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Cinemaazi Studio with Gautam Chintamani - Aaj Ka M.L.A Ram Avtar

Cinemaazi Studio takes you on a unique journey through the history of Indian cinema. Join film historian Gautam Chintamani as he explores the many facets of the 1984 Rajesh Khanna starrer Aaj Ka M.L.A Ram Avtar.  

Cinemaazi Studio with Gautam Chintamani I Sooraj Barjatya I Director

Gautam Chintamani talks about the king of family dramas in Hindi cinema

Holi & Cinema | Cinemaazi Studio - Gautam Chintamani | Festivals in Cinema

With its extravagant burst of colours and emotions, Holi has dominated the imagination of Indian cinema since the very beginning of the talkies. Join Gautam Chintamani in the Cinemaazi Studio as he dives into the many moods of Holi onscreen. With Holi around the corner, Team Cinemaazi wishes you a very joyous colourful and safe Holi ahead. #holi #bollywood #holisongs #holikegaane #holiaurfilms #holiaurbollywood

Golden Era Actresses and Modernity | Cinemaazi Studio | Gautam Chintamani

Though Bollywood is often bashed for its less than fair treatment of women onscreen, the Golden Era of the industry saw a spate of actresses who broke out of the mould . On the occasion of International Women's Day, join Gautam Chintamani in the Cinemaazi Studio as he embarks on a journey through the groundbreaking work of actresses from Nargis to Zeenat Aman , who ushered in a new era of the truly modern heroine.

Red Rose | Cinemaazi Studio -Gautam Chintamani | Hindi Film I Rajesh Khanna

Did you know that 70's superstar Rajesh Khanna also played negative roles, but only in two films throughout his long career? Gautam Chintamani talks about Rajesh Khanna's cult film Red Rose (1980), in which he plays a psychotic villain. #RedRose #RajeshKhanna #PoonamDhillon #CinemaaziStudio #Cinemaazi #HindiCinema

S N Tripathi in Jeevan Naiya (1936)

A never-before seen song from the film Jeevan Naiya (1936), for which the legendary composer S.N. Tripathi lent his voice and made a rare appearance on the screen. At the time, S.N. Tripathi was mainly working as an assistant music director. 

Divya Bharti | Cinemaazi Studio - Gautam Chintamani | Indian Film Actress

Going big with 'Saat Samundar Paar' in only two and a half years, Divya Bharti revolutionized the film industry and seemed poised to be the next Superstar after Sridevi. Join Gautam Chintamani in the Cinemaazi Studio as he takes us through the ins and outs of her tragically short career, and the way it changed the fate of many who came after her.

Desi Tarzans in Hindi Cinema | Cinemaazi Studio | Gautam Chintamani

Edgar Rice Burrough’s iconic Tarzan has had a long afterlife in films, comics and books. But do you know of the many Indian Tarzans who have swung through the Indian screen? Dive into the exotic world of the desi Tarzans with Gautam Chintamani, as he takes you through the thrills and frills of films like Toofani Tarzan (1937), Zimbo Comes to Town (1960), Adventures of Tarzan (1985), which formed one of the foundations of the Indian stunt film genre.

Cinemaazi Studio with Gautam Chintamani I Sooraj Barjatya I Director

Gautam Chintamani talks about the king of family dramas in Hindi cinema

Holi & Cinema | Cinemaazi Studio - Gautam Chintamani | Festivals in Cinema

With its extravagant burst of colours and emotions, Holi has dominated the imagination of Indian cinema since the very beginning of the talkies. Join Gautam Chintamani in the Cinemaazi Studio as he dives into the many moods of Holi onscreen. With Holi around the corner, Team Cinemaazi wishes you a very joyous colourful and safe Holi ahead.

Golden Era Actresses and Modernity | Cinemaazi Studio | Gautam Chintamani

Though Bollywood is often bashed for its less than fair treatment of women onscreen, the Golden Era of the industry saw a spate of actresses who broke out of the mould . On the occasion of International Women's Day, join Gautam Chintamani in the Cinemaazi Studio as he embarks on a journey through the groundbreaking work of actresses from Nargis to Zeenat Aman , who ushered in a new era of the truly modern heroine.

