Sunday, 17 March 2019

DOWN MEMORY LANE!


In this I am with film Journalist friend Jyothi Venkatesh & Devsahab!

Just found this rare photograph which was taken in 1995..at the party given by legendary Actor-Filmmaker Dev Anand. That was his birthday & celebration of '50 years of Film Career'..which started in 'Prabhat Film Co.' Pune. So he grandly celebrated here in Pune!

- Manoj Kulkarni

Thursday, 14 March 2019

SAALGIRAH MUBARAK..AAMIR KHAN!

I am with Aamir Khan!

Today is 54th Birthday of famous Bollywood Actor, Producer-Director & TV Presenter..Aamir Khan!

From first film 'Kayamat se Kayamat tak' (1988) to recent social issues based tv talk show 'Satyamev Jayte'..he has established himself as one of the most popular and influential actors of Indian Cinema!

Aways remember nice & informal meetings him! My above photograph was taken with him during the ceremony of 'MAMI's Film Festival in 1997 at Mumbai.

Wishing him Happy Birthday!!

- Manoj Kulkarni

Tuesday, 26 February 2019


BENAZIR OF INDIAN CINEMA!



In 54 years of life..50 years devoted to Indian Cinema!
This is called great contribution to cinema!!

Homage to Sridevi..who left this world one year ago!!!

- Manoj Kulkarni

Monday, 25 February 2019

ROMANTIC LYRICIST..S. H. BIHARI!


Today is 32nd death anniversary of Poet & lyricist..Shamsul Huda Bihari...known as S. H. Bihari!

His songs widely used in Hindi films..which are still popular!

Sadhana & Joy Mukherjee in 'Ek Musafir Ek Hasina's (1962) song.
Most of his songs composed by..music director O. P. Nayyar and sung by Asha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi!

His romantic songs are still evergreen like..

from 'Ek Musafir Ek Hasina's (1962)..
"Bahut shukriyaa..
badi meharabaani..
meri zindagi mein.. 

huzoor aap aae.."
Sharmila Tagore & Shammi Kapoor in 'Kashmir Ki Kali's (1964) song.
And 'Kashmir Ki Kali's (1964)..
Ye chandsa roshan chehra
Zulfon ka rang sunehara

Yeh jheel si neeli aankhen
Koi raz hai inme gehara
Taarif karun kya uski..
jisne tumhe banaya..!"


A Homage!!

- Manoj Kulkarni

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

PRODUCER OF MAXIMUM FILMS..D. RAMA NAIDU!

Legendary Indian Film Producer D. Rama Naidu!

Four years over..Legendary Indian (Telugu) Film Producer D. Rama Naidu left this world!
Ramanaidu's hit Telugu film 'Soggadu' (1976). 

Founder of 'Suresh Productions'..Daggubati Rama Naidu produced 135 films in 13 Indian languages and holds the 'Guinees Book of Records' for the most films produced in less time!
D. Ramanaidu imaging film!

Some of his noted films are Telugu 'Jeevana Tarangdu' (1973) and 'Soggadu' (1976) which won Filmfare awards..And Bengali 'Asukh' (1999) which won National Award!

Ramanaidu's Hindi film 'Anari' (1993)
He produced popular Hindi films like 'Prem Nagar' (1974) to 'Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehate Hai' (1999). 

Ramanaidu was father of actor D.Venkatesh who acted in his 'Anari' (1993) and grandfather of new actor Rana Daggubati!

D. Ramanaidu conferred with 'Padma Bhushan' by 'Government of India' and in 2009 he received lifetime 'Dadasaheb Phalake Award' for his outstanding contribution to India Cinema!

A HOMAGE!!

- Manoj Kulkarni

Saturday, 16 February 2019

SALUTE TO PHALKE SAHEB!

Dhundiraj Govind Phalake..known as Dadasaheb Phalake!
Today is 75st Death Anniversary of..father of our Indian Cinema.. Dhundiraj Govind Phalake..known as Dadasaheb Phalake!

Phalake shooting a film with his friend as cameraman!
Phalake editing a film!





Phalake made our India's first full-length feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' in 1913!

After that during his film career..he made 26 short films and 95 movies.

Phalake made India's first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' (1913).

The 'Dadasaheb Phalke Award' for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema, was instituted in his honour by the Government of India in 1969!

Humble homage to Dadasaheb!!
- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

REMEMBERED 'MITAWAA'!


Pretty Sonalee Kulkarni showing my 'Chitrasrushti's special issue with me!

Remembered romantic musical Marathi movie 'Mitawaa' (2015) on Valentine's Day which recently over!

I am with Swapnil Joshi in it!
Swapna Waghmare-Joshi written & directed 'Miawaa'..was lovable actor Swapnil Joshi's first romantic lead with famous Sonalee Kulkarni! That was a triangular love story 
in which that time new Prarthana Behere appeared on screen with both of them!

"It's intense romantic film in which sacrifice has great importance!" said Swapnil about 'Mitawaa' that time and Sonalee mentioned, 'It gave big scope for her hidden emotional talent!' Prarthana also expressed her views about the sensibility in the role she played!


- Manoj Kulkarni