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History of Indian Cinema
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An article on the First International Film Festival, organized by the Indian Government. The festival was declared open with a speech by the then Governor of West Bengal, Dr. Harendra Kumar Mukhopadhyay on 29 February 1952 at Eden Garden, Kolkata.…


The article reports the visit of Frank Capra, the noted Hollywood film maker, on the occasion of the 1952 International Film festival, Calcutta venue. During his sojourn in the city, Capra became a focal point of a diverse array of discussions…