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'1972: Key Events

  • Government nationalises the coal-mining industry.
  • Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Indira Gandhi reach agreement over Kashmir (the Simla Accord).
  • Amol Palekar’s staging of Sadanand Rege’s Marathi play Gochee starts the Chhabildas experimental theatre movement, deriving its name from a school in a lower- middle-class neighbourhood in Bombay, which the theatre group Aavishkar had earlier acquired to stage low-budget theatre experiments to a small audience.
  • Television starts in Bombay (October). Stations are started the following year in Srinagar, Amritsar and Calcutta. Madras and Lucknow follow in 1975.
  • First art-house cinema opened by the FFC. First features in Manipuri (Matamgi Manipur) and Coorgi (Nada Manne Nada Koolu).
  • The first film co-operative run by technicians, the Chitralekha Co-op, starts production with Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s début, Swayamvaram.
  • In Tamil Nadu, M. G. Ramachandran is expelled from the DMK and forms the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam.
  • The Malayalam film weekly Nana starts, occasionally publishing filmographies and listings in between features on the Malayalam film industry.
  • Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche establishes the Ramsay Brothers and the horror genre in Hindi.