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I am writing this in a train and sitting next to me are an elderly couple. The gentleman is easily in his mid-60s and is reading a book. Curious to know what book he's reading I tilt my head at a cert...
Some of Indian cinema's best achievements in the last few years owe their success to great amounts of computer-generated imagery (CGI). This was not the case in the 1950s, when ambitious movie projects took long time to complete. One classic example is Mughal-e-Azam, which released on 5 August, 55 years ago, after nine painstaking years in production.
Film poster for Pyaasa
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More than 50 years later, Pyaasa continues to remain a formidable work of cinema that presents the art of filmmaking at its finest. The movie fulfils in its absolute sense the real purpose of cinema: to entertain and educate, simultaneously.
Every time I walk into my son's room, my eyes inevitably and instinctively go to his empty bookcase. Four years ago, at his request, we packed all the books away. All the British authors -- Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare -- and all the American authors -- J.D. Salinger and Mark Twain -- were gone, packed away with other classics."I'm done reading," he had told his dad and me.