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8 Dec
A #thread on the films made by one of the finest Indian filmmakers, the avant-garde maverick #JohnAbraham.
#KoynaNagar (1967), a student film made by John Abraham, Mehboob Khan, Prem Sagar, Adeepkumar Tandon, M.O. Devassy, BM Chandavarkar & SB Thakkar.

#Priya (1969), John Abraham's diploma film at FTII.

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7 Dec
What a fabulous year 2012 was at the movies!!

Soon it will #10YearsOf..
The rise and rise of Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Kahaani, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Talaash, Chittagong.

Debut of Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Huma Qureshi, Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Sidharth Malhotra, Diana Penty, Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam.
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11 Aug
Documentary films based on Indian Artists and Indian Music...

A thread..
The life journey of #JagjitSingh who broke through the norms and revolutionised the Ghazal scenario.

#KaagazKiKashti (2017) by @brahmanandsingh.

Streaming on @PrimeVideoIN.

Buy/Rent :

@jabeenmerchant @MobiusFilmsIn
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10 Aug
Written by #JaideepSahni, the much loved sports drama, is streaming on @PrimeVideoIN.
Check out the Deleted scenes from #ChakDeIndia. (34 minutes approx)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4
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16 Jul
Surekha Sikri ji passed away due cardiac arrest earlier this morning.

Kissa Kursi Ka, Tamas, Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro, Parinati, Mammo, Naseem, Sardari Begum, Sarfarosh, Zubeidaa, Mr. and Mrs. Iyer, Ghost Stories, Badhaai Ho..

Your legacy will live on..

Rest In Peace Surekha ji.
Surekha ji, the amazingly talented actor also had a stellar body of work on TV..

Tamas, Bharat Ek Khoj, Sanjha Chula, Shikast, Kirdaar, Banegi Apni Baat, Kabhie Kabhie, CID, Star Bestsellers, Kesar, Tehreer---Munshi Premchand Ki, Balika Vadhu, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil.
She also did a couple of international films..

Staying On (1980)
Little Buddha (1993)
Cotton Mary (1999)
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19 Jun
Inspired by the recent posts of @FHF_Official, a thread (with video links) on some of the early sci-fi and fantasy/adventure Indian films..
Captain Anand and his assistant set out on a journey to the moon. However, when they reach there, its inhabitants capture and arrest them.

#TripToMoon / #ChandParChadayee (1967) by #TPSundaram, ft. #DaraSingh #AnwarHussain #Bhagwan #PadmaKhanna.

Mr.Superman lives a dual life, uses his superpowers to assist the police, but becomes a suspect himself when impostors implicate him in a crime wave.

#ReturnOfMrSuperman (1960) by #ManmohanSabir, ft. #PaidiJairaj
#SheilaRamani #Shammi #Helen
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18 Jun
What are your favourite remixed/recreated/licensed/old Indian songs used in a contemporary film?

A thread on some of our picks..

p.s: not including the obvious and/or unofficially inspired or copied tracks, or recreated again by the same composer from a different language.
Ye Mera Diwanapan by Susheela Raman from The Namesake (2006).

This Mukesh classic got a groovy spin. Very nicely done by Susheela Raman for her album Love Trap (2003).

OST from:
Yahudi (1958)
M: Shankar Jaikishan
L: Shailendra
S: Mukesh

Khoya Khoya Chand by Suman Sridhar & Mikey McCleary's from @nambiarbejoy's Shaitan (2011).

One of the best chase sequences
executed in a Hindi film. Period.

OST credits:
Kala Bazar (1960)
M: SD Burman
L: Shailendra
S: Mohd Rafi

Link :
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16 Jun
Apart from Star Bestsellers, Star Network also had two other anthology series - #StudioOne and #DirectorsCut featuring stories by notable filmmakers..

A thread on some of the prominent episodes..
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29 Dec 20
Remembering Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary (29/12)

In 1976, #BRChopra started a Punjabi film #SohniMahiwal with #RajeshKhanna and #NeetuSingh.

Mahurat clap given by the then CM of Punjab , Gyani Zail Singh.

The film eventually got shelved.
Remembering Rajesh Khanna..

Poster of #Jadugar by #PrakashMehra when it was initially announced in 1979 with #RajeshKhanna @ShatruganSinha #ZeenatAman #Sarika #Pran and #KaderKhan.

