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March 13th, 2013

Cannes to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema

Cannes to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema

Amitabh Bachchan’s The Great Gatsby will open the festival in May. Cineswami also tells us about the second Sundance Screenwriters Lab

The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, will open the Cannes film festival on May 15. Though Amitabh Bachchan said this about his role in the film – “I have a 2 seconds role in the film. Just did it as a gesture” – for his millions of fans worldwide, he is the only reason they’ll even consider watching the film. Click here to read more

February 19th, 2013

Zee Talkies celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema with special calendar

Zee Talkies celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema with special calendar

The yearly calendar is dedicated to the finest actors and the best films in Marathi cinema

Marking 100 years of Indian cinema, Zee Talkies, a popular channel dedicated to Marathi movies, has come up with a gorgeous calendar for the industry and its loyal audience. Click here to read more

January 22nd, 2013

Filmfare Awards 2013: Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma pay tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema

Filmfare Awards 2013: Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma pay tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema

The awards ceremony was indeed a special one, as it’s Indian cinema’s centennial year

A teeny-tiny while ago, it was the night of one of the most coveted award ceremonies – the Filmfare Awards. Click here to read more

January 10th, 2013

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan unveils Filmfare’s special trophy to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema!

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan unveils Filmfare’s special trophy to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema!

As Indian cinema celebrates its 100 years, B-town’s ultimate diva, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, showcased Filmfare Awards’ special trophy with a golden base

Every actor of our much celebrated film industry, big or small, craves to hold the black lady in their hands. Such is the desirability quotient of Filmfare Awards, that it can easily seduce the most desirable A-listers, with its irresistible charm. Click here to read more

June 6th, 2012

Is Indian cinema 100 years old? Or not?

Is Indian cinema 100 years old? Or not?

The controversy surrounding the subject is gaining steam, with naysayers claiming that we still have a year to go

Everyone’s busy celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, with even the government putting aside other national crises to introduce new awards. Click here to read more

May 3rd, 2012

100 years of Indian cinema: Top 10 films of the silent era

100 years of Indian cinema: Top 10 films of the silent era

The first film made by an Indian was Raja Harishchandra, which was shown to the public on May 3, 1913. As we enter the 100th year of India cinema, we take a look at the silent era (from 1913 to 1930) of the movies and present to you our top 10 films from this period

Raja Harishchandra, 1913: Even though the first film that went into making was Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, in 1912, it was considered a British production. Click here to read more