“Produced and Supported 117 films, Distributed 261 films, Launched over 280 Legends, Constructed over 400 Cinema Halls and Financed more than 700 Films”
Legendary film company The Bombay Talkies Studios, Oldest Esteemed Finance company of India Dube Industries & International Organisation Aazaad Federation is the only film company & organization in the World which is working on multiple languages especially forgotten ancient languages.
After the Grand Success of masterpiece RASHTRAPUTRA ( राष्ट्रपुत्र ) and the First Mainstream Sanskrit film of world AHAM BRAHMASMI ( अहं ब्रह्मास्मि ), Aazaad Federation along with Kamini Dube and The Bombay Talkies Studios is coming with mega feature film MAHANAYAKAN ( மகா நாயகன் ) in Tamil & Many more Along with international brand ambassador of Sanskrit, Military school Student, Sanskrit Mahanayak and The Ultimate Megastar of World Maharishi Aazaad (महर्षि आज़ाद), Kamini Dube (कामिनी दुबे), & Vishwa Sahitya Parishad with a noble purpose to unite the whole world through art, culture literature and cinema.
Pillar of Indian Cinema Himanshu Rai, Devika Rani & Rajnarayan Dube Founded Bombay Talkies in 1934. Bombay Talkies produced and supported115 Films, Launched more than 280 legends, Distributed 259 movie’s, Built 400 Cinema Hall & Finished more than 700 films. Because of several internal disputes, Bombay Talkies got defunct in the year of 1954.
Girish Ghanshyam Dube, Grandson of the Pillar of Indian Cinema Rajnarayan Dube, revived Bombay Talkies under its parent company Dube Industries on the auspicious occasion of 10th October 2010, the hundredth birth anniversary of his grandfather, Pillar of Indian cinema Shri Rajnarayan Dube. Girish Ghanshyam Dube started Bombay Talkies to dismantle the Mafias of the Film Industry, who were responsible for eradicating Indianism from Modern Cinema. For the past several years, the Indian Film Industry had been surviving and dependent on Mafias, who projected Anti-Nationalist Motive in their films. Indian Film Industry has championed in defaming Pandits, Judges, Military Persons, Police and several religious sectors in their movies. Sex has become just a test to get into the movie industry. Since the arrival of Mafias in the film industry, The anti-Nationalist propaganda soon became the trend of Indian Cinema. The trendsetters had often promoted drug culture and condemned anything related to the Indian Culture. IMPPA (Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association) established by Himanshu Rai, Rajnarayan Dube, and Devika Rani is not able to take control over the current Structure of Indian Cinema. IMPPA no longer looks over the current affairs in the film industry and is inclined only towards the election process of its members for the governance of the organization and their party culture. It is a very unfortunate fact that an organization like IMPPA, Does not help any filmmakers in making movies, nor in film marketing, nor the release of the film, nor distribution, nor in the casting and neither in the finance of any film.The obvious question arises that why does an institution like IMPPA even exist? Due to this, several other film organizations have been formed.
In these circumstances, under the leadership of Girish Ghanshyam Dube, Dube Industries helped many filmmakers by financing their films. Girish Ghanshyam Dube had always stood for welcoming every producer and director in creating meaningful cinema. The Veterans who had made outstanding films who helped information of Indian Cinema, The doors are always open for them.
To overcome these obstructions, for reshaping the Indian Cinema with the thought-provoking, socially relevant meaningful cinema of intense cultural nationalism. with the noble intention and the purpose of promotion, protection, and projection of our ancient divine culture globally Girish Ghanshyam Dube Revived Bombay Talkies after six decades with full glory and pride. With the historical revival of the legendary Bombay talkies, Girish Ghanshyam Dube paid his heartfelt tribute to his grandfather, pillar of Indian Cinema Rajnarayan Dube along with Himanshu Rai, Devika Rani, and many great filmmakers, artists and technicians like Ardeshir Irani, P. R. Tipnis, Nanabhai Govind Chitre who produced the first Indian feature film Pundalik, which was directed by Ramachandra Gopal Torney and many more who had a tremendous contribution in the making of Indian Cinema. Not only personalities from Indian Cinema, but He also paid tribute to Dharmveer Dr. B. S. Moonje, Dharmasamrat Karpatri Ji Maharaj, Greatest revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad, Kumari Chhavi Devi. Girish Ghanshyam Dube brought his idol, Chandrashekhar Azad, from the darkness of history and presented him for the first time in the larger than life manner. Rashtraputra first patriotic film based on the life and times of the greatest revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad was screened at the 72nd Cannes film festival, France. The international audience connected with the patriotic and nationalistic thoughts of the great son of mother India through rashtraputra. After Rashtraputra Girish Ghanshyam Dube created and released the first mainstream Sanskrit film of the world Cinema, Aham Brahmasmi to promote, protect & project Devbhasha Sanskrit worldwide and to preach Bramhavakya of Vedas to every corner of the World.
