Movies / Cinema:
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, socio to political, Gujarati cinema has experimented with such stories and issues all these years.
A special mention should be made on the film Guasundari which was thrice made from 1927 to 1948. The film was such a success in its first appearance in 1927, that director Chandulal Shah remade it in 1934. The film was again remade in 1948 by Ratilal Hemchand Punater. In its last version Hindi films’ eternal Mother Nirupa Roy made her debut as its heroine
Gunasundari is the story of an Indian poor
woman who is disliked by her husband for her moral stand. The woman finally
lands in the street where she meets with a person who is just like her – a
social outcast. The story ends here.
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,
Shruti Seth, Satish Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Shravan, Ayesha Takia and Alka