Persecution of Christians in ancient Rome: Cinema of the Week-BAGHI SIPAHI (1958)-(Rebel Soldier)

by   Venkata Raman G 16 hrs · Edited Cinema of the Week-BAGHI SIPAHI (1958)-(Rebel Soldier) Persecution of Christians in ancient Rome: Christianity in Rome, in its earliest stages was clearly viewed as a political movement. Although it is often claimed that Christians were persecuted for their refusal to worship the Emperor, general dislike for Christians likely arose from their refusal to worship the Gods or take part in sacrifice, which was expected of those living in the Roman Empire. Christians suffered from sporadic and localized persecutions over a period of two and a half centuries in ancient Rome. Their … Continue reading Persecution of Christians in ancient Rome: Cinema of the Week-BAGHI SIPAHI (1958)-(Rebel Soldier)

Cinema of the Week: KATHPUTHLI (1957)

by Venkata Raman G 13 hrs · Edited Real Life Love Story gets botched up in Reel: KATHPUTLI (1957) Written, Produced & Directed by Amiya Chakravorty was his Last Film and was based on his real life love story, with the older Balraj Sahani portraying him on the Screen and young Vyjayanthimala portraying his muse Usha Kiran. But unfortunately Amiya died midway during the making of the Film and the Story, Screenplay everything got affected & botched up by the incoming Producer & Director which not only spoiled the theme but also the flow of the Film. The Real: Everybody … Continue reading Cinema of the Week: KATHPUTHLI (1957)

Cinema of the Week ‘BEGUNAH (बेगुनाह)1957 (INNOCENT) in REEL

By Venkata Raman G 16 hrs · Edited Cinema of the Week: BEGUNAH (1957) PLAGIARISM has its PRICE. BEGUNAH (1957), a comedy thriller Movie was produced under Roop Kamal Chitra banner by brothers Mahipat Rai Shah and Anupchand Shah & Directed by Narendra Suri. The Producers had earlier produced Shri Vishnu Bhagwan-(1951), Adhikar (1954) and Riyasat (1955) The story of BEGUNAAH was written by I.S.Johar. It was based on the story of Paramount Picture’s Hollywood Movie ”KNOCK ON WOOD ”(1954) with Danny Kaye and Mai Zetterling in the Lead.. The story was adapted to Indian conditions. While in the original … Continue reading Cinema of the Week ‘BEGUNAH (बेगुनाह)1957 (INNOCENT) in REEL

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: RAJHATH

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: RAJHATH By Dharma Kirthi 14 hrs · Edited BANNER: MINERVA MOVIETONE PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY: SOHRAB MODI CAST: SOHRAB MODI, MADHUBALA, PRADEEP KUMAR & ULHAS LYRICS: SHAILENDRA & HASRAT JAIPURI ———————————————————————————————- Rajhath, means means a Royal oath; actually English lexicon does not have a precise word for “Hatt” which, literally means a stubbornness. This movie is more about a combination of both. The backdrop is based on some kingdom in Rajasthan, where, a huge premium was placed on “value of word”, which is derived from the famous words from the Ramayan of Tulsidas; Raghukul Reet Sada … Continue reading MOVIE OF THE WEEK: RAJHATH

RAJHATH (1956) is all about a long-standing feud between two Kings that inches closer to battle —

 by : Shri Venkataraman G Cinema of the Week: RAJHATH (1956)-(ROYAL OBSTINACY) Royal Espionage: In order to protect their territory and for the purpose of expanding their dominions, the Kings of Ancient and Medieval India, were continually engaged in wars. At the same time the Kings were also trained to be excellent Administrators. To this end, they appointed many officials at all levels. who were loyal and efficient. Important among these were the SPIES who contributed to the safety and security of the Kingdom. The chief responsibility of these Spies was to travel, sometimes under disguise, to neighbouring Kingdoms to … Continue reading RAJHATH (1956) is all about a long-standing feud between two Kings that inches closer to battle —

