These 100 years of Indian Cinema has been symbolised with Bombay Film Industry and is popularly known as Bollywood. But there is a lot more to it that meets the eyes.
On this day, 100 years ago, Indian cinema came into being. But who would have realised that the people behind churning...
the amalgamation of flavours will both enchant and offend. Within it more than 20 native dialects are spoken. But in this diversity there is unity found in the common language of their movies. Such is the power and hold over audiences of Indian films.
In the space of a darkened cinema, everyone is...
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...
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...
Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes other production centers producing films in regional languages.[1...
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...
sing also entered the career as, there was provision for another man/ woman to sing for him/her from the background. The problem of not taking in for acting people who could not sing was thus solved and Indian cinema saw another hurdle being crossed. Now with this impetus to those who could not sing...
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...
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...
100 Years of Indian Cinema
We are here celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema and below information has been collected to share with you all from Wikipedia.
Indian Cinema has had a profound effect on cinema across India since the early 20th century. It consists of films produced across India, which...
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Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Composer, Writer, Graphic Designer
Born: May 2, 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...
“She and the Silver Screen”
Depiction of Women and Cultural Identity in Indian Cinema
audience sees, and how the dead are treated are part of the delicate semiotics of editing in cinema. In The Searchers, main characters Ethan (John Wayne) and Marty find their family home burned to the ground by Comanche Indians. None of the bodies are shown, but the look on Ethan’s face is revealed...
them in phonetic Latin approximations: thus Battleship Potemkin rather than Bronenosets Potemkin, Seven Samurai rather than Shichinin No Samurai, Farewell My Concubine rather than Ba Wang Bie Ji. Indian cinema is unusual in that some ﬁlms have accepted English titles (Mother India) while others are...
", "Tollywood"(Bangla), "Sandalwood" and "Mollywood". The remaining majority portion is spread across northern, western, and southern India (with Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Oriya, Assamese Cinema). However, there are several smaller centers of Indian film industries in regional languages centered in the...
Marathi, and “Byari”, a drama named for the dialect spoken by the people in it. The surprise, to some of us, wasn't that a film in the Byari language won. The surprise was that a language named Byari existed.
Like the nation of India, the notion of Indian cinema is simultaneously specific and...
uniqueness, the journey of Hindi cinema from the early 19th century to the present times is a fascinating story of Indian culture, history and tradition. Regardless of its diverse ethos, popular fan following and a well established film industry; Hindi films have often been accused of being...
The cinema of India consists of films produced across India, including the cinematic culture of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Mumbai, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Indian films came to be followed throughout South Asia and the Middle East. As cinema as a medium gained...
“INDIAN CINEMA has virtually become a parallel culture. Talk of India with a foreigner and debate virtually centres around Indian films,” said Amitabh Bachchan.
A name that needs no introduction, an individual that has more surnames and adjectives than noun itself, Amitabh Bachchan was a...
2.Is Bollywood killing regional cinema
In the last five years the Indian production houses have been pumping truckloads of money in the Bollywood movies. The production quality has improved; the wardrobe is more international; the movies are being shot at exotic locations from start to end, but...
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...
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...
groundbreaking films that reinvigorated the industry and broke old boundaries.
2. New Wave Indian Cinema
New Wave Indian Cinema is a specific genre of Indian cinema which is known for its serious content, realism and naturalism, with an eye on the socio-political climate of the times. The New Wave Indian...
gave Hindi cinema its unique nature. The split between the singing voice and the performing body on-screen became the desired norm by the 1950s.
Song-and-dance sequences, which had already been part of the formulaic device for Hindi cinema, became one of the key transmitters of Indian culture, since...
*Lal, Vinay and Ashis Nandy, eds. Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema. Delhi: Oxford UP, 2006.
Mandel, Peter. Cassette Culture: Popular Music and Technology in North India. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Manto, Saadat Hasan. Stars from...
Hello friends, now a days Indian-cinema is breaching the cultural values of India. They are just roaming around topics like love, crime, sex and they are pictured in such a way that it forces youth to think in that manner only. This seems like they are involved in this unnecessary things instead of...
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...
,Punjab, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal. Indian films came to be followed throughout South Asia and the Middle East. The cinema as a medium gained popularity in the country as many as 1,000 films in variouslanguages of India were produced annually. Expatriates in countries such as the United Kingdom and...
BHOJPURI CINEMA (1848-1969)
Bhojpuri cinema is also watched in many parts of the world, where Indian diaspora has settled, including Brazil, Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius,South Africa, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many colonizers faced labor shortages...
found acceptance across continents.
Table of Contents
Indian Cinema: A journey through the eras 6
One Size Fits All: An approach that needs change 7
If content is king, distribution is god 7
Riding the Air Waves 9
Battle of the screens 9
Let the music play on 10