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...

Telugu Cinema

  The first talkie film in Telugu was ‘Bhakta Prahlada’ (1931), which launched Surabhi Kamalabai as the first Telugu heroine. The Telugu company ‘Saraswati Talkies’ was launched in 1935 with the film ‘Draupadi Vastrapaharanam’. The Nidamarthy Brothers constructed the...

English Films of India

  The earliest motion pictures to enter India were those made in English. It was a common practice during the silent era to have the main titles of films in English and Urdu. Several indigenous films were made in the early days in English versions with an eye on the...

International Recognition for Indian Cinema

  The first Indian film to be screened at the Venice Cinematograph Exhibition was ‘Seeta’ in 1934. The Marathi film ‘Sant Tukaram’ received a special jury mention in Venice in 1937. In 1938, another Indian film ‘Duniya Na Mane’ was screened in Venice. In 1949 the...
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