Cinema

Mehra Cinema

A Harbinger of Indian Cinema in Awadh Kapil Pal Not only of Lucknow but the very first theatre of Uttar Pradesh was constructed on Gwynne Road in Aminabad by the name of 'Pearl Theatre' in the year 1911. The ...

Lucknow on Screen

Government Encourages Film-makers in the State Akansha In the past 2-3 years, Uttar Pradesh has lured Bollywood as a favourite shooting destination. From the natural beauty to the historical impressions scatt...

Waris Hussein

UK's success story is from Lucknow Sheikh Waris Ahmad Habibullah better known as Waris Hussein, is from taluqdar family of Saidanpur, Barabanki. Born on 9th December 1938 in Lucknow and grew up mainly in Bomba...

Bollywood Bonds

Amit Ranjan would like to see the love affairs between India and Pakistan on reel translated into real life In 2013, the Hindi film industry, popularly known as Bollywood, celebrated its centenary. In its hu...

Loved beyond borders

Amit Ranjan flips through the pages of the autobiography of one of Indian cinema's most magnetic personality On 9 December 2013, during my visit to Pakistan, I met Saeed Ahmed, author of Dilip Kumar: Ahadnam...

Lucknow in Bollywood

Ye Kya Jagah Hai Dosto’n... Arjun Kapoor was just another Juhu boy when he was picked up for the lead role in Ishaqzaade to play a UP chhokra. How did the very bombaiya son of film director Boney Kapoor tr...