24 Facts About Indian Cinema


Some have argued that Pundalik was not the first Indian Cinema film, because it was a photographic recording of a play, and because the cameraman was a British man named Johnson and the film was processed in London.

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Indian Cinema employed elements from Sanskrit epics to produce his Raja Harishchandra, a silent film in Marathi.

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Indian Cinema produced Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra in 1917, a remake of Phalke's Raja Harishchandra.

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Realist IPTA plays, such as Nabanna prepared the ground for realism in Indian cinema, exemplified by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas's Dharti Ke Lal in 1946.

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Indian Cinema pioneered the technique while filming Aparajito, the second part of the trilogy.

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Indian Cinema was a pioneer of method acting, predating Hollywood method actors such as Marlon Brando.

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Whereas Hollywood filmmakers strove to conceal the constructed nature of their work so that the realistic narrative was wholly dominant, Indian Cinema filmmakers did not attempt to conceal the fact that what was shown on the screen was a creation, an illusion, a fiction.

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Indian Cinema directed some of his most acclaimed films during this period, including Elippathayam which won the Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival.

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Indian Cinema's is the only movie star in the history of Bollywood to star in the top 10 highest grosser of the year throughout her active period .

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The British funded wartime propaganda films during World War II, some of which showed the Indian Cinema army pitted against the Axis powers, specifically the Empire of Japan, which had managed to infiltrate India.

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Early Indian Cinema films made early inroads into the Soviet Union, Middle East, Southeast Asia and China.

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For example, Indian Cinema films were more popular in the Soviet Union than Hollywood films and occasionally domestic Soviet films.

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Some Indian Cinema films are known as "multilinguals", filmed in similar but non-identical versions in different languages.

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Pan-India film is a style of Indian cinema in which a commercial cinema appeals to audiences across the country and a film movement that has gained popularity post the success of Baahubali: The Beginning which was a Tollywood film.

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The term "Pan-Indian Cinema film" is used for a film that is simultaneously released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages, with an aim to maximize the target audience and increase the revenues.

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Demands of a multicultural, increasingly globalised Indian Cinema audience led to a mixing of local and international musical traditions.

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Indian Cinema was instrumental in the production of the first Assamese film Joymati in 1935, under the banner of Critrakala Movietone.

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Kannada cinema, known as Sandalwood, or Chandanavana, is the segment of Indian cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Kannada language widely spoken in the state of Karnataka.

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Indian Cinema'sela was made in Calcutta and released in Lahore; it was a hit across the province.

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Indian Cinema'srdukpen is native to the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Indian Cinema's forte was intense characters, often immersing himself in the character's traits and mannerisms.

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Indian Cinema was the first from South India to be honoured with the Padma Shri.

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Indian Cinema served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.

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Indian Cinema was one of the most successful Telugu actors of his time.

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