I am more than pleased to let the readers, especially when Indian Film Industry is celebrating centenary year, know about the significant contribution made by the film production house called ‘’ Jupiter Pictures’’. They are the pioneer movie makers, who produced approximately 47 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi languages.
Whenever the glory of Tamil cinema is mentioned, we can’t but thank about the contribution made by Jupiter Pictures, who played a significant role in this industry. They have produced the first social movie’’ Menaka’’. They also produced many popular films like ‘’Chandrakantha’’,’’ Bhoolok Rambhai’’,’’Kannagi’’,’’Abhimanu’’, ‘’ Velaikari’’,’’Marmayogi’’,’’Manohara’’,’’ Thangapathumai’’ and ‘’Arasilang Kumari.’’
Mr.Perirarghar Anna and Mr.Kalaighar Karunanidhi (Founders of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and ex. Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu) were introduced by Jupiter Pictures as Story and dialogue writers.
The production house also introduced M.G.Ramchandran (founder of A.I.A.D.M.K and ex. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) as Junior Artist. Famous novelist Sandilyan was the backbone of story department. Well known director Sridhar was introduced by them as Assistant Director. They also introduced Kavigar Kannadasan and also N.S.Krishnan.
Founders of the Jupiter Pictures
Somu’s father was a grain merchant at Puthukotai, Keeranur in Tamilnadu. He dispensed with the partnership of his company due to the misunderstanding and More >
The film, Sholay is recognized for the past three decades as blockbuster having perfect story and good acting. Therefore, the film has been standing more as prototypical to the Indian cinema industry than any other Hindi film. It is learnt that the story discussion alone took one year. This 70 mm movie collected 30 crore rupees in the first five years of its release and this was considered as a huge achievement then.
Though the scenes and characters were copied from various films and were encompassed in this film thinking that they might create a new trend in the field. For e.g. the story was owned by the Japanese director Korsakov in his film Seven Samurai- The character sketch of Amitabh and Dharmendra were reproduced from the film” Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. In the entire movie Amitabh played mouth organ,a copy from the Sergio Leona’s ”Once Upon a Time” in the West. The slow motion gun fight scene in this movie also was inspired by ”The Wild Bunch”. Even the character of Gabbar Singh also imitated the real dacoit, who lived in Gwalior.
Of all these, the main twist on the promontory where the two sides of the coin are More >
Its that time of the day when it’s barely can be called twilight. The game, which was being watched was over but everyone was hanging on. It is a rarity, the city is Mumbai which is known for its traffic snarls. But no one was leaving. We were ready to bear that extra hour because this hour will not return again in our lives. Yes, we are the fans of Sachin Tendulkar.the Super Man. No, he is not GOD as everyone is talking about. He is human just like you and me. He is supremely gifted. As Sachin fans, we say it’s the realization of the gift which you possess and utilize to your best of abilities. You are what you make yourself to be. He realized that his gift is special and put his gift to the best use. That is why we are Tendulkar fans.
We, Tendulkar fans do take pride in his numbers, but more than the statistics, we take pride in the manner with which he achieved them. His die-hard critics, who infact are his greatest admirers, who just can’t bear him fail, may point out that he is not crisis man. We have just one answer, More >
Dr. C.V. Raman was one of the greatest scientists of India, who was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the scattering of light and for the discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’, which is named after him. Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman, commonly known as C.V. Raman was born on November 7, 1888 at Tiruchirapalli in Tamillandu. His mother tongue was Tamil. He was the second child of Chandrasekhar Iyer and Pravathi Ammal. His father was a lecturer in mathematics and physics. Raman was a very brilliant student right from his childhood.