Today's filmmaking and releasing process is so difficult, one-sided that no genuine maker can release his film. The movie mafia is dominating the scene. only a few so-called stars and production houses A handful of so-called stars and makers have captured all the theatres. Only they can release their films in prime festivals like Diwali and Eid. The veteran makers and directors are sitting at home without any work. Movie mafias making films in which money has been invested by vested interests to glorify the villains of history as our real hero. The situation is shocking and sad but Girish Ghanshyam Dube is here to clean the industry and invite people of similar thoughts. In his vision clean the film industry mission is also a part of Swachchh Bharat Abhiyan. This is the starting of a new era founded by Girish Ghanshyam Dube with Bombay talkies where every genuine maker can get a platform to release his or her film and survive without compromise with the movie mafias. Better days had started with the comeback of Bombay Talkies under command of its parent company Dube Industries.
In an interview, Girish Ghanshyam Dube said that "I didn't have any relation with the film industry, it was Rajnarayan Dube who established our film industry long ago. The current situation of the film industry is in turmoil. Bollywood is only based on copying Hollywood and has lost its sense of originality. To free the industry from groups, clean it thoroughly, and give the chance to industry greats and as well as newcomers, I stepped into the Indian Film Industry. Platforms like Wikipedia and Reddit and many organizations are only money earning sources, many celebrities pay Wikipedia and Reddit to have good information about themselves. Wikipedia is solely operated by such persons who have no vital knowledge or information.”
Girish Ghanshyam Dube, like his grandfather, it seems like Shri Rajnarayan Dube has reincarnated in the new avatar with the new spring, with new energy, the new face, with eternal love for Bombay Talkies in the name of Girish Ghanshyam Dube. Like his grandfather, Girish Ghanshyam Dube has the supreme interest in the revival of Bombay Talkies for repaying the debt of blood. He has signed on the face of today to give justice to the dust shadowed golden past. He has started his new battle to re-establish and enrich his great legacy for the present and future generations of meaningful, thought-provoking cinema people.
The Bombay Talkies Studios' story is full of magic and color. In the ’30s, the movie business was supposed to be a ‘dirty business’. People would talk about movies, but many wouldn’t even consider going to watch one. This would be similar to people talking about gold prices but seldom buying it. Even though movies did make people curious, its reputation as a professional field was bad. There seemed to be a lack of respect for the profession because it was being considered the domain of undesirable sections of the then Indian society. Due to this lack of respect and understanding for the profession, financiers during those times would face an impossible challenge when it came to getting returns on their investment.
It was during this hunt for financiers that Himanshu Rai came in contact with Abhimanyu Prasad Singh, a close friend of Seth Badriprasad Dube, who was a well-known financier. He introduced Himanshu Rai, a London return actor/ theatre artist to Seth Badriprasad Dube with a dream of making a cinema company but Seth Badriprasad declined the proposal of funding Himanshu Rai because Seth Badriprasad had once financed the first Indian Talkie film Alam Ara which didn't earn him any profit and he made an opinion that only actors and directors get fame but the financier doesn’t get profits. During that era, the film business was not considered money earning business. It was more about the passion for cinema and getting fame. Because of this fact, Seth Badriprasad Dube declined the proposal of financing Himanshu Rai.
