Mother India

  • Holi looks much better in Bollywood, than it does in real life March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Holi, while a great mating ritual for some and a special festive time for others, has been one of the favourite festivals of Bollywood. Beautiful people prancing around in white clothes, the heroine giving "come hither" look to the hero, the hero coming and playfully smearing colour on her...
  • Has the quintessential Bollywood mother changed for the better? February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Right from the golden age of Bollywood - (late forties early fifties till the late eighties), the screen mothers were a critical and intrinsic component of most Bollywood movies. Family fare, Romance, Comedy, even in the violence-prone products of Salim-Javed (courtesy the Angry Young Man) the mother-son...
  • The Good Road: The reasons behind its selection as India's Oscar entry September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Gyan Correa's debut Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', a lost-and-found story of a small boy, was today nominated as India's official entry at next year's Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category. National award-winning 'The Good Road' saw off strong competition from films like 'The Lunchbox', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag',...
  • No one can dare to remake 'Mother India': Vidya Balan April 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who has posed as veteran actress Nargis from 'Mother India' for a magazine, says no one would ever dare to remake the classic. Vidya posed as 'Mother India' on the cover of Cine Blitz magazine to celebrate 100 years of cinema. She unveiled the cover of...
  • Snapshot: Vidya Balan as 'Mother India' on the cover of 'CineBlitz' magazine March 31, 2013

    This one is truly a collector's edition. Talented actress Vidya Balan poses as Nargis Dutt from the film 'Mother India' on the cover of this month's 'CineBlitz' magazine. The latest issue of the magazine pays a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema and Balan looks quite convincing as Nargis...
  • Amitabh: Sunil Dutt was the first angry young man March 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who earned the tag of 'Angry Young Man' after his films 'Zanjeer' and 'Namak Haraam', believes the first actor to hold the title is not him but Sunil Dutt who portrayed an angry Birju in the 1957-epic 'Mother India'. In the Mehboob Khan-directed 'Mother India', Sunil Dutt...
  • Govt to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema January 19, 2013

    Mumbai: A tableau by the ministry of information and broadcasting during the Jan 26 Republic Day parade will portray the journey of the Indian film industry over 100 years, ministry secretary Uday Kumar Verma said here Friday. "We have many plans to celebrate the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema....
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: 'Mother India' October 26, 2011

    'Mother India' was the first Indian film which was nominated for the Oscars. ...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: Sanjay Dutt's flashback May 8, 2011

    On this episode of Bollywood Blockbusters, Sanjay Dutt gets nostalgic and speaks about his ten best performances. ...
  • Women in Bollywood: breaking the stereotype March 8, 2011

    From 'Mother India' to surrogate motherhood, women in Indian films have come a long way breaking stereotypes of just an arm-candy. ...
  • History of nationalism in Indian cinema January 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Nationalism in Hindi cinema has come a long way since the 1940s and 50s. Film's like 'Naya Daur' and 'Anand Math' during the era carried the message of patriotism with the dreams and hopes of building a new India. Though nation building was the mission, freedom struggle provided...
  • Mother India: A must watch film February 7, 2011

    Mother India is a 1957 Bollywood film written and directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar. ...
  • Dutt remembers mom Nargis on her birthday June 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Remembering his mother Nargis Dutt on her birth anniversary, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt says he misses her even 29 years after her death. Nargis died in 1981 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Tuesday marks her 81st birth anniversary. "It's been 29 years now that my beloved mother left...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: Making of Mother India February 7, 2011

    It was the first Indian film nominated for an Oscar and it reportedly lost by one vote. ...
  • Family remembers legendary actor Rajendra Kumar July 12, 2009

    Mumbai: It might have been 10 years since the great actor Rajendra Kumar passed away but he is still remembered and respected for his great contribution to the Indian film industry. And on his 10th anniversary his daughter Dimple Patel is now planning to come out with a documentary on...
  • Nargis, Sunil Dutt starrer Mother India turns 50 October 26, 2007

    Mumbai: An all time classics of Hindi cinema, the Nargis and Sunil Dutt starrer Mother India turns 50 this year. “Perhaps I for the first time came face to face, through cinema of course, what our villages are all about, what rural India is all about, what happens there and...
  • Reliving 50 yrs of 'golden' cinema April 26, 2007

    Mumbai: A poet's love for his work and a prostitute he yearns for. It was a bold experiment for Guru Dutt who made Pyaasa in 1957, and fell in love with Waheeda Rehman while making it. “When I was first explained that I have to play the part of a...
  • Hussain lands Delhi cops in trouble June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: He seems to be controversy’s favourite artist. Noted painter M F Hussain has landed in trouble once again for his “bold” depiction of Hindu gods and goddesses in his paintings. A Delhi court on Tuesday summoned a Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner for failing to file a final report in...
  • Give M F Hussain the Bharat Ratna June 21, 2007

    New Delhi: A letter of support that certain artists, authors and filmmakers have sent to the President of India suggests that M F Hussain's name be considered for the Bharat Ratna. The renowned artist has been out of the country, on a self-imposed exile because of the various cases filed...