overall look of a film script, its emotional quotient is completely derived from the spirited performances of the actors, and if they are able to strike a ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
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