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Bombay Talkies re-opens

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The iconic movie studio Bombay Talkies that was founded in 1934 and shut down in 1954 due to lack of funds is now being revived again. Bombay Talkies, which will reopen after 58 years, is all set to launch their first film in June this year. The film titled Zakhmi will feature 29 year old Abhay Kumar, the grandson of the studio's founder Rajnarayan Dube, along with Sayali Bhagat and Mithun Chakraborty. Bombay Talkies had launched some of the biggest stars of Hindi cinema like Devika Rani, Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis, Raj Kapoor, Mehmood, Madhubala and Dilip Kumar.
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Oh mother! How she.s been edited out of Bollywood (Mother.s Day is on May 8)

The always tired woman in white slaving over a sewing machine, the sacrificing one wracked by coughs but lifting load after load at a construction site or the doughty worker who won.t stop at even murder to save her child. The mother figure was for long an enduring cornerstone of Hindi cinema, but not any more. From Nargis and Nirupa Roy to Rakhee and Jaya Bachchan, actors down the ages have played powerful mother roles in hallmark films. Can anyone forget cop Shashi Kapoor.s famous .Mere pas maa hai. to his smuggler brother Amitabh Bachchan in .Deewar., where Nirupa Roy as mother was the pivot the film revolved around. The most iconic film till date is perhaps Nargis in Mehboob Khan.s .Mother India. (1957) as the fiery single mother who brings up two sons in the face of near impossible odds and doesn.t hesitate to fire a
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Oh mother! How she.s been edited out of Bollywood

The always tired woman in white slaving over a sewing machine, the sacrificing one wracked by coughs but lifting load after load at a construction site or the doughty worker who won.t stop at even murder to save her child. The mother figure was for long an enduring cornerstone of Hindi cinema, but not any more.From Nargis and Nirupa Roy to Rakhee and Jaya Bachchan, actors down the ages have played powerful mother roles in hallmark films. Can anyone forget cop Shashi Kapoor.s famous .Mere pas maa hai. to his smuggler brother Amitabh Bachchan in .Deewar., where Nirupa Roy as mother was the pivot the film revolved around.The most iconic film till date is perhaps Nargis in Mehboob Khan.s .Mother India. (1957) as the fiery single mother who brings up two sons in the face of near impossible odds and doesn.t hesitate to fire a
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In the memory of Sanjeev Kumar

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In the memory of Sanjeev Kumar
He broke all the rules of stardom and yet was a star, a romantic hero and an all-rounder par excellence. 47 was no age for one of Hindi cinema's brightest talents to go, but on November 6, 1985, Sanjeev Kumar passed away, leaving fans, friends and the Hindi film shell-shocked. Gulzar remembers Sanjeev Kumar "For me, he was the complete actor. I have always said that I had two anchors - one was Sanjeev Kumar, and the other was R.D.Burman. What most people do not know is that I knew Haribhai (as I called him) from the late 1950s. We were both with the Indian National Theatre where I would write for the plays and he was a stage actor. Sanjeev was a student of P.D.Shenoy, who was also teaching at the Filmalaya School of Acting and later turned film director. Sanjeev was just over 20 years old, and he was playing a father!
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