Horror in Hindi cinema is synonymous with the Ramsay Brothers. This phenomenal, homegrown empire run by seven brothers has created cult classics like Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche (1972), Purana Mandir (1984), Saamri (1985), Veerana (1988) and many more. While the direction in most Ramsay films was handled by Shyam Ramsay and his brother Tulsi – who passed away last year – the rest of the brothers took care of production, sound design, screenplay and cinematography etc.
Amrish Puri took all the ridiculous and ribald roles that Bollywood offered, and turned them into something that's exclusively him.
Harmonium-playing street singer as love guru, a sad piano song, and life lessons in a wistful violin number – we look at the contribution of various musical instruments in Bollywood.
When Dadasaheb Phalke made his first silent feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, little would he have realised that he would be setting the foundations of the world’s largest film industry, which would eventually churn out 1,986 films annually, as of 2017. Since then, through the era of the Silent Movies, and the Talkies, through the Independence struggle and beyond, the Indian film industry has brought out numerous films, many of which have turned out to be huge blockbusters, and has introduced great performers to the world. Pre-independent India gave the Indian film industry many great artists who broke barriers of gender and religion and enthralled cinema goers with their acting prowess.