Abhimanyu Singh spoke next to Seth Badriprasad’s son Shri. Rajnarayan Dube. He was a young and dynamic businessman who operated a successful company called Dube Industries, which he had founded in 1929. Shri. Dube was born on 10th October 1910 at Kalighat in Kolkata and was an ardent devotee of Maa Kali. He was influenced by the power of art and creativity at a young age. Both men met at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai (Bombay), and discussed an initial investment amount of Rs. 25 lakhs. However, Himanshu Rai couldn’t convince Rajnarayan Dube to invest the amount because of the dismal returns on investment that the Indian movie industry offered. At this point, it would seem that Bombay Talkies would never come to be, but things have a way of working out in unexpected ways.
A few months passed by and Himanshu Rai had grown increasingly despondent because it was becoming impossible to raise investment for his movie company. In his depression, the man attempted suicide but was unsuccessful. Shri. Rajnarayan Dube got wind of this through Abhimanyu Prasad Singh and wondered about this man, one who so completely and wholeheartedly believed in the power of cinema and talking pictures that he did not see fit to continue living if he couldn’t follow his dreams. Rajnarayan Dube decided that Himanshu Rai was onto something here and finalized the investment with him soon after. In doing this, Shri. Rajnarayan Dube went deliberately against the advice of his father, Seth Badriprasad Dube, who felt that this would not be a good investment choice. In doing this, Shri. Rajnarayan Dube gave birth to the Indian Film Industry, which has now gone on to become a huge cultural and financial force in the country.
At the very nascent age of the cinema Rajnarayan Dube’s Bombay Talkies was born in India when other contemporary film companies of the world such as Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures were born and brought up to create cinematic magic for the world audience, but Bombay Talkies (under the command of Girish Ghanshyam Dube), is the only premier film company which has made a charismatic comeback and repeating its old pride and glory after sixty-three years of utter darkness.
Cinematic Giant and Pillar of Indian Cinema, Rajnarayan Dube founded the Legendary Film Company, The Bombay Talkies Studios along with its associate companies Bombay Talkies Laboratories and Bombay Talkies Pictures as individual proprietorship companies. At the same time to add more people, he established the first public limited film company of India The Bombay Talkies Limited (ltd.) in 1934, although all companies were commonly known as Bombay Talkies. As Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani were actors they were given some shares of the company as their remuneration. Some films were produced under the banner of The Bombay Talkies Limited also, but most of the films were produced under The Bombay Talkies Studios and Bombay Talkies Pictures. The Bombay Talkies Studios also successfully Distributed, Processed, and Promoted films of other producers and banners other than their own films. All the films were financed by Rajnarayan Dube in his individual capacity as the owner of his proprietorship finance company Dube Industries (Estd. 1929).
On 15 April, 1934, Bombay Talkies began operations. The movie company was named by Shri. Dube’s mother, Smt. Gayatri Devi. Though Light of Asia and Karma a concept which Himanshu Rai built during his days in Europe, it was released in 1925 and 1933 respectively. As the release went unnoticed, Rajnarayan Dube re-released them and the first films to come out of the stables were Light of Asia (Prem Sanyas) and Karma in 1934. It was followed by Jawani ki Hawa, Achhut Kanya and Jeevan Naiya. The movie company-operated along with the principle of keeping the creative aspects and business aspects separate. Shri. Rajnarayan Dube would look into the business end of things and both Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani would immerse themselves in the creative pursuit. This approach gave rise to some of the most technically impressive films seen this side of the planet. The technical prowess was due to the movie studio employing German and other European technicians, prominent among them being Franz Osten.
In his book, Bombay Talkies - Pillar of Indian Cinema, Late. KM Srivastava mentioned that Rajnarayan Dube’s Bombay Talkies was single-handedly responsible for making the careers of some of the leading talents in the golden age of Indian cinema. Besides Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani, the company gave the world Ashok Kumar, Leela Chitnis, Madhubala (who began as a child artist and was given her stage name by Rajnarayan Dube himself, Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Leela Chitnis, David Abraham Cheulkar, Phani Majumdar, Gyan Mukherjee, K.A. Abbas, Saadat Hasan Manto, Nabendu Ghosh, Hansa Wadkar, Uttam Kumar, Kedar Sharma, Gemini Ganesan, P.L. Santoshi, Shakti Samanta, Niranjan Pal, Pt. Narendra Sharma, Kishor Sahu, P. Jairaj, Asit Sen, Mumtaj Ali, Nalini Jaywant, Kamini Kaushal, Snehprabha, Joseph Wirsching, Kanan Devi, Famous Bengali Novelist Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Shaheed Lateef, Sita Devi, Abhi Bhattacharya, R.D. Mathur, Aghajani Kashmiri, Kamal Bose, Pran, Usha Kiran, Renuka Devi, Great Writer Munshi Premchand (Written 2 Films for Bombay Talkies), Mukri, Bhagwati Charan Verma, Mehmood, Kishore Kumar, Kamal Amrohi, Guru Dutt, Suraiya, Bimal Roy, Nitin Bose, Salil Chowdhary, Kavi Pradeep, Franz Osten, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Sashadhar Mukherjee, Asha Bhonsle, Lata Mangeshkar, Satyajit Ray, Amiya Chakravarti, S. D. Burman, Manna Dey, Saraswati Devi (who was the first woman music director of Asia) and now Megastar Aazaad. All in all, Bombay Talkies gave the world 280 of the most talented movie professionals in the last century.
