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1 SWADESHI: Birth of Indian Cinema and the Indian Freedom Struggle Bal Gangadhar Tilak admired movies and supported Dadasaheb Phalke  in his attempts to create a Swadeshi  cinema.  He was the first in Marathi Press to carry film reviews in … Read more


India is Incredible ! Unquestionably so in the case of the Cinema – more particularly with regard to the volume of film production.  Perhaps this cannot be said about preserving the national heritage of Indian Cinema.  Not more than 25% … Read more

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    Centenary of Indian Cinema – Revisiting the Indian Classics.      Logo of Prabhat (the symbol of quality)   Prabhat Film Company, which had its glorious days in the 1930s and 40s, has given the world of cinema … Read more


             Movie theatres in the city of Bombay – cinema’s birthplace, are written on the wall – ironically, walls plastered over with film posters.  The threat is clear by the fact that over the last … Read more

Mani Kaul has been one of the few directors who really mattered for the New Cinema of this country. When he went back to the ancient representational forms and to the linguistics of the early grammarians from India, this was … Read more


  The dramatic technological developments in cinema and digital distribution today pose new challenges to the Film Society Movement, and unless far-reaching measures are taken to arrest the deterioration, the Movement’s downward spiral will not be stalled. It is important, … Read more


  • 27 Down1973 / Awtar Kaul
  • 36 Chowringhee Lane1981 / Aparna Sen
  • Aadmi1939 / V. Shantaram
  • Achut Kanya1936 / Franz Osten
  • Albela1951 / Bhagwan
  • Amma Ariyan1986 / John Abraham
  • Andolan1951 / Phani Majumdar
  • Ankur1974 / Shyam Benegal
  • Aradhana1966 / Shakti Samanta
  • Arth1983 / Mahesh Bhatt
  • Avvaiyar1953 / Kothamangalam Subbu
  • Awara1951 / Raj Kapoor
  • Bandit Queen1994 / Shekhar Kapoor
  • Bhavni Bhavai1980 / Ketan Mehta
  • Bhuvan Shome1969 / Mrinal Sen
  • Brahmachari1938 / Master Vinayak
  • Calcutta 711972 / Mrinal Sen
  • Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi1958 / Satyen Bose
  • Chandralekha1948 / S.S. Vasan
  • Charulata1964 / Satyajit Ray
  • Chemmeen1965 / Ramu Kariat
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji1952 / Bhalji Pendharkar
  • Chinnamul1950 / Nimai Ghosh
  • Court Dancer / Raj Nartaki1941 / Modhu Bose
  • Deewar1975 / Yash Chopra

Luminaries of Indian Cinema


Date : 01/01/1970

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