C.B.S.E. CLASS 12
Poets and Pancakes By Asoka Mitran
Asoka MitranAshoka Mitran (born September 22, 1931) is one of
the most influential figures in postindependent Tamil
Asoka Mitran Asoka Mitran (born September 22, 1931) is one of
the most influential figures in post-independent Tamil literature.
He began his literary career with the prize winning play "Anbin
Parisu", followed by many short stories, novellas and novels. A
distinguished essayist and critic, he is the editor of the literary
journal "Kanaiyaazhi". He has written over 200 short stories, eight
novels, some 15 novellas besides other prose writings. Most of his
works have also been translated into English.
S.S.VasanS.S.Vasan (1903 1969) was a famous Indian film
producer, director, writer, journalist and entrepreneur.
Kothamangalam Subbu (1910 - 1974), Padmashri-award winning
poet,lyricist,writer,actor and director fromTamilNadu who authored
the cult classic Tamil novelThillana Mohanambal, later made into a
movie. Subbu functioned as the No.2 of the giant Gemini Studios of
Chennai for over three decades and was a close associate of movie
mogul SS Vasan who established Gemini Studios in Chennai.
Robert Clive Robert Clive, one of the most flamboyant
personalities in the history of British India. He was only 19 when
he began his career as a clerk for the East India Company at Fort
St George in Chennai. Soon tiring of paperwork, he became a soldier
and fought many successful battles including the Carnatic Wars,
which established the company's rule in South India. Clive was
given the Stewardship of Fort St George and later become Governor
of Bengal. The wealth he amassed in India led to his trial, in
England, on charges of corruption. Clive committed suicide in
The Five Stages of Film ProductionDevelopment Script written and
made into a workable plan for a film. Pre-production Preparations
for shooting. Cast and crew are hired, locations are selected, and
sets are built. Production The raw elements for the final film are
recorded. Post-Production Film and sound are edited. Dialogues,
music, songs and special effects are added. The film is fully
completed ("locked"). Sales and distribution The film is screened
for potential buyers (distributors), is picked up by a distributor
and reaches its cinema and/or home audience.
CINEMA OF INDIA The cinema of India consists of films produced
across India, including centres in Maharashtra, Assam, Karnataka,
Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Indian films are followed throughout South Asia and the Middle
East. As cinema gained popularity in the country as many as 1,000
films in various languages of India came to be produced annually.
Expatriates in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United
States continue to give rise to international audiences for Indian
films. In the 20th century, Indian cinema, along with the American
and Chinese film industries, became a global enterprise. Technology
has drastically changed the way cinematic content reaches the
audience. Indian cinema has found markets in over 90 countries.
Devika Rani (1908-1994) leading star of the 1930s. Studied
acting and costume design in Germany. Acted in films like Achut
Kanya. Also acted in the first BBC television programme to be
broadcast throughout England. Grand-niece of Rabindranath
Madhubala (19331969). Talented actress and leading star of her
times. In August 1952, Theater Arts (USA) reported, Biggest Star in
the World (And She s Not in Beverly Hills).
Deepika Padukone. Model and movie star. Born January 5, 1986, in
Denmark. Studied at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. Played
badminton at state level. Daughter of Prakash Padukone, first
Indian to win All England Championship (Badminton). Her family
comes from Padukone village in Karnataka.
A scene from Raja Harishchandra (1913), first full length
feature film made in India.
Poster for Raja Harishchandra (1913), first full length feature
film made in India.
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi was a famous 1958 Bollywood comedy. The
film featured Kishore Kumar, his two brothers, Anoop Kumar and
Ashok Kumar, and Madhubala. Kishore Kumar sang many of the songs in
the film, along with Asha Bhosle. The music was composed by SD
Burman and lyrics were written by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The success
of the movie led the brothers to act in another comedy titled
Badhti Ka Naam Daadhi .
Three Idiots, the highest grossing movie in Indian film
Satyajit Ray (19211992). One of the great film-makers of the
20th Century. Ray directed thirty-seven films. He was also a
fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, graphic designer and film
critic. Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven
international prizes, at the Cannes film festival.
First movie poster in the world, LArroseur Arrose, 1895 .
`When the bugles blow, there's a good show! Reminds us of late
afternoon Sunday movies of Doordarshan, this one from Gemini Studio
In 1941, S. S. Vasan bought a studio on Mount Road, Madras, in
`court auction' and re-named it Gemini Studio. The studio never
made too many films but its powerful logo of 'Gemini Twins'
instantly reminds people of old black and white big budget
Dharam Dev nand (born 26 September 1923), better known as Dev
Anand, is an Indian Bollywood actor, director and film producer.
Dev is the second of three brothers who were active in Bollywood.
His elder brother Chetan Anand was a film director, as was his
younger brother, Vijay Anand. Their sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is
the mother of renowned Hindi and English film director Shekhar