India’s first feature film, ‘Ganesh’ (1971), won the Golden Lion at the Cannes Film Festival for best foreign language film in 1975.
Gandhian’s films are among the most celebrated in the annals of Indian cinema.
A decade later, the first English language release of his ‘Ganthapuram’ (1976), was released in India.
It was the first Indian film to have a US distributor, and it became a big hit.
But it took a while for ‘Ganshi’ to catch on.
The film’s lead actor, Manoj Dutt, made a name for himself with the role of the enigmatic, yet very handsome, Indian-American billionaire Raman Singh.
After the film’s release, the film was taken off the cinema screens in India, and only after a series of protests were met by the state governments of the time.
But the Indian public didn’t give up on the film.
They decided to film it on the screen.
‘GANSHI’ had its first theatrical release in 1981, when it was shown on VHS.
It became a box office smash, and then a global hit, grossing over Rs 40 crore ($1.2 billion) at the box office.
The success of the film spawned a sequel, ‘Raman Kalyan’, which was released on the VHS format in India in 1983.
The two films combined to make over Rs 50 crore ($7.5 million) at box office, and earned Manoj Rs 30 crore ($2.2 million) for his part in the production.
In 1990, the Indian government started to allow films in theatres.
In 1997, the release of a film called ‘Babu’ by filmmaker Sitaram Bhattacharya was made, but the film failed to attract audiences.
The Indian government then introduced a ban on cinema shows and movies, and there were protests.
In 1999, a film by filmmaker K. Rajendran titled ‘Bharat Mata ki Barat’ was released.
It received mixed reviews, but it became the first film to win an Oscar for best picture, and a worldwide box office hit.
In 2004, Bollywood actress Anupam Kher became the country’s first Indian to win a Golden Globe for best actress for her role in the film ‘Baba Ramdev’.
But in 2009, the government banned the release, and the film, which had already been in the country for almost a decade, was only released in three other countries.
In 2013, another film called “Krishna ki Barahna”, starring Amitabh Bachchan, was banned in India after it was released theatrically in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
‘Boom’ became the biggest hit in India’s history, and in 2015, it was followed by “Baboo”, another romantic comedy that was a hit in the US, and became the most successful film in the world in 2016.
After this, the country was plunged into a state of depression.
The current economic crisis has also affected the film industry.
In March, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned foreign films, citing the “moral panic” in the nation.
The decision sparked an exodus of foreign films.
In August, the prime minister announced a ban of the release and screening of movies featuring the Dalai Lama.
In January 2018, a ban was put in place on all imports of films and films that feature India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
India’s foreign policy is often portrayed as being anti-Muslim.
However, in the wake of the events in France in November 2017, it is increasingly becoming clear that this is not the case.
In the months following the deadly terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine, it became clear that the country has a very different view on Muslims.
This is evident from the fact that a majority of Indians have a favourable opinion of the country, while a majority think the world’s religions are in a state where they need to be dealt with.