Tag: Prithviraj Kapoor

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Awaara (1951)

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On December 11, 2010
Awaara was the film that established Raj Kapoor as a major international film star; it also became one of the most popular Hindi films overseas (mainly in Asia and the former USSR) and was remade in many other national cinemas. It was also the first film Raj Kapoor made in his own studios and with […]
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He was indubitably the most handsome hero of the pre-independence period. Imposingly tall and more regal than most kings, Prithviraj Kapoor straddled the world of films and theatre for 40 years. This dynast and his progeny Raj, Shammi and Shashi, each a major star, became justifiably celebrated as Bollywood’s first family. The son of a […]

Sikandar (1941)

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On April 25, 2010

The historical film is one of the oldest genres of Indian cinema, often closely linked with themes of nationalism and the freedom struggle. Favourite periods include the Mughal era (the most popular f

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Phool (1944)

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On November 7, 2009
Phool is not yet available on DVD or VCD but it is the first of the very few movies made by one of India’s great directors, K. Asif, whose Mughal-e Azam is rightly regarded as one of the best Indian films ever made. Phool is fascinating, as it mixes several ‘Islamicate’ genres, being partly a […]
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