Red Rose | Cinemaazi Studio -Gautam Chintamani | Hindi Film I Rajesh Khanna

Did you know that 70's superstar Rajesh Khanna also played negative roles, but only in two films throughout his long career? Gautam Chintamani talks about Rajesh Khanna's cult film Red Rose (1980), in which he plays a psychotic villain.

Nagin Films | Cinemaazi Studio | Gautam Chintamani

Join Gautma Chintamani on the serpentine trails of the most unique genre of Indian cinema - the Nagin films! Step into the zany world of films like Nagin, Nagina, Sheshnaag, Naag Mohini, Naaglog, Naag Jyoti and many more. What makes this genre the most hypnotic blend of everything ? Watch the video to find out.

Cinemaazi Studio | Rahul Rawail | Gautam Chintamani

Cinemaazi wishes veteran film director Rahul Rawail a very Happy Birthday. Rahul Rawail was at the helm of hit films like Arjun, Dacait and Betaab, but few would know that he once worked as an assistant director to the legendary Raj Kapoor, and was involved with classics like Mera Naam Joker, Sangam and Bobby. Join Gautam Chintamani and Rahul Rawail in Cinemaazi Studio as the director talks about the making of his films and delves into the memories of his father, H.S. Rawail, Raj Kapoor and Rish... Read More

Cinemaazi Studio | Mithun and Bapu | Gautam Chintamani

Popularly known as the director Bapu, Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana was a man of many talents. When he was already an established director in the Telugu film industry, he shifted to Hindi films with Hum Paanch (1980). This proved to be the start of a fruitful collaboration with Mithun Chakraborty, one that defined a significant moment in the careers of both. What made these films special, and why are they still remembered as some of Mithun Chakraborty’s best performances? Join Gautam Chintama... Read More

Cinemaazi Studio | Biddu | Gautam Chintamani

Well-known for his work in India, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan, the producer-composer Biddu Appaiah brought an international influence to his work that changed the course of Hindi film music. Hunted down by the perfectionist filmmaker Feroz Khan to write a club song, he composed the soundtrack for the 1980 Zeenat Aman starrer Qurbani, featuring the iconic Aap jaisa koi. Though he wrote the music for a few other films like Star (1982) and Goonj (1989), it was his wide-ranging work ou... Read More

Cinemaazi Studio | Satyen Kappu | Gautam Chintamani

Perhaps best remembered as Ramlal in the classic Sholay (1975), or Amitabh Bachchan’s father in Deewaar (1975), Satyen Kappu was one of the most beloved character actors of the Hindi film screen. Few know that he was a stage actor whose first play, Nayi Manzil, ran into trouble since the theatre had not been paid for. As a member of the Indian People’s Theatre Association, he played a doodh-wala in a production. His performance caught the eye of the great Bimal Roy, and he went on to... Read More

Cinemaazi Studio | Angry Young Man | Gautam Chintamani

When we think of 70's Hindi cinema, the first thing to pop in mind is the smouldering rage of the angry young man. Films like Zanjeer (1973), Deewaar (1975), Trishul (1978), Kala Patthar (1979) and Shakti (1982) will end up defining that era. But was the angry young man simply a product of the socio-political conditions of the pre-Emergency years? Or did it have a longer history? Beginning from the coming of the anti-hero in Kismet (1943), to films like Mother India (1957), Gunga Jumna (1961... Read More

Cinemaazi Studio | 30 Years of Aashiqui | Gautam Chintamani

Mahesh Bhatt's Aashiqui (1990) was not only a blockbuster success at the box office but more significantly it set the template for Hindi cinema for decades to come. The success of the film has been credited mostly to the fantastic soundtrack which was bolstered by its availability in the form of affordable  audio cassettes and helped in reaching the music of the movie to public at large . It gave Mahesh Bhatt and Gulshan Kumar a hit formula to replicate and established a team of Anuradh... Read More

Cinemaazi Studio | 100 Years of Pran | Gautam Chintamani

You have to be a special kind of villain for parents to be afraid to name their children after you! And yet Pran was so much more than just a villain. Raja Ugra Narayan of Madhumati, Malang Chacha from Upkar, or Sher Khan from Zanjeer, these characters will be #foreverPran for us. From his beginnings in Punjabi cinema, to becoming one of the most cerebral villains of all time, and then reinventing himself like never before, Pran has had quite a journey in films. His spectacular costumes, iconic... Read More