clear clear
clear clear clear clear clear

Bollywood Gyaan: First Indian Cinemascope Film

October 26, 2013 02:28:44 PM IST
By Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend

India's First cinemascope film was KAAGAZ KE PHOOL, produced and directed by Guru Dutt in 1959. The film's star cast included Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, and Johnny Walker.

The movie is considered as Guru Dutt's finest film. But the film was a box office disaster and Guru Dutt never directed a movie again. The film is a technical masterpiece. The camerawork with its use of light and shadows is magical. The frames have been beautifully composed keeping in mind the cinemascope format. The film is renowned for its superb song picturisation, particularly Dekhi Zamaane ki Yaari and Waqt ne Kiya Kya Haseen Situm. V.K. Murthy, the movie's cinematographer after this movie became permanent cinematographer with Guru Dutt's movies. The movie even fetched V.K. Murthy Filmfare Best Cinematographer Award.

According to historians, Guru Dutt happened to watch 20th Century Fox shooting their movie with unique lens (Cinemascope lens) and requested the company's manager to try the lens for his forthcoming movie. After watching the initial rushes he was floored by its magnificence and decided to use the technology. Tragically after the movie failed no one dared to utilize the technique. In the early 70's few filmmakers did use the technology but the trend came into full force with the late 70's when big banners like Prakash Mehra (MUQADDAR KA SIKANDAR), Manmohan Desai (NASEEB), Feroz Khan (QURBANI) etc. began using the technology in every film.




More related news

- Who was Sanjeev Kumar's second father? - News
- ''My best award was acting with Dilip Kumar,'' says Amitabh Bachchan - News
- Asha Bhosle: R.D.Burman exploited my hidden talent - News
- How Mohd. Rafi 'penned' Shabbir Kumar's destiny! - News
- Dilip Kumar: Manoj Kumar is a brilliant director! - News
- How Naushad helped Mukesh develop his own distinct style - News
- Anand Bakshi: From school dropout to Bollywood's star lyricist! - News
- Madan Mohan & Lata Mangeshkar's revered relation - News
- Dilip Kumar recalls legendary filmmaker Bimal Roy  - News
- Sanjeev Kumar is K. Asif's discovery! - News
- Neetu Singh, the actress who quit Bollywood at 21! - News
- Naseem Banu - Indian cinema's first female superstar - News
- How R. D. Burman floored Shammi Kapoor with his tunes! - News
- Dilip Kumar popularized Motilal's school of acting - News
- Why K. Asif is revered as the greatest filmmaker?  - News


 News Archives

Movie Reviews
  Hot Gallery
Bollywood's best assets
Bollywood's best assets
Backless Bollywood Babes
Backless Bollywood Babes
Babe Of The Day
Babe Of The Day
Pic Of The Day
Pic Of The Day

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.