100 Years

  • 100 years of World War I: Dizzying figures from the war that changed the world July 28, 2014

    Paris: Millions of dead, millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned, the dizzying figures from World War I provide a small clue to the scale and horrors of the 191418 conflict. The lack of reliable statistical tools at the time makes figures on the Great War difficult to pin down, accounting for...
  • 100 years of World War I: Timeline of The Great War July 28, 2014

    Paris: The Great War pulled in close to 70 million soldiers on five continents, leaving some 10 million dead in battle and claiming many million more lives through hunger and disease. The 191418 conflict toppled four empires, AustroHungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian, redrawing the world map and shaping the geopolitics of...
  • 100 years of World War I: June 28, 1914 the day that changed the world June 27, 2014

    Sarajevo: Sunny Sarajevo was in festive mood on June 28, 1914 for the visit of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. But it was to be a dark day, and one that changed the world. By 11 o'clock, the heir to the AustroHungarian empire would be dead, an assassination that plunged Europe into...
  • Malayalam artistes all set to perform at film festival September 23, 2013

    Chennai: More than 700 artistes from the Malayalam film industry will be taking part in various programmes lined up for the Malayalam film festival that starts tomorrow as part of the celebrations of 100 years of Indian Cinema here. Out of some 730 who will perform, 650 artistes have arrived and...
  • Cannes: Amitabh Bachchan shares his 'Great Gatsby' experience May 19, 2013

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who made his Hollywood debut with 'The Great Gatsby', graced the red carpet at Cannes. ...
  • IIFA 2013 revisits Macau, to celebrate 100 years of cinema May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The 2013 edition of International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema as the threeday Bollywood extravaganza returns to Macau after 2009. Announcing the destination, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan said he will be performing at the ceremony, which kickstarts from July 4 this...
  • Bollywood set to make a mark at Cannes Film Festival 2013 May 14, 2013

    The Cannes Film Festival which features the biggest names in independent and mainstream cinema opens on May 15. ...
  • 100 years of cinema: The magic of ShankarJaikishan May 10, 2013

    We're on a 100year journey, in search of untold tales that got made behind mics, mixers and harmoniums, to string together the sound of our cinema. ...
  • 100 yrs of Bollywood: Salman Khan talks about his 25 yrs in the industry May 4, 2013

    It's 100 years of Indian cinema and actor Salman Khan talks about his 25 years in the industry, many other issues, and Being Human's initiative to help children with heart disease. ...
  • 'Celluloid Man' review: Make the time for it May 4, 2013

    Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur We celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, yet we're little aware of the man who painstakingly restored Dadasaheb Phalke's work as well as several other silent pictures and talkies, and then built our country's moving pictures archive, one film can at a time. The documentary 'Celluloid Man',...
  • 'Raja Harishchandra': The genius of Phalke May 3, 2013

    'Raja Harishchandra' was made by the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke in 1913. ...
  • I try to make my next film better than the last one: Dibakar Banerjee May 3, 2013

    May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' on this...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: All about 'Raja Harishchandra' May 3, 2013

    As the Indian cinema celebrates the completion of its 100 years, filmmaker Karan Johar talks about first full length silent film 'Raja Harishchandra', which was released in 1913. The film was directed by the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke, but there's more to the maverick filmmaker. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The amazing story of 'Celluloid Man' May 17, 2013

    In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director Alfred Hitchcock. With due respect to Alfred Hitchcock's ideas, I dare say that here is a documentary which is far more relevant and heavier in content than most of the feature films where god is not...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: Top 50 handpainted Bollywood posters May 3, 2013

    A hundred years ago when Dhundiraj Govind Phalke organised the first public screening of his film Raja Harishchandra, the publicity posters didn't have any images on them, but that changed soon after. A film's publicity poster also became an extension of the creativity expressed on celluloid and able artists highlighted...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: Watch 'Raja Harishchandra' (1913) May 3, 2013

