Homosexuality in Popular
Abstract:India is a country with vibrant popular culture. Nowhere is the collective consciousness of the
nation probably better essayed than in the cinema, which is viewed with passionate
enthusiasm. Taking Popular Hindi Cinema as a mainstay of Indian culture, this article...
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Manto, Saadat Hasan. Stars from Another...
In India Cinema has been a very important means of entertainment. Here, cinema has seen a century of growth, and it has gone very far in the heights of progress.
Originally, in India the cinema was a movie only and it was called because we could only see the stars acting, and there was no sound, no...
Evolution Indian Cinema
A scene from Raja Harishchandra (1913) – The first full-length motion picture.
And Devika Rani and Ashok Kumar inAchhut Kanya (1936).
By GAURAV YADAV
CESP (MA), 4th Semester
India has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world....
IMPACT OF CINEMA ON THE INDIAN SOCIETY
Cinema has become the most powerful form of Mass Media since the day it was introduced to the world. The Lumiere Brothers who invented the ‘ Cinematograph’ ( a compact and portable device which with a few adjustments could be used as a projector , camera or a...
Cast: D.D.Dabke, Salunke, Babaraya Phalke Screenplay: D.G. Phalke Cinematography: D.G. Phalke Production: Phalke Films The narrative is drawn from the Indian epic Mahabharata where the King sacrifices his kingdom to uphold his ideals of truth. The king accidentally blunders into the religious ceremonies...
year 2012 celebrates in India the Centenary of Indian Cinema. It was a 100 years ago the first Indian film “Raja Harishchandra” was made by the métier of Indian cinema, none other than Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, better known as The Father Of Indian Cinema. His adamant character and hardwork fulfilled his...
Indian Cinema is very powerful medium to communicate with Viewers. Films are not only the popular medium of Entertainment but it is also the powerful medium of Education. Cinema means a creative expressions ; it performs the functions of Mass Media , such as Education & Transmission of...
Learning Human Dignity and Rights Through Cinema
Human dignity forms the basis of human rights, as it signifies the intrinsic worth that lies in every human being. Human rights would mean that a person possesses the worthiness of respect on all levels of treatments concerning sex, age, status...
around the country. It was against this background that cinema arrived. In the decades that followed it was to assume the dimensions of a major socio-cultural force.
Mahatma Gandhi expressed his disapproving ideas on cinema in 1927 when the Indian Cinematograph Committee sent him to him a request accompanied...
1921, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Died: April 23, 1992, Calcutta, India
Satyajit Ray, standing 6'-4" tall, was a towering figure in the world of cinema. He studied at the university in Calcutta and later joined Shantiniketan, Rabindranath Tagore's university to study art. He began his career as a commercial...
“She and the Silver Screen”
Depiction of Women and Cultural Identity in Indian Cinema
Cinema is, without doubt, the greatest medium of entertainment but at the same time, it also reflects the true mood of the society. The Indian cinema has changed through times and has always tried to cope with the changing reality. Reel life, they say, is a reflection of real life. The influence has...
In India, cinema is very near to the lives of people or we can say that it is in the heart of the people. The large screen provides an alternative, an escape from the realities of day-to-day life. People cry, laugh, sing, dance and enjoy emotions through cinema.
The study of Indian cinema would throw...
Tracing the history, birth and evolution of Indian cinema is always an exhilarating experience. According to historians, Harischandra Sakharam Bhatvadekar (Save Dada, 1868- 1958) and Hiralal Sen were among the pioneers who produced moving images in India for the first time. Bhatvadekar was part of the...
It's been a hundred years, and yet the fascination for movies has not faded for a nation of one billion Indians.
When Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema, released his epochal feature film Raja Harishchandra on 3rd May 1913, it is unlikely that either the exhibitors or the pioneer film maker...
INTRODUCTION TO CINEMAS
The cinema of India consists of films produced across India, including the cinematic culture of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Haryana,Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Indian films came to be followed throughout...
An Essay on 100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA
A hundred years ago Dada Saheb Phalke made a movie about a king who never lied. Phalke’s inspiration came from an English film ‘The Life and Passion of Christ’ and he too wanted to translate the lives of Indian Gods to the screen.
His first production ‘Raja Harishchandra’...
The Hollywood Indian:
The Portrayal of Native Americans in
John Ford’s The Searchers and
Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man
November 30, 2005
The depictions of Native American in film have changed little over the history of the motion picture. The stories told hold fast to...
and he too wanted to translate the lives of Indian Gods to the screen.
His first production ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was screened at Coronation Cinema in Mumbai on 3 May 1913 marking the beginning of Indian cinema. Regarded as the father of the Indian cinema, Phalke went on to make several silent films...
focus on how east-Asian martial art films have influenced Hollywood cinema and the conclusion that east-Asian martial art films, especially from Hong Kong and Cantonese cinema since the 70s have had a great impact on Hollywood cinema today. I believe that martial arts in Chinese films are so much different...
New Wave cinema is defined as a way of grouping together a series of films and personnel that represent a change of direction or a break with the past. A New Wave is usually a historical moment within a national cinema. The most famous example is the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague);...
Assistant Professor, VVISM
New avenues of revenue in Indian Cinema
“Indian media Industry is soon being recognized as the next sunrise industry after the growth of the Information Technology sector” - Subhash Ghai (renowned film maker)
Indian cinema which has got the status of film industry in the...
What is Indian Cinema?
Before attempting to answer what Indian Cinema is, I feel it is important to question the present day notion Indian Cinema. This notion, I feel is a misleading one. Indian Cinema at present is an image falsely created out of only a particular kind of cinema, namely the Bollywood...
100 YEARS OF INDIAN CINEMA
Indian Cinema has now completed 100 years on April 21, 2012, a country where over 1,000 films are made every year, in several languages. During these long years Indian cinema has broken many new grounds and established several milestones. The Times of India, India's major...
"I don't know what the word means."
Ethics in Indian Cinema
India is the largest film producing industry in the world and its cinema is becoming increasingly popular in various countries around the globe.
The Indian Cinema consists of films produced across India, which includes...
Indian Parallel Cinema
While Indian Cinema known as Bollywood was thriving in the 1950s, the film industry also saw the emergence of a new Parallel Cinema movement. A group of film-makers broke with the past traditions and made exciting, experimental and innovating films (Gupta 11). Indian Parallel...
100 Years of Indian Cinema and some of the milestones
Lights, Camera, Action...
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...
On the milestone occasion of the centenary of Indian cinema this year, the Ministry
of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, commemorated this
landmark celluloid journey through a weeklong celebration from April 25th to 30th
at, The Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi by hosting a festival...