Down The Melody Lane

History of 100 Years of Indian Films & Music in a nut-shell


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¤ Censorship rules amended for re-certification of films every five years and for depositing a copy of the script or film with the Censor Board.

¤ Prabhat Studio ceased its production.

¤ First Filmfare Award function held in Bombay.

¤The Cinematograph Act is amended extending the power of various authorities to suspend exhibition of certified films.

¤ National Awards fo film started. Marathi film 'Shyamchi Aayi' awarded.

Popular Films

Anarkali: Nandlal Jaswant Lal
Pradip Kumar, Bina Roy

Aah: Raja Navathe
Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Pran

Do Beegha Zamin: Bimal Roy
Balraj Sahni, Mina Kumari, Nirupa Roy

Parneeta: Bimal Roy
AshokKumar, Mina Kumari

Teen Batti Char Rasta: V Shantaram
Karan Diwan, Smriti Biswas, Nirupa Roy

Laila Majnu: K Amarnath
Shammi Kapoor, Nutan

Popular Songs

Ye Zindagi Usi Ki Hai : Anarkali
Lata Mangeshkar

Aaja Re Ab Mera Dil Pukara : Aah
Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh

Teer Chal O Teer Chalane Wale : Naghma
Talat mahmood

Yaad Kiya Dil Ne : Patita
Hemant Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Hain Sabse Madhur Wo Geet : Patita
Talat Mahmood

Chali Radhe Rani Ankhiyon Me : Parinita
Manna Dey

Films Released

Total Films Released : 260
Hindi : 97    Bengali : 50    Tamil : 42 
Telugu : 29  Marathi: 21    Others: 21

Bimal Roy
One of the greatest directors of Indian cinema, Bimal Roy, started his career as a camera assistant with New Theatres Calcutta. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films such as Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, Parakh and Bandini.  He was a filmmaker of great and in-depth understanding of human strengths and weaknesses.

Bimal Roy

V Balsara
He was a musician and a terrific pianist. He started his career in late 40s. He composed music for a handful of films, like, Talaash, Madmast, Char Dost, Vidyapati, Jogi aur Jawani etc. He also released a Record 'V Balsara & His Singing Stars - Great International Hits'. He covered some of the greatest tracks including Tequila, These boots are made for walkin'.

V Balsara

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