According to Steven Spielberg, Bollywood actor, Amrish Puri, was his favourite villain and "the best the world has produced and ever will".
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Teri Yaad, the first ever film to be released in Pakistan, starred Nasir Khan, the brother of Indian star, Dilip Kumar (born Yusuf Khan).
The Turkish film Avare, released in 1964, is a remake of Raj Kapoor's Awara (1951) which was a huge hit in Turkey.
Quentin Tarantino informed Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap that the animated sequence in Kill Bill was inspired by an "Indian serial killer film which showed violence as animated". The only candidate that fits this bill is Kamal Haasan's Aalavandhan (Abhay in Hindi).
Cinema reached India for the first time in 1896 thanks to The Lumière brothers who were touring the world screening short silent films. They screened six films at the Watson Hotel in Bombay.
Satyajit Ray contended that Close Encounters of the Third Kind and ET, would not have been possible without his 1967 script of The Alien being available throughout America in mimeographed copies.
India's first talkie was Alam Ara (1931) starring Zubeida, who, as the daughter of the Nawab of Sachin, was a princess in real life. The film is now lost.
The alien warrior race in the Bruce Willis film, The Fifth Element, are called the Mangalores.
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