SCIENCE OF ONE ERA MAY BE THE SUPERSTITION OF ANOTHER

Cinema of the Week-PATRANI (1956) (Chief Queen) By Venkata Raman G 15 hrs Science v/s Superstition in Hindi Movies. “SCIENCE OF ONE ERA MAY BE THE SUPERSTITION OF ANOTHER”. ASTROLOGY was once considered Science but is now regarded by Astronomy as Superstition. INFERTILITY was considered a Stigma but it is now considered pure Science. TAN or Dark Skin Colour was Scoffed at but is now considered as Racism. Science: Ultraviolet Radiation (UVR) from sunlight affects everybody’s skin to some extent, but the skin’s response varies widely from person to person. Peoples’ sensitivity to the sun varies according to the amount … Continue reading SCIENCE OF ONE ERA MAY BE THE SUPERSTITION OF ANOTHER

“My” ‘Chori Chori’ was better! Far better! by Ms. Zarine Jandosova

by  Zarine Jandosova Let me tell my few words about my Chori Chori experience. Being a Russian, I depend on Russian releases of Indian films. In my formative years Indian cinema (mainly Hindi films) was everywhere in the USSR – on big screens in every big and small cinema theatre, in big cities and in a very remote places such as a mountain village in Tajikistan or a Summer camp for the schoolchildren. But after the collapse of the USSR Indian films totally disappeared from our big screens. Then there was one and a half decade comprising the era of … Continue reading “My” ‘Chori Chori’ was better! Far better! by Ms. Zarine Jandosova

Cinema of the Week-CHORI CHORI (1956) by Venkata Raman G

Venkata Raman G 14 hrs · Edited 23/07/2015 PLAGIARISM v/s INSPIRATION in Hindi Movies, Music & Songs: PLAGIARISM is taking another’s work and passing it off as your own, INSPIRATION is taking Inspiration from another’s work, creating your own. With the emergence of Social Media, the people around the World get to see news from various corners of the World within seconds. In the past, it took a lot of time to decode a Movie or a Song and analyze whether it was on the lines of some other Movie/Song or not. But, nowadays, even a first look Poster goes … Continue reading Cinema of the Week-CHORI CHORI (1956) by Venkata Raman G

चोरी-चोरी (1956) ओ टिम का टिमा टिम्भा तारे करें अचम्भा

Review of Chori-chori (1956) in Hindi written by Shashank Dubey कुछ अरसा पहले भारतीय ज्ञानपीठ की पत्रिका ‘नया ज्ञानोदय’ के लिए मैं पुरानी सदाबहार फिल्मों पर ‘मैटिनी शो’ शीर्षक से एक कॉलम लिखता था. लगभग 7 वर्ष तक यह कॉलम चला और इसमें लगभग पचास फिल्मों पर आलेख लिखे गए. इसी सिलसिले में ‘चोरी चोरी’ पर लिखा गया लेख सभी शंकर-जयकिशन प्रेमियों के अवलोकनार्थ प्रस्तुत है: चोरी-चोरी  तारेतारे अवलोकनार्थ प्रस्तुत है: चोरी-चोरी (1956) ओ टिम का टिमा टिम्भा तारे करें अचम्भा शशांक दुबे उज्जैन के मेरे अभिन्न फ़िल्मप्रेमी मित्र ओमप्रकाश पोरवाल का कहना है कि हिंदी फ़िल्मों के इतिहास में … Continue reading चोरी-चोरी (1956) ओ टिम का टिमा टिम्भा तारे करें अचम्भा

RAAGA based Classical songs in Hindi Films: Cinema of the Week: BASANT BAHAR (1955) by Venkata Raman G

Venkata Raman G Yesterday at 7:03am · Edited Cinema of the Week: BASANT BAHAR (1955) RAAGA based Classical songs in Hindi Films: The music of India is said to be one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world. It is said that the origins of this system go back to the Vedas. Many different legends have grown up concerning the origins and development of Indian classical music. Such legends go a long way in showing the importance that music has in defining Indian culture. Indian music has developed within a very complex interaction between different peoples of different … Continue reading RAAGA based Classical songs in Hindi Films: Cinema of the Week: BASANT BAHAR (1955) by Venkata Raman G