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Shiraz (1928) is a timeless, exotic love story that is mesmerizing even 92 years after its release

Directed by Franz Osten and starring Himanshu Rai, the classic film was restored by the British Film...

03 Jun 2020 17:30 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Himanshu Rai and Bombay Talkies were freedom fighters in their own way, says grandson Peter Dietze

Himanshu Rai's grandson speaks about his archive on Bombay Talkies and how he plans to it a...

16 May 2020 23:26 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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The pioneering spirit of Bombay Talkies founder Himanshu Rai

On Himanshu Rai's 80th death anniversary, a look at the ways in which the studio he co-founded,...

16 May 2020 14:24 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Impact and fame of Devika Rani, first lady of the Indian screen

On her 25th death anniversary (she died on 9 March 1994), we examine the films and influence of the...

09 Mar 2019 9:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Remembering the maestro of words, Agha Jani Kashmiri — death anniversary special

On his 20th death anniversary today (he died on 29 March 1998), we remember the timeless works of us...

28 Mar 2018 10:11 IST — Sukhpreet Kahlon

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Remembering Niranjan Pal, visionary screenwriter, co-founder of Bombay Talkies

On the screenwriter and director’s 58th death anniversary, we examine the legacy of the great...

09 Nov 2017 12:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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How Himanshu Rai's film started an epic journey for German cinematographer Josef Wirsching

In a conversation with Cinestaan.com, Georg Wirsching describes how his grandfather, cinematographer...

25 Mar 2017 10:00 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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The man from Munich: Josef Wirsching's remarkable journey to Bombay Talkies

A key member of the Bombay Talkies team, Josef Wirsching embraced Indian cinema in its early days in...

22 Mar 2017 14:04 IST — Shriram Iyengar

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When Devika Rani assisted Marlene Dietrich

Before she stepped in front of the camera, Devika Rani had quite the cinematic training in Europe....

09 Mar 2017 11:14 IST — Sonal Pandya

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Bombay Talkies, the first Indian company to publicly issue shares in 1934

Eighty-three years ago, the film studio founded by Himanshu Rai, offered the shares of its company...

26 Feb 2017 9:00 IST — Sonal Pandya

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When Ashok Kumar saved Bombay Talkies

For the legendary star’s 15th death anniversary today (10 December), a glance back in time to...

10 Dec 2016 10:00 IST — Sonal Pandya