Movies
Mother India

Mother India

In Bollywood film, the setting is always India. There may be diversions to paradise, but it’s always India to which the story and the characters come back. How India Works As A Setting Mother India is at the very heart of Bollywood film. From the majestic Himalayas to her sun kissed southern shores, and with(…)

Sholay – A Classic Blockbuster

Sholay – A Classic Blockbuster

When Sholay was released in 1975, it was not warmly received by the critics, touted as a spaghetti western. Boasting of a star cast that, even in those days, was pretty much at the top, the film went on to become an iconic classic, a blockbuster and made its mark in the annals of Indian(…)

Filmalaya

Filmalaya

Founded half a century ago by Bengali Sashadhar Mukherjee, Filmalaya studios have contributed much to the legend and the lore of filmland. Over a thousand films, many of them very highly critically acclaimed, have been performed at these studios over the years making them a truly historic location. The stuff of myth and cinematic mystery!(…)

Mughal-e-Azam

Mughal-e-Azam

K. Asif directed Mughal-E-Azam, a period epic film and the original black and white version was released in 1960. Shapoorji Pallonji produced the Hindi movie under Sterling Investment Corporation banner. The movie saw an amazing cinematic release for any movie in the country at the time. People had to wait in day-long queues and some(…)