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25January, 2022

Cinemaazi remembers Ajoy Kar on his death anniversary

An extremely radical and innovative artist, Ajoy Kar was a renowned film director and cinematographer who made about 26 films from the late 1940s to early 80s, working prominently in Bengali cinema. Even gaining international acclaim and popularity, he left behind a remarkable legacy as a path-breaking filmmaker and visionary. Cinemaazi remembers him today on his death anniversary.
An extremely radical and innovative artist, Ajoy Kar was a renowned film director and cinematographer who made about 26 films from the late 1940s to early 80s, working prominently in Bengali cinema. Even gaining international acclaim and popularity, he left behind a remarkable legacy as a path-breaking filmmaker and visionary. Cinemaazi remembers him today on his death anniversary.

Cinemaazi remembers Nazir Hussain on his death anniversary

Today marks the death anniversary of the remarkably memorable and esteemed actor and film celebrity Nazir Hussain. Coming from a thespian background, he was a constant in Bimal Roy films and starred in several acclaimed films of his time, including Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), and Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), among others. Cinemaazi remembers him today.
Today marks the death anniversary of the remarkably memorable and esteemed actor and film celebrity Nazir Hussain. Coming from a thespian background, he was a constant in Bimal Roy films and starred in several acclaimed films of his time, including Devdas (1955), Naya Daur (1957), and Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), among others. Cinemaazi remembers him today.
24January, 2022

Cinemaazi remembers J Om Prakash on his birth anniversary

Regarded as one of the most successful and respected film producers of the 60s and 70s era of Hindi film cinema, J Om Prakash was an influential figure in the industry. Born on 24th January 1927, he migrated to India after the partition and through hardwork and passion, he created a remarkable legacy for himself, with several blockbusters credited to his name, such as, Aas Ka Panchhi (1961), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Aandhi (1975), and many more
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Regarded as one of the most successful and respected film producers of the 60s and 70s era of Hindi film cinema, J Om Prakash was an influential figure in the industry. Born on 24th January 1927, he migrated to India after the partition and through hardwork and passion, he created a remarkable legacy for himself, with several blockbusters credited to his name, such as, Aas Ka Panchhi (1961), Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969), Aandhi (1975), and many more. Cinemaazi remembers him on his birth anniversary today.
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Cinemaazi remembers Parshuram on his death anniversary

It is said that the story of actor Parshuram's rise to fame is fabled with his first encounter with prominent filmmaker V Shantaram, who upon hearing the child sing, asked his father to leave him in his care at the reputed Prabhat Film Company. Playing the role of a beggar boy in his 1937 film Duniya Na Mane, he thus began his journey in the film industry. Parashuram Laxman Sonni went on to work actively in a number of films as an actor, and
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It is said that the story of actor Parshuram's rise to fame is fabled with his first encounter with prominent filmmaker V Shantaram, who upon hearing the child sing, asked his father to leave him in his care at the reputed Prabhat Film Company. Playing the role of a beggar boy in his 1937 film Duniya Na Mane, he thus began his journey in the film industry. Parashuram Laxman Sonni went on to work actively in a number of films as an actor, and rendered several memorable songs in the Indian film industry. Cinemaazi remembers him today on his death anniversary; he passed away on 24th January, 1978.
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23January, 2022

Cinemaazi remembers Ratnamala on her death anniversary


Prominently acting in the Indian film industry during the 40s and 50s, actress Ratnamala was an alluring presence on-screen, with a graceful acting style. Featuring in small character roles over the decades, she worked in films like Bharat Milap (1942), Panghat (1943), Gehra Daag (1963), Seeta aur Geeta (1972), and Tere Mere Beech Mein (1984), among others. Cinemaazi remembers her on her death anniversary today; she passed away on 23rd January
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Prominently acting in the Indian film industry during the 40s and 50s, actress Ratnamala was an alluring presence on-screen, with a graceful acting style. Featuring in small character roles over the decades, she worked in films like Bharat Milap (1942), Panghat (1943), Gehra Daag (1963), Seeta aur Geeta (1972), and Tere Mere Beech Mein (1984), among others. Cinemaazi remembers her on her death anniversary today; she passed away on 23rd January 1989.
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Cinemaazi remembers Shetty on his death anniversary

There are several artists behind the lens and the frame of stardom who have for years contributed to the big and booming cinema industries in our country. One such artist was Muddu Babu Shetty, more popularly known as Shetty, who worked as a Stunt Supervisor and Fight Composer for almost 700 films in his career, and even acted in many. Cinemaazi remembers him on his death anniversary today, he passed away on 23rd January 1982.

Image Credits: C
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There are several artists behind the lens and the frame of stardom who have for years contributed to the big and booming cinema industries in our country. One such artist was Muddu Babu Shetty, more popularly known as Shetty, who worked as a Stunt Supervisor and Fight Composer for almost 700 films in his career, and even acted in many. Cinemaazi remembers him on his death anniversary today, he passed away on 23rd January 1982.

Image Credits: Cinestaan, from the film Victoria No.203.
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Cinemaazi wishes Ramesh Sippy a very happy birthday

Wishing the famed film director and producer Ramesh Sippy a very Happy Birthday. A winner of the civilian honour of Padma Shri, the esteemed filmmaker continues to be a remarkable presence in the Hindi film industry till date. On this occassion, we #revisit the director's unique and beautiful collaboration with the amazing star Hema Malini - Ramesh Sippy’s directorial debut Andaz (1971) featured Hema Malini as one of the leads of the fi
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Wishing the famed film director and producer Ramesh Sippy a very Happy Birthday. A winner of the civilian honour of Padma Shri, the esteemed filmmaker continues to be a remarkable presence in the Hindi film industry till date. On this occassion, we #revisit the director's unique and beautiful collaboration with the amazing star Hema Malini - Ramesh Sippy’s directorial debut Andaz (1971) featured Hema Malini as one of the leads of the film and from that point onwards they worked together in two more films such as Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) & Sholay (1975).
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