The film got shelved, and was eventually made with Sr AB.
Remembering Rajesh Khanna..

Manmohan Desai started #BajiraoMastani in mid 70s with #RajeshKhanna and @dreamgirlhema.

The film eventually got shelved.
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27 Dec 20
2020 (Hindi) films on digital platforms.

A thread..

#GhostStories - Netflix
#BhangraPaaLe - Netflix
#ShimlaMirchi - Netflix
#SabKushalMangal - Eros Now
#Tanhaji - Hotstar
#Chhapaak - Hotstar
#JaiMummyDi - Netflix
#Bunker - ShemarooMe
#WildKarnataka - Discovery Plus
#StreetDancer - Amazon
#Panga - Hotstar
#JawaaniJaaneman - Amazon
#Ekram - Hungama
#ItsAboutChoices - Cinemapreneur
#Malang - Netflix
#Shikara - Amazon
#Hacked - Zee5
#Kaanchli -
#YahanSabhiGyaniHain - Shemaroo Me
#Baggage -
#LoveAajKal - Netflix / Jio Cinema
#Shukranu - Zee5
#ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan - Amazon
#Bhoot : #TheHauntedShip - Amazon
#YehBallet - Netflix
#Thappad - Amazon
#DoorKeDarshan - Netflix / Amazon #KehtaHaiYehDil - Shemaroo Me
#DheetPatangey - Hotstar
#Baaghi3 - Hotstar
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16 Nov 20
#SatyajitRay x #SoumitraChatterjee films on digital platforms..

Experience the sheer genius of this magical collaboration.

Soumitra Chatterjee in Satyajit Ray films.

A Thread..
Apur Sansar / The World Of Apu (1959)

Feat. Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, and Swapan Mukherjee.

Teen Kanya / Three Daughters (1961)

Anthology film, based on short stories by Rabindranath Tagore.

Samapti (The Conclusion) ft. Soumitra Chatterjee @senaparna Sita Mukherjee, Gita Dey, Santosh Dutta.

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23 Oct 20
New additions on @NetflixIndia..

#BadNeighbours (2014)
#ThePurge : #Anarchy (2014)
#Oblivion (2013)
#AboutTime (2013)
New additions on @NetflixIndia..

#LesMisérables (2012)
#OneDay (2011)
#InglouriousBasterds (2009)
#DefinitelyMaybe (2008)
New additions on @NetflixIndia..

#KingKong (2005)
#BridgetJones : #TheEdgeOfReason (2004)
#OutOfSight (1998)
#Flipper (1996)
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22 Oct 20
New additions on @PrimeVideoIN..

#Mili (1975)
#Alaap (1977)
#Inquilaab (1984) ImageImageImage
New additions on @PrimeVideoIN..

Marathi films..

#HostelDays (2018)
#Langar (2012) ImageImage
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21 Oct 20
Remembering #ShammiKapoor sahab on his birth anniversary..

Shammi Kapoor teamed up with #RajKapoor for #Umeed (1980) by #NareshSaigal.

The film, however got shelved. ImageImage
Another film for which Shammi Kapoor and Raj Kapoor teamed up was #Majnoon (1979) by #KamalAmrohi, presented by #RajeshKhanna.

Also starting Ashok Kumar, Rajesh Khanna and Rakhee.
Music by Khayyam.

A song was even shot for the film :

(Via Zaheer/FB) ImageImageImage
Shammi Kapoor and @SrBachchan in a still from @SubhashGhai1's shelved film #Devaa (1987). Image
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18 Sep 20

Some of the International projects featuring @AzmiShabana.
French film #TheBengaliNight (1988) by #NicolasKlotz with #HughGrant and #SupriyaPathak. Image
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24 Aug 20
Hotel Mumbai (2019)
The Attacks Of 26/11 (2013)
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9 May 20
A thread on..
- English language Indian films
- "Hinglish" films
- Crossover films
- International films with Indian theme

..on digital platforms..
#TheHouseholder (1963) by Merchant - Ivory.

Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Leela Naidu, Durga Khote, Achla Sachdev, and Harindranath Chattopadhyay among others.

#ShakespeareWallah (1965) by Merchant - Ivory.

Feat. Shashi Kapoor, Felicity Kendal @madhurjaffrey Geoffrey Kendal, Utpal Dutt, Pinchoo Kapoor and Partap Sharma.

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6 May 20
Foreign language films on digital platforms..

A thread..
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