At an early age, Raman moved to the city of Vishakhapatnam, which is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh, where his father accepted a position at the A V N College. Raman’s academic brilliance was known at a very young age. Raman was an avid reader right from his childhood. Three books among many books that he read as a child, had a lasting impression on Raman’s young mind. These three books were “Light of Asia”, “The Elements of Euclid”, and “The Sensations of Tone”. The last of these books was about sound waves. Later on, when he grew up and got an opportunity to conduct More >
Thulasi in brief:
Thulasi the divine plant is a house hold name among Hindus regarded as the ultimate symbol of purity. Thulasi is a Sanskrit word literally means the one that has no equals, the one which has no comparison, matchless, and the one whose merits are invaluable. Thulasi is considered as very sacred and divine plant that has both physical and spiritually healing properties. It is worshipped as a Deity in Hindu religion since time immemorial. In olden days presence of Thulasi in a house was considered as a symbol of religious and spiritual bent of that family.
Thulasi in Legends and Mythology :
Glory of Thulasi is mentioned in several Puranas like Padma Purana, Brahma Vaivartha Purana, Skandha Purana, Garuda Purana, Kartheeka Purana and Vishnu Dharmottara Purana etc… As per Padma Purana it is said that Thulasi came out from the joyous tears of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu that fell on the Divine Nectar (Amrutha) that emerged out during Ksheera Sagara Madhanam.
As per the popular legend, Thulasi also known as Brinda was the daughter of King Dharmadhwaja, married to Jalandhara the demon king dwelling on the ocean. Jalandhara was said to have born out of the fierce energy released More >
India, the birth place of Hinduism is rich in spirituality, religious cultures, faiths, austerities, customs and traditions that we don’t find any where else in the world. In the words of Mark Twain “India is the cradle of the human race, the birth place of human speech, the mother of history, the grand mother of legend, and the grand mother of tradition. The most valuable and most instructive material in the history of man is treasured up in India only” We have a unique calendar with each day and each month denoting some or the other religious event or festival associated with a tradition and culture which is being followed since time immemorial. Repetition of these events is only to remind the mankind its significance always with a divine message behind it.
As we move into the Hindu Lunar calendar eighth month is denoted as Kartheeka Masam that generally comes around October-November of every year. It marks the beginning of winter season. When the Moon is at or nearer to the constellation of Kruttika on full Moon day that month is denoted as Kartheeka masam. It is also known as Koumudhi masam the month full of moon light.
Lord Sri Maha Vishnu More >
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals of Hindus, celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness in India. Each year on the Ammavaasya in the month of Ashwayuja the glittering lamps, the dazzling fireworks, sounds of crackers announce the arrival of the most vibrant festival of India-Diwali. Originally, the name was Deepavali, which has its origin from Sanskrit, meaning “Rows of light”. This festival is still called Deepavali in South India. Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important festival. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch creates an atmosphere of joy and festivity. The festival of Diwali is not only significant to Hindus, but, has importance in Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism as well. Diwali is considered auspicious for shopping, inaugurations of new homes, business deals or for starting any new ventures and projects.
Historically, the origin of Diwali can be traced back to ancient India, when it was probably an important harvest festival. However, there are various legends pointing to the origin of Diwali or ‘Deepavali.’ Some believe it to be the celebration of the marriage of Lakshmi with Lord Vishnu, whereas in Bengal the festival is dedicated More >
In his first broadcast as Prime Minister, on 11 June 1964, Shastri stated:
“There comes a time in the life of every nation when it stands at the cross-roads of history and must choose which way to go. But for us there need be no difficulty or hesitation, no looking to right or left. Our way is straight and clear—the building up of a socialist democracy at home with freedom and prosperity for all, and the maintenance of world peace and friendship with all nations.”
Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minister of India, who devoted his entire life in the service of the nation. Shastri ji was born on October 2, 1901 at Mughalsarai, a small railway town seven miles from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. His father was a school teacher who died when Lal Bahadur Shastri was only a year and half old. His mother, still in her twenties, took her three children to her father’s house and settled down there. Lal Bahadur’s small town schooling was not remarkable in any way but he had a happy enough childhood despite the poverty that dogged him. He was sent to live with an uncle in Varanasi so that he More >