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#ThrowbackThursday to this joyous moment from Diwali Ki Raat (1956)!
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Actress: PRIYA TENDULKAR
She gave a memorable performance in Shyam Benegal’s Ankur (1973), and went on to appear in popular films like Mohra (1994) and Gupt (1997). She also appeared in Marathi films, such as Mumbaicha Fauzdar (1984).
She was also a noted television personality, with series like Rajani and the sitcom Hum Paanch.

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Popular actor: SUNNY DEOL
The star played memorable roles of the hero as a righteous, Rambo-type vigilante. His trademark is the high-voltage dramatic mode of performance, and forceful action scenes. Some of his notable films are Betaab (1983), Ghayal (1990), Border (1997) and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001).
His dialogue “Tarikh pe tarikh” from Damini (1993) is among the iconic lines of Hindi cinema, as is his thunderous monologue in Gadar.

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A working still of the Om Puri with Govind Nihalani while shooting Tamas (1987). In a long and fruitful collaboration, the two delivered landmark films together.

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In honour of Om Puri's birth anniversary, our selection for this week's #Nostalgia is this wonderful picture of him with Amrish Puri.

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Eminent Indian actor: OM PURI
An alumnus of FTII, Puri made a mark with his intense performances in several landmark films from the alternative cinema movement, such as Aakrosh (1980), Aarohan (1982), Ardh Satya (1983) and Tamas (1987). He also excelled in comic roles, in films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Chachi 420 (1997) and Maqbool (2003).
He won the National Award for Best Actor for Aarohan and Ardh Satya. Puri plays his own version of the “angry young man” in Ardh Satya. Interestingly, the role was first offered to Amitabh Bachchan.

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#DidYouKnow Smita Patil acted in the acclaimed Malayalam film Chidambaram (1985). The film also marked her collaboration with ace filmmaker G. Aravindan and noted actor Gopi.

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Famed Actress: SIMI GAREWAL
Known for her glamour, she is popular for her work in films Do Badan (1966), Saathi (1968) Mera Naam Joker (1970), Karz (1980). In 1960s and 70s, she worked with leading directors such as Satyajit Ray,  Raj Khosla, Raj Kapoor and Mrinal Sen.
She featured in Ray’s Aranyer Din Ratri (1969) and Mrinal Sen’s Padatik (1973). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #actress #film #filmlover #light #camera #action #instapic #instaphoto #potd #picoftheday #india #pune #rare #BeautifulShots
A pleasing moment of Smita Patil, Raj Babbar and Anita Raj from Teesra Kinara (1986). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #actress #film #filmlover #light #camera #action #instapic #instaphoto #potd #picoftheday #india #pune
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Noted Indian filmmaker: JAHNU BARUA
A renowned filmmaker known for his work in Assamese cinema, Jahnu Barua has made acclaimed films like Papori (1986), Halodiya Choraye Baodhan Khaye (1987), Firingoti (1981) and Hkhgoroloi Bohu Door (1994). He is also the director of the Hindi film Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara (2005).
An alumnus of FTII, his films have received multiple National Awards, including Best Director.

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The peerless SMITA PATIL
In her illustrious career, she captivated the audience with her raw, earthy screen presence and refined performances. She appeared in several landmark films such as Manthan (1976), Bhumika (1976), Aakrosh (1980), Chakra (1980), Umbartha (1981), Arth (1982), Ardh Satya (1983), Chidambaram (1985) and Mirch Masala (1985).
Before becoming an actress, she was a TV newsreader. Her film debut was in Arun Khopkar’s FTII short film Teevra Madhyam.

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#MondayMemories, a dramatic still of Hema Malini and Kamal Haasan from K. Balachander's moving melodrama Ek Nai Paheli (1984). #nfai #indiancinema #cinemalover #actor #actress #film #filmlover #light #camera #action #instapic #instaphoto #potd #picoftheday #india #pune #rare #BeautifulShots