    In India, cinema isn't just a passion. It is an obsession. We have perhaps inherited this acute addiction from the man who started it all, 99 years ago the Father of Indian Cinema Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (18701944). Dadasaheb Phalke as we better know him as, held the first show...
  • 'Raja Harishchandra' to be screened again in Patna on May 3 May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India's first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' will repeat history as it is set to be screened in Patna tomorrow, exactly a hundred years later since its release in 1913. "India's first film 'Raja Harischandra', a silent movie, will be screened in Patna as part of an event commemorating the...
  • We don't really have a likeminded audience in India: Saif Ali Khan May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year, has a unique identity and should rival Hollywood as its eastern equivalent, says actorproducer Saif Ali Khan who does not believe in any attempts to cross over. "I think we should not try to cross over," Saif told IANS over phone...
  • 100 Years of Indian Cinema: Remembering Balraj Sahni May 1, 2013

    As the Indian cinema completes its 100 years, so does one of Bollywood's finest actors Balraj Sahni. On the legendary actor's 100th birth anniversary, Karan Johar recalls how the suavelooking young man managed to play the role of a rickshawpuller in Bimal Roy's 'Do Bhiga Zameen'. ...
  • I felt Karan was a misfit for 'Bombay Talkies': Anurag Kashyap April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap used to feel that Karan Johar was a misfit for 'Bombay Talkies' but later he did find a common ground with the fellow filmmaker and thinks Karan's short film is the best in the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. It's...
  • IBNLive Poll: Vote for India's greatest film of all time April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: We are celebrating the 100 years of Indian cinema with a poll which constitutes a list of 100 films from different Indian languages. These films have been selected after conducting extended research about the content and treatment of the projects. The list contains films which have influenced the popular...
  • 100 years of cinema: Bollywood's first swimsuit act April 25, 2013

    Take a look as Karan Johar tells us how fashion evolved over the years in Hindi films and the earliest diva's and trendsetters of the Hindi film Industry. ...
  • Dada Saheb Phalke's first heroine was a man! April 24, 2013

    India's first feature film Dada Saheb Phalke's 'Raja Harishchandra' had Anna Salunke, a man, play Queen Taramati. ...
  • Watch: Who is 'Dhakkaman' in 'Bombay Talkies'? April 22, 2013

    'Bombay Talkies', the anthology tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema by four top filmmakers, will have its gala screening at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, where India is the guest country this year. The film directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar, weaves together four...
  • 100 years of cinema facts: Amjad was rejected for Gabbar Singh's role April 18, 2013

    Did you know that Amjad Khan almost got rejected from playing the iconic Gabbar Singh in 'Sholay' for having a weak voice? And our national anthem was actually used as a song in Bimal Roy's film 'Hamrahi' which released in 1945. Here are some interesting facts about Bollywood that you...
  • 100 years of cinema: The story behind 'Parinda' April 18, 2013

    Watch scenes from the landmark movie 'Parinda' where Anil Kapoor mentored Jackie Shroff and in the end Jackie walked away with the best actor award. ...
  • 100 years of cinema: Dilip Kumar, Big B, SRK strike a pose April 12, 2013

    An emotional Dilip Kumar was ably supported by the dapper Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, and it was smiles and thumbs up all around. ...
  • Snapshot: Amitabh, Shah Rukh and Dilip Kumar on the cover of 'Filmfare' April 11, 2013

    It doesn't get bigger than this. 'Filmfare' magazine's special issue on 100 years of Indian cinema features the three superstars of Bollywood Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan on its cover. The three actors look dapper in suit and have spoken exclusively to the magazine about their experience...
  • 100 Years Of Indian Cinema: 12 fascinating facts about Bollywood actors you did not know April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: He was a stalwart and also a great writer. Actor Balraj Sahni was lauded not only for his acting skills but was appreciated for his writing skills. Dharmedra's first salary for his debut film was meagre amount of Rs 51! As we celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, here...
  • 'DDLJ' leads the race for the 'Greatest Film' title: Poll April 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Aditya Chopra's 1995 film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' is leading the race to become the Greatest Hindi film in a poll conducted by History channel in collaboration with TV18. The poll is a part of the celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema. 'DDLJ' starred Shah Rukh Khan...