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Shiv Ratri, Lord Shiva and Hindi cinema

March 2, 2011 05:58:44 PM IST
Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
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Among the numerous pantheons that are worshipped in the country, idol of Lord Shiva is one idol which has found biggest representation on the silver screen down the ages. Caveat however needs to be attached here, that in the urban cinema of the present times, the representation in the iconic form of Lord Shiva on the silver screen has slightly tapered on, and one wonders, whether this could be one of the plausible reasons that Ajay Devgn has created a tattoo of Lord Shiva on his neck itself to give it a representation through his various cinematic appearances? Indeed, in the modern times, Lord Shiva does not find a representation in Hindi cinema at all.

On the eve of Shiva Ratri it indeed would be an opportune moment to go through those moments of Indian cinema where Lord Shiva has been the part of climaxes or important scenes and as a matter of fact those scenes have become the hallmark of that particular cinema.



MUNIMJEE: It was probably for the first time that the whole Shiva marriage was created on the cinema screen in this Dev Anand film, and the scene formed the part of the climax, the song still is one of the most memorable revocations to his marriage, and sung by Hemant Kumar is one of his best songs, song being "Shivji behaane chale".

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