Sankarabharanam is a 1979 musical film in the Telugu language, directed by Dr. K. Vishwanath and produced by Poornodaya Movie Creations. It led to the revival of Indian classical music in Andhra Pradesh. The movie deals with two main issues - decline in popularity of Carnatic music and the teacher-student relationship. The movie is considered to be one of the best to have ever emerged from Telugu film industry.
Swathi Muthyam (1985) is a Telugu film directed by K. Viswanath. The movie won accolades at the Asian Film Festival in both "Best Movie" and "Best Actor" categories. The movie is about an autistic person who happens to defy existing social customs and traditions for a good cause. The movie was chosen to be India's official entry to the Oscars for 1986.
Swathi Kiranam is a 1992 Telugu Musical hit film directed by Dr.K. Viswanath. The movie starred Mammootty, Master Manjunath, and Radhika. The movie is about an egoistic music teacher unable to tolerate the extraordinary talent of his prodigious young disciple.
Mother India is a 1957 Bollywood film directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar and Raj Kumar. The film is a remake of Mehboob Khan's earlier film Aurat (1940). The film was fifth Indo-Russian co-production, and was preceded by Pardesi (1957), also starring Nargis Dutt. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies ranked the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films. The film ranked #3 in the list of all-time box office hits.
Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 Drama film starring Parminder Nagra and Keira Knightley first released in the United Kingdom. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha. Its title comes from the soccer player David Beckham and his skill at scoring from free kicks by "bending" (curving) the ball past a wall of defenders.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, also known as DDLJ, is an Indian film. It premiered on 19 October 1995 and was released nationwide on 20 October 1995. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was directed by Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Amrish Puri. Earning over Rs 580 million in India and Rs 175 million overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year, as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time.
Bandini is a 1963 Hindi film directed and produced by Bimal Roy, the man who directed such classic as Do Bigha Zameen and Devdas. Bandini stars Nutan giving one of her career's finest performances, along with Ashok Kumar and Dharmendra as leads, and explores the human conflicts of love and hate intertwined in the mind of Kalyani. The movie tells the story of Kalyani, the all suffering, selfless, sacrificing, and strong yet weak Indian woman.
Lagaan, also known as Lagaan: Once upon a time in India, is a 2001 Bollywood feature film made in India. The film, based on an original story by Ashutosh Gowariker, was also directed by him. It was produced by Aamir Khan, who plays the lead role, and stars Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley and Paul Blackthorne in supporting roles. The movie is set in the Victorian period of the British Raj and revolves around the peasants from a barren village who are oppressed by high taxes imposed by the British.
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English post-punk group, formed in Liverpool in 1978. Their original lineup consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas had joined as the band's drummer, and their debut album, Crocodiles, met with critical acclaim and made the UK Top 20. Their second album, Heaven Up Here (1981), again found favour with the critics and reached number 10 in the UK Album chart.