100 Years of Indian Cinema and some of the milestones
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Year 2013 was looked upon as the milestone for Indian cinema as the industry celebrated 100 years of entertainment and establishment. Hindi, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujrati, Punjabi, Haryanvi, Bengali etc are some of the main contributors in the process and have provided certain legendary works in their own respective fields. From Bhupen Hazarika to Raj Kapoor, from Ravi Kishan to Jyothika, and from Amrinder Gill to Rajnikant, the glorious hundred years of the cinema has seen many ups and downs from time to time. Cinema has attained this level of success and acceptance from the Indian audience through a lot of hard work and patience. Success is not easy to get and when it comes to entertaining the common man from his day to day monotonous life, industry has been looked up as the only medium for reducing stress. Here listing some of the legendary names of their times and their outstanding works:
Raja Harishchandra-Dada Saheb Phalke(Hindi Director)
The first motion picture , created by Dada Saheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema, is now looked as the historical step in the entire Hindi film industry, also known as Bollywood. The creation of the movie set up the never ending roller coaster of the Hindi movies and unleashed the power of reel life from the real life. However, it was the time of silent movies and therefore, “Raja Harishchandra” lacked audio.
Alam Ara-Ardeshir Irani (Hindi Director)
The silent movie era came to an end with the commencement and the release of “Alam Ara”. Father of talking movies, Ardeshir Irani directed the movie and laid the foundation of Audio basics in a movie along with visuals. In 1931, golden era of “Talkies” was introduced to the common masses and was approved by everyone.
Jumai Shasthi- Amar Chowdhury (Bengali Director)
First Bengali movie directed by Amar Chowdhury was released parallel to “Alam Ara” in 1931. “Jumai...