Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of Mohan Dayaram Bhavnani


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    4 Hindi director born in Hyderabad, Sind. Studied at College of Technology, Manchester (1921-4), then studied film-making in Germany at UFA (1924). Contracted to [[Kohinoor]] (1925- 6) where his [[Sulochana]] films were the earliest efforts in the Indian cinema to create a Hollywood-type movie star, e.g. [[Cinema Ni Rani (1925)|Cinema Ni Rani]] where she plays a famous actress with whom the painter hero falls in love, or [[Wildcat of Bombay]] where she played multiple roles. Joined [[Imperial Films|Imperial]] (1927-9), where he made Khwab-e-Hasti, adapted from the novel Dreamland (later also adapted by N. Taurog’s Strike me Pink, 1936). Scripted by A.S. Desai, this film is not to be confused with [[Kashmiri]]’s play of the same title. Vasantsena was the first Kannada intertitled film. Became independent producer with Indian Art Prod. (1931-2). Returned to Germany to study sound film technique. Started Ajanta Cinetone (1933-4) and his own Bhavnani Prod. (1935-48). Sound début was a flop, but it introduced [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur_ga_khote|Dur ga Khote]]. Hired Premchand to script [[Mazdoor]], representing the author’s only direct encounter with film, following it with the unemployment melodrama [[Jagran]]. Produced and directed the first full-length colour film shot on 16mm Kodachrome and blown up to 35mm, [[Ajit]]. Joined [[Films Division]] and became its first Chief Producer (1948-55). In 1958 Bhavnani followed up an invitation from Zhou En-Lai to make a documentary on China and travelled extensively throughout the country shooting with cameramen Kishore Rege and S.K. Kulkarni. His wife Enakshi Rama Rao, who acted in Vasantsena, had earlier played the lead in [[Shiraz]] (1928) and became a noted dancer and author of the book The Dance of India (1965). 
     4Hindi director born in Hyderabad, Sind. Studied at College of Technology, Manchester (1921-4), then studied film-making in Germany at UFA (1924). Contracted to [[Kohinoor]] (1925- 6) where his [[Sulochana]] films were the earliest efforts in the Indian cinema to create a Hollywood-type movie star, e.g. [[Cinema Ni Rani (1925)|Cinema Ni Rani]] where she plays a famous actress with whom the painter hero falls in love, or [[Wildcat of Bombay (1927)|Wildcat of Bombay]] where she played multiple roles. Joined [[Imperial Films|Imperial]] (1927-9), where he made Khwab-e-Hasti, adapted from the novel Dreamland (later also adapted by N. Taurog’s Strike me Pink, 1936). Scripted by A.S. Desai, this film is not to be confused with [[Kashmiri]]’s play of the same title. Vasantsena was the first Kannada intertitled film. Became independent producer with Indian Art Prod. (1931-2). Returned to Germany to study sound film technique. Started Ajanta Cinetone (1933-4) and his own Bhavnani Prod. (1935-48). Sound début was a flop, but it introduced [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur_ga_khote|Dur ga Khote]]. Hired Premchand to script [[Mazdoor]], representing the author’s only direct encounter with film, following it with the unemployment melodrama [[Jagran]]. Produced and directed the first full-length colour film shot on 16mm Kodachrome and blown up to 35mm, [[Ajit]]. Joined [[Films Division]] and became its first Chief Producer (1948-55). In 1958 Bhavnani followed up an invitation from Zhou En-Lai to make a documentary on China and travelled extensively throughout the country shooting with cameramen Kishore Rege and S.K. Kulkarni. His wife Enakshi Rama Rao, who acted in Vasantsena, had earlier played the lead in [[Shiraz]] (1928) and became a noted dancer and author of the book The Dance of India (1965). 
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