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Blast from the past

Hirak Rajar Deshe

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

Released On: December 19, 1980

Did You Know: Most of the dialogues spoken by the protagonists, except Udayan Pandit, rhyme. This portrays the free-thinking nature of the Pandit and confined thoughts of the rest. The roles of Shundi’r Raja and Gobeshok Gobochondro Gyanotirtho Gyanorotno Gyanambudhi Gyanochuramoni were played by the same actor – Santosh Dutta.

Dr. No

Directed by: Terence Young

Released On: October 5, 1962

Did You Know: All of the sets and furniture were made to be slightly smaller than they would be in real life, so as to make James Bond appear larger. Creator Ian Fleming allegedly called the film “Dreadful. Simply dreadful,” after watching it.

Amar Akbar Anthony

Directed by: Manmohan Desai

Released On: May 27, 1977

Did You Know: The first line of the song, My name is Anthony Gonsalves, “sophisticated rhetorician intoxicated by the exuberance of your own verbosity”, is a quotation from a speech by British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in 1878. Manmohan Desai got the idea of the story of the film from a newspaper article about a drunk man, who abandoned his three children in a park.

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