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Fritzi Kramer

Thanks so much for taking part! I totally agree with you. The Mosfilm color in their classic titles is wonderful, especially to eyes that are accustomed to the candy-colored Hollywood Technicolor.

"Cafe Tibet biscuits communication" is a wonderful line! I intend to quote it everywhere.


The contrast is so evident even in those two clips of Padmini -- Raj Kapoor had a way with colour, but it's still so different from the Mosfilm clip.

I enjoy how your blogathons point me in some interesting directions, and get me thinking along new lines. :-)

Silver Screenings

I am learning a lot of things with this blogathon, and your post is another example of that. I had NO idea that there were Soviet-Indian co-productions, and the films sound really interesting. Thanks for this background info, and for some new titles to add to my must-watch list! :)

Joe Thompson

I did not know that Raj Kapoor had done a co-production with the Soviets. I agree with the others who have commented on the beautiful colors. Thank you for providing a version with subtitles. I'm looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

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Totally Filmi's appearances elsewhere

  • The "It Takes a Thief Blogathon" hosted by Moon In Gemini

    I'll be writing about Sapthamashree Thaskaraha.
  • The "Food in Film Blogathon" organized by Speakeasy - Mostly Classic Movies

    I'll be writing about Ustad Hotel.
  • "The Swashathon is back! 2017 Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure" organized by Movies Silently

    Check for my Swashathon entry in July 2017.
  • "The Great Villain Blogathon 2017" organized by Speakeasy, Shadows and Satin, and Silver Screenings

    Check out my Great Villains entry on "Mogambo khush hua! Mr. India's most iconic villain".
  • "Try it, you’ll like it!" Blogathon organized by Movies Silently and Sister Celluloid

    I will be writing about Junglee.
  • "Winter Sports Blogathon" organized by Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

    I will be writing about Breakaway.
  • "Criterion Blogathon" organized by Criterion Blues

    Where I've contributed my review of Satyajit Ray's classic film Charulata.
  • "The Swashathon! A Blogathon of Swashbuckling Adventure" organized by Movies Silently

    Check out my Swashathon! entry on 'Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1952)'.
  • The "Classic Movie History Project Blogathon" organized by Movies Silently

    I will be writing about "The Apu Trilogy" directed by Satyajit Ray.
  • The "Beach Party Blogathon" organized by Speakeasy - Classic Movies & More

    I will be writing about "Mosayile Kuthira Meenukal" directed by Ajith Pillai.
  • The "My Favorite Classic Movie" Blogathon for National Classic Movie Day

    I will be writing about "Chemmeen".

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