A short piece by Shruti Swamy and Tim Concannon on Indian film archivist #PKNair's internationalism. August marks the 6-month anniversary of the passing of Mr. P.K. Nair, the pioneering film archivist and founder of the National Film Archive of India. Mr Nair's invaluable contribution towards saving and preserving India's film heritage has been celebrated. This short piece reflects on how his attitude towards archiving, screening and education was political and outward looking. His…
#Holi is a 1940 Hindi/Urdu social drama film directed by A. R. Kardar. Holi was produced by Ranjit Movietone and had music composed by Khemchand Prakash with lyrics by D. N. Madhok. It had Khursheed and Motilal starring in the lead with Sitara Devi, Ishwarlal, Keshavrao Date, Dixit, Ghory and Manohar Kapoor. With two love stories as a format, the film pits the rich against the poor, in the shape of two pairs of lovers; a poor-girl-rich-boy, and a rich-boy-poor-girl.
R.K. Laxman sketched 40 icons of Hindi cinema in his series titled ‘The Stars I Never Met”, which were originally drawn for Filmfare magazine. A few of those illustrations have now been released by the National Film Archives of India. Here is bringing back the memory of R.K. Laxman with these beautiful sketches that he drew in 1952.
Tribute to P. K. Nair a passionate film archivist & the founder of National Film Archive of India of India on his 1st death anniversary. He was instrumental in acquiring for the archive several landmark Indian films like Dadasaheb Phalke's Raja Harishchandra and Kaliya Mardanam, Bombay Talkies films such as Jeevan Naiya, #Bandhan, #Kangan, Achhut Kanya and #Kismet, S. S. Vasan's Chandralekha and Uday Shankar's #Kalpana.
Hindi film music directors have often stepped outside the confines of the Hindi film industry to compose songs for regional languages. Salil Choudhary was no different. He had moved to Bombay in 1953, debuting with a stellar score in Do Bigha Zameen. In the three decades since that debut, Salilda composed for more than 25 films and became as close to the Malayali heart as he is dear to Bengalis, or to Hindi film music lovers. ‘Introduced’ to Malayalam cinema by Ramu Kariat. Read more on link
Debate. Think. Rethink. Because Even The Truth Needs A Debate. Seeing the recent #JNU protests and arrests, my mind goes back to two of the most important films of my life. The films were – The Wrong Man and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla.
We took it to the International film festivals and lot of people started saying “Wow! India’s first stoner movie!” and so this term came along and somehow it’s a huge hit in here as well!’ M Cream #CreamGeneration #Stoner #IndieFilm #AgneySingh #IraDubey #ImaadShah #TomAlter