Gujarati cinema completes 77 years in 2009. Gujarati filmdom with its actors, actresses, directors, producers and technicians is preparing to celebrate the year with much fanfare. It has its own share of glory. Gujarati film started its journey in 1922 and during its run since then to this day it has much to state. From mythology to history, soial to political, Gujarati cinema has experimented with such stories and issues all these years.
In a filmdom which was theatrical and melodramatic and often shunned by the audience, Akhand Saubhagyabati , that starred Bollywood queen Asha Parekh, made a success in 1963. Asha also has immense contribution to Gujarati television serial making. Her TV production ’Jyoti’ was a household show for a long time. About recent Gujarati films, Suresh M Thakkar’s Sajan Haiye Sambhre, Gormano Var Kesariyo and Dikro Kahu Ke are huge hits.
Gujarat has immense contribution to the Bollywood in the form of sending actors and actresses of fame to make the base of Hindi films. Much of Bollywood rest on the performance of these Gujarati film men and women.
The list of such film personalities is scintilating. It includes Parveen Babi, Sanjay Leela Banshali, Manmohan Desai, Ismail Darbar, Sanjay Gadhvi, Kalyanji Anandji, Deepika Chikhalia, Bindu Desai, Dimple Kapadia, Ben Kingsley, Sanjeev Kumar, Ketan Mehta, Tina Munim, Namitha, Neelam, Asha Parekh, Amisha Patel, Upen Patel, Falguni Pathak, Paresh Rawal, Himesh Reshammiya, Nirupa Roy, Mallika Sarabhai, Prachi Desai, Satish Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Shravan, Ayesha Takia and Alka Yagnik.
Thursday, 26 March 2009 15:52 | Written by Administrator | | |