Bollywood, where more than 300 movies are released per year and don’t know how many records are made and broken. Here are some great jaw dropping facts about some good Hindi bollywood movies.
This movie released in 1964, features Sunil Dutt, as the only actor in this 113 minutes movie.
It entered the the in the category Fewest actors in a narrative film.
This movie by Shyam Benegal was technically produced by ‘500000 farmers’ of Gujarat. Depicting White Revolution, this movie was funded by the largest number of individuals ever!
Izzat is the only Bollywood movie to feature Jayalalithaa! (In one of the scenes, she was even lifted by Dharmendra!)
4. Jagdish Raj, World record holder
Jagdish Raj holds the holds a record for being the most type-cast actor. He played a police inspector in 144 films.
5. Lata Mangeshkar song as Pakistani schools anthem.
Lata Mangeshkar’s had sung the soulful song ‘Ae Malik Tere Bande Hum’ from ‘Do Aankhen Barah Haath’ in 1957, which became quite a rage. Such was the impact that it was adapted by a Pakistani school as the school anthem.
6. Remember Definate from Gangs of Wasseypur?
Zeishan Quadri, the one who played ‘Definite’ in Gangs of Wasseypur was born in Wasseypur. Co-writer of the movie, Quadri wanted a break in Bollywood as wrote down his experiences in Wasseypur as a novel.
Anurag Kashyap was so impressed with those real-life incidents that he decided to make it into a movie.
7. The song ‘Masti Ki Paathshala’ from Rang de Basanti was quite a hit.
When A R Rahman was handed the lyrics of the song, he was clueless as to how to compose it into a music. Just then director Rakesh Mehra cleared his throat. “Uh-huhh-huhh”.
And that is how the song starts!
a) Swades was inspired by the work of a real life couple named
Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi, the NRI couple who returned to India and developed the pedal power generator to light remote, off-the-grid village schools.
b) This is the only Indian movie to be shot at at the Launch Pad 39A of thein Florida.
c) The movie shows the protagonist Mohan Bhargava working on Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) program, which was an actual ongoing NASA project during that time.
GPM was indeed successfully launched in 2014.