B'deshi film industry at its lowest ebb: Tanvir Mokammel
The commercial film industry in Bangladesh is at its lowest ebb now. They seem to have totally run out of ideas and the industry is simply dying. ...
Urdu added lyricism to Hindi songs
Urdu has played a crucial role to the growth and development of Indian cinema, especially adding rhyme and lyricism to its musical numbers. The scenario, however seems to have changed after lyrics started playing second ...
Assamese Cinema: Glorious past, crisis-ridden present
The foundation of the film industry in Assam was laid by the pioneering spirit of Jyotiprasad Agarwala. A poet, playwright, composer and freedom fighter, he learnt the art of filmmaking in Germany in the early ...
Our cinema needs fresh impetus
It has been a long time since Raja Harishchandra captivated the audience gathered in the Coronation Cinematograph theatre, sometime in May, 1913. ...
The loneliness of the no-compromise director
Content-driven cinema has few backers in Mumbai. So we have to go looking for production funds in Europe. ...
Aurora's aura
Aurora Film Corporation has numerous firsts to its credit. For a studio that has been around for a hundred years, that's no big deal. ...
A society through celluloid
Sa Kandasamy, the writer, wrote that an average Tamil is fixated with three things: cinema, politics and religion. ...
Today's songs have no shelf life
The journey of Indian cinema has been long and eventful. Times have naturally changed over these hundred years. ...
The fab four of Malayalam filmdom
The Malayalam film industry has given Indian cinema four versatile geniuses who have enriched the medium and commanded the appreciation and respect of national figures like Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Hasan. ...
Faces of Eve
"Despite the constraints, they drew creative mileage from these portrayals, turning them into memorable milestones. They had beautiful faces and we were kept away from knowing whether they had brains to match" ...
The charge of the Tamil brigade
When you see the knowledge explosion in Bangalore, the entrepreneurial vibrancy of Gujarat, the creativity of Tamil cinema, the awakening of a new India, you feel proud to say you are a person of Indian ...
The world is our stage
"Some young Mumbai filmmakers are moving away from hackneyed commercial praxis and informing their work with intelligence and sensitivity. They want box office success, but not at the expense of creative integrity" ...
We have come a long way
We have much to celebrate. The entire world knows Indian cinema. Initially, I had reservations about the term Bollywood. It denoted a kind of cinema that revolves around song and dance. We resisted this catch-all ...
 
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  • alikhan
    i want more authentic report
  • Vijay
    Indian cinema has come a long way. Heartiest congratulations to all those pioneers who worked relentlessly in pursuit of excellence and cinematic expressions during the last hundred years. The presnet cinema owes a lot to them.
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