Posts Tagged ‘Raja Harishchandra’

raja_harishchandra_1913On the 3rd of May, 1913, the first ever Bollywood movie, ‘Raja Harishchandra’, was screened at Mumbai’s Coronation Cinema. Here is a tribute to some of the directors who have made the 103 year long journey of Bollywood so very remarkable.


Quite early in life, I discovered that a movie should be selected for viewing not based on its cast Lekinbut based on its director. Each director has a distinctive perspective on life, and the manner in which he/she presents a theme is as unique as, say, one´s finger prints. Admittedly, the core brilliance of a movie is determined by the producer-director duo. But the unmistakable stamp on the narrative is that of the director. To put it simply, if you sit down to watch a movie by Gulzar saheb, you know what to expect. On the other hand, if you are going to see a David Dhawan flick, you already suspect what is in store.

The Brand Equity of a Director

Over a period of time, a movie director builds up a strong brand equity for himself. It comes from the uniqueness of his style, the choice of his…

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