Most of us are aware of what’s going on in the filmy world around us.
We will then make this session different.
We will talk about something which is uncommon or not known to many.
In addition, we will have back to back continuous competition.
Are you ready? I ask once again- Are you ready?How did the concept of capturing motion started?
In 1894, world’s first commercial motion picture exhibition was given using Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope, it should not be confused with kinescope which was a movie camera. The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. It was designed for films to be viewed by one individual at a time through a peephole viewer window at the top of device. It was not a movie projector but introduced the approach that would become the standard for all the cinematic projection before the advent of video, by creating
the illusion of movement by conveying a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images over a light source with a high speed shutter.
It’s time for 1st round of challenge –
1st full-length Indian feature film – Raja Harishchandra. It is a 1913 Indian Silent Film
1st sound film in Bollywood – Alam Ara 1931
1st color film in Hindi – Kisan Kanya 1937
Most expensive Hollywood movie- Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides, 2007
That marks the end of round 1.
Golden era- The period of late 1940s to 1960s.
Social themes, epic films, realist themes, neorealism- explore the spirit of their age through the shapes and colours of daily life. Some of the most critical acclaimed films of that period were Shree 420, Mother India- Nargis and Sunil Dutt( Sanjay Dutt’s father in Munna Bhai MBBS) , Mughal-e-Azam( Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala) Successful actors at the time included Dev Anand, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Meena Kumari, Vyjanthimala, Nargis, Nutan, Madhumala, Waheeda Rehman
Parallel Cinema Movement- Initially led by Bengal Cinema- Satyajit Ray filmmakers, Bimal Roy, etc. Serious content, realism, natural, symbolic elements, with a keen eye on the socio-political climate of the times, and for the rejection of the dance and song numbers that were typical of the mainstream commercial Indian cinema.
The cinema borrowed heavily from Indian literature of the times, hence became an important study of the contemporary Indian Society.
We all are influenced by films in various ways, adopt a part of them in our day to day lives. They tell us our own story- the story of India, it’s struggles, Nationalism and Independence. What does film mean to most of us?
Well that’s the second round of today’s game.
Name the films and how they provide the same…
2. Break from daily routine life or a part to forget anxiety, stress, etc.
3. A place for learning
4. A place for awareness
We all know about Bollywood and Hollywood, but how many of you have heard about Tollywood?
Tollywood was a term coined much before Bollywood and was used to refer to the Bengal Film Industry. In fact, now a days it is used to refer to the Telugu Film Industry of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Kollywood– Tamil cinema based in Kodambakkam area of Chennai , the term being a portmanteau of the words Kodambakkam and Hollywood.
Lollywood– A name for Pakistani Popular film industry.
Infact, Hollywood is a physical place in Los Angeles, California.
The last round of today’s gaming session.
Pushpa, I hate tears
Kiran, I love you
Basanti, don’t dance in front of these dogs.
I am a disco dancer
Don’t angry Me
Grand Prize for Best Film at 1st Cannes Film Festival 1946- Neecha Nagar- the social realist film. It took an expressionist look at the gulf between the rich and poor in the society.
1st National Film Awards presented by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, India to felicitate best of Indian Cinema censored in the year 1953. The awards were given by then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. However, it was instituted as State Awards for Films, which were given in categories of Feature films, Documentaries, and Children’s films, where President’Gold Medal, for children films Prime Minister’s Gold Medal and Certificate of Merit were awarded in each category. Infact, that time Prime Minister’s Gold Medal for Children’s film, was not given to any film as no film was found to be suitable.
Filmfare Awards – 1954…………………