Famous Personalities of Indian Cinema

Adoor Gopalakrishnan: Adoor Gopalakrishnan is the noted Producer and Director of Malayalam films who pioneered the film society movement in Kerala and set up India’s first cooperative for the production, distribution and exhibition of artistic films. His most...

Films of the 1960s onwards

  The sixties experienced the use of the most melodious music in Indian films, which is difficult to replicate. ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ produced by K.Asif broke all previous records at the box-office. It was followed by notable productions like Raj Kapoor’s ‘Jis Desh...

Film Awards

  National Film Awards: The National Film Awards are considered as the most prestigious awards for cinema in India. It began in 1954 and is currently managed by the Directorate of Film Festivals. The awards are given in the categories of Feature Films and Non-Feature...

Film Censorship in India

  Censorship is India is governed by the Cinematograph Act 1952 and the Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983. The Act lays down the guidelines to be followed for certifying films and also lays down provisions relating to constitution and functioning of the ‘Censor...

Malayalam Cinema

  The first silent Malayalam film was ‘Vigathakumaran’ (1928) produced by J.C. Daniel, while the first Malayalam talkie film was S. Nottani’s ‘Balan’ (1938). Film production in Malayalam progressed at a slow pace until 1950, with only one film each being produced in...

Tamil Cinema

  The history of Tamil films began in 1897 when M. Edwards screened the first-ever movie show of South India at the Victoria Memorial Hall in Madras. The first-ever cinema house in South India, ‘Electric Theatre’, was built in 1900 by Major Warwick. The first Indian...
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