Category: History

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Before Independence (with Independence came the division of Bengal with the film centre Calcutta going to India) only one feature film directed by a Muslim was completed and rele¬≠ased. Of course, the director was obliged to assume a Hindu name in the credit titles. He was Obaidul Huq, a native of Noakhali in Bangladesh. Obaidul […]
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11 March 1931 will remain as the second most important date in the annals of the region’s history of cinema. On that day Alam Ara, the first full length locally-produced talkie film, was released at the Majestic Cinema, in Bombay. It was made under the banner of the Imperial Film Company owned by Ardeshir Irani […]
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