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#BornOnThisDay in 1870
Remembering the pioneer and one of the founding fathers of cinema in India: DADASAHEB PHALKE

We bring you an excerpt from one of his most important silent films Kaliya Mardan (1919)

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Do Aankhen Barah Haath
V Shantaram’s Do Aankhen Barah Haath (1957) is an early Hindi classic. Here’s a still from a wonderful song ‘Umad Ghumad Kar Aayi Re Ghata' from the film.

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#BornOnThisDay in 1929

Remembering Indian dramatist, playwright, lyricist and writer: KN PANICKER

#PosterOfTheWeek : the Malayalam film Kummatty (1979) was written by Panicker based on the folk tale about the magical figure of a bogeyman who spins worlds of fantasy and myth for children.

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#BornOnThisDay in 1918

Remembering the popular Indian actress MEHTAB for her portrayal of Queen of Jhansi in Sohrab Modi’s Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

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World-renowned costume designer BHANU ATHAIYA 
#Pyaasa 1957 #Gandhi 1982

We have for you stills from Guide (1965)

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#BornOnThisDay in 1912

Remembering the veteran film and theatre actress: ZOHRA SEHGAL

Zohra Sehgal began her career as a dancer in the troupe of Uday Shankar, and in her career spanning over seven decades made a name for herself as an acclaimed Indian and international actress, known for her roles ranging from Neecha Nagar and Do Bigha Zameen, made in the 1940s and 50s, to her roles in Cheeni Kum and Saawariya which were made in the 21st century.

#NeechaNagar (1946) #DoBighaZameen (1953) #DilSe (1998)

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#VinodKhanna in his unforgettable and nuanced role of a murder witness in a crumbling marriage in the film #Shaque (1976). #nfai #vinodkhanna
NFAI pays tribute to the dashing VINOD KHANNA. His demise comes as a great loss to the film fraternity in India.

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#BornOnThisDay in 1953

Celebrating the 64th birthday of popular Indian Actress: MOUSHUMI CHATTERJEE

Moushumi Chatterjee is a popular face of Hindi and Bengali cinema and acted as the leading lady opposite several male stars of the 70s.

#BalikaVadhu (1967) #Anurag (1972) #GoynarBaksho (2014)

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#BornOnThisDay in 1897

Remembering one of Indian Cinema’s early masters: NITIN BOSE

Nitin Bose’s work as writer, cinematographer and director with New Theatres in Kolkata and later with Bombay Talkies and Filmistan was responsible for some of the best films of the early talkies era through to the fifties and sixties.

#DakuMansoor (1934) #President (1937) #Lagan (1941) #GangaJamuna (1961)

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We celebrate the legacy of DadaSaheb Phalke Award winner K Vishwanath with a look back at some of his major films.

Here we have a rare photograph of the legendary K Vishwanath directing Kamal Haasan on the sets of his film Sagarasangamam (1983): A musical melodrama which explores the universal themes of love, happiness, pain and death through the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam.

One of K Vishwanath's most popular films, the soulful music by Ilayiaraaja along with the melodious voices of SP Balasubramaniam,SP Sailaja, and S Janaki made sure this film was a success at the box office. The film also saw Kamal Haasan in a role that defied traditional portrayals of the hero on Indian screen.

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Kidar Sharma and Madhubala #BehindTheScenes of the film Neki Aur Badi (1949), which also starred Geeta Bali.

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