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The Bombay High Court today refused to grant a stay on the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film Bajirao Mastani.
Dec 18, 2015
Shiv Sena today said that writer Shobhaa De has shown her distrust towards the Maharashtra Legislature by approaching the
The Supreme Court today stayed the breach of privilege motion notice issued against author Shobhaa De by Maharashtra Assem
The first-ever documentary made on Mahatma Gandhi which has "rarest of the rare" video footages including his fi
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A documentary on Mahatma Gandhi containing "rarest of the rare" video footages, including Bapu's first interview
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to give tax-free status to actress Rani Mukherjee's late
Stumbled upon these treasures following the links at the BFI national archives.
The problem with the commentary in the Delhi video is not just the colonial pomposity; they clearly needed some history lessons about how Shahjahan is not Akbar's son, for example. Shot by the legendary Jack Cardiff - the Oscar-winning cinematographer of 'Black Narcissus' - this is one of a number of short films that he made in India in the late 1930s. And the video is a wonderful portrait of Delhi 71 years ago -- check out Connaught Place (Bullock Carts Not Allowed) and how green, uncrowded it once was...
The video titled Calcutta, 1899 is apparently one of the earliest films to be shot in India. As the commentary on the RHS of it on Youtube points out, although the film's title states that this is Calcutta, the footage was in fact shot in Varanasi. As the BFI notes, the filmmaker from the Warwick Trading Company clearly had a short memory or a limited sense of geography.
Check out more free films from the BFI Films on Youtube