Under the command of Rajnarayan Dube, Bombay Talkies had Produced 115 films like Achhut Kannya, Kismet, Bandhan, Mahal, Jhoola, Jeevan Naiya, Neel Kamal, Baadbaan, Daag, Majboor, Drishtidan (Bengali), Izzat, Prem Kahani, Punarmilan, Aawaz, Pratima, Raj Mahal, Apnapan, Anyaya, Roti, Farar, Ziddi, Mashal, Azad, Jwar Bhata, Basant, Sangram, Patita, Bhabi (1938), Durga, Kala Patthar, Indian Lady, Jeevan Prabhat, HamariBaat, Anand, Aurangzeb, Bemisaal, Mamta, Sipahi, Milan, Naya Sansar, Anjaan, Adalat, Aandolan, Zindagi, Zamindar, Kanjoos, Ravan, Raja Rani, Phaansi, Kasam, Parakh, Dhobi Doctor, Deewana, Darpan, Dr. Kumar, Maa, Khamosh, Nauka Doobi, Talaq, Zakhmi, Maharaja, Nirmala, Vilayati Babu, Dushman, Khandani, Puraskar, Tawaif, Asha, Aandhi, Sadma, Anaath, Loafer, Muqaddar, Prem Kahani, Vachan, Lahore to Calcutta, Navjeevan, Ramdhari B.A., Saudagar, Ghajini, Hero, Sawa Lakh, Pratima, Bulandi, Char Aankhen, Chanakya, Nakli Heera, Lahore, Rail Ka Dibba, Dost, Chhoti Si Duniya, Cinema and many more.
While Himanshu Rai's original vision for a movie production house sowed the seeds for the formation of Indian cinema as an industry, Shri. Rajnarayan Dube single-handedly architected the business angle of the entire industry which was yet to come. He supported various new theatres such as BN Sircar’s New Theatres in Calcutta, V Shantaram’s Prabhat Pictures, Homi Wadia’s Wadia Movietone, Sohrab Modi’s Minerva Movietone, LV Prasad’s Prasad Labs and Pictures (Prasad was an ex-technician from Bombay Talkies), SS Vasan’s Gemini Pictures and Mehboob Khan’s theatres, Tarachand Barjatya’s Rajshri Productions (Barjatya served as a distribution manager for Bombay Talkies for the period of seven years), Sashadhar Mukherjee’s (Filmalaya Studio). Shri. Dube financed these fledgling companies and made them stronger. In essence, he builds the entire movie ecosystem in the country. Everyone whom Shri. Dube supported, went on to build a name for themselves in the industry.
Shri. Rajnarayan Dube had a big vision for Indian Cinema. He wanted Indian film making to be a respectable profession. He thus stipulated that Bombay Talkies would only hire graduates. He hoped this move would legitimize the Indian film industry of the thirties and forties, and it certainly did. Besides this, Shri. Dube also wanted the Indian film industry to be inclusive of Indians from all states and sectors of life. Even though the movie company worked with European technicians, Shri. Dube would bring on Indian technicians and make sure that they learned the art of movie-making. He also brought a lot of Indian writers on-board so that movies could have an Indian cultural sensitivity and thus could appeal to a large number of people. This move gave rise to a whole new Indian profession, movie making! This seemed to be a good move in the light of circumstances that were yet to arrive.
During one scene in the movie Karma, there was a minute-long kissing scene between Himