Silent Films

  • 'Raja Harishchandra': The genius of Phalke May 3, 2013

    'Raja Harishchandra' was made by the father of Indian cinema Dada Saheb Phalke in 1913. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: How Bombay became Bollywood February 19, 2013

    A lot has changed since the time the the first feature film, 'Raja Harishchandra' was released in Mumbai in 1913. Music, drama, powerful dialogues have become an integral part of cinema and has even permeated into our lives. The grandeur, the aplomb that we associate cinema to in present...
  • 'Barfi' is not a silent film: Anurag Basu July 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Director Anurag Basu, who is looking forward to the release of his much talked about project 'Barfi', says that its not a silent movie unlike what its first trailer suggests. The first trailer of 'Barfi' has relied completely on background score and emotions to convey its message to the...
  • Participate in 'The Artist' short film contest February 2, 2012

    All the entries will be watched and shortlisted by the panel of judges and Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will select his favourite 3 films out of which the best will be declared the winner of the contest on the 23rd of February on CNNIBN. ...
  • Silent film 'The Artist' sweeps Golden Globe awards January 16, 2012

    At the Golden Globes awards, George Clooney starrer 'The Descendants' wins two big Globes including Best Actor for Clooney. Silent film, 'The Artist' bags 3 Globes. ...
  • Alleged Marilyn Monroe porn film to be auctioned July 21, 2011

    Los Angeles: One of the only two known copies of an alleged porn short film starring screen icon Marilyn Monroe is being auctioned at Buenos Aires film collecting festival. The initial price of the print is $ 500,000 at the auction, which takes place from August 6 to 7 at the...
  • Silent movie on Kerala temple taken out of box July 20, 2011

    Thiruvananthapuram: While discovery of huge treasures from vaults of the famed Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala's capital has revived interest in history and culture of Travancore, a silent film made in 1933 focussing on a turbulent phase in the princely state's history has been taken out of the box where it...
  • Silence marks his directorial debut December 27, 2006

    Mumbai: Pushpak India's first silent film in a talkies era was made by a Telugu filmmaker. With no language to restrict it, Pushpak was hugely successful across India. Eighteen years after Pushpak hit the big screen, a new kid on the block is making a silent film that will mark...