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Melbourne Fest Celebrates 100 Years of Indian Cinema

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, which begins on May 3, will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema and showcase some of the most celebrated films of the last century including the very first Indian film Raja Harishchandra (1913). It will close with the Australian premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist ...
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IPL Stumped!

With the IPL fever subsiding over the years, filmmakers no longer see the tournament as a threat to the business of cinema We have managed to tide over the first quarter of 2013, a time usually considered unfavourable for the release of films. Now that we have the report card ...
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A Gem Called Bombay Talkies

From the moment it was announced that four of our most talented directors would team up to make a film, it was obvious that it would be out of this world. The four directors – Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee – decided to make a film ...
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Amitabh Bachchan To Be Honoured

Italian auto giant Piaggio partners with the 12th edition of River to River Florence Indian Film Festival set to take place at Cinema Odeon, Florence, Italy from December 7 to 13, 2012, fortifying its long standing Italian-Indian connect. Commemorating the best of Indian talent, the festival will pay tribute to ...
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IFFI To Showcase

The 43rd International Film Festival Of India will stage a 20-minute play featuring dialogue between Dadasaheb Phalke and his wife Savitri. The biography has been produced by Phalke's grand-niece, and talks about what inspired him to make India's first full-leagth feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913. The 11-day festival will ...
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Countdown To A Century – Amar Akbar Anthony

On May 3, 1913, Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra was shown for the first time in public at Coronation Cinema at Girgaon, Mumbai. In fact, Raja Harishchandra was preceded by Dadasaheb Torne’s Shree Pundalik, which released almost a year earlier on May 18, 1912. However, the fact that Shree Pundalik ...
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