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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.
"Iss desh mein ghar-ghar khel sakte hain, politics khel sakte hain, cricket khel sakte hain, but hockey? Hockey nahin". Shah Rukh Khan's pungent dialogue from his sports drama film Chak De India makes more sense now than ever. In a country obsessed with just cricket which is most watched, most covered and almost like an alternate religion for its citizens, the recent stellar achievements of the Indian national hockey team have been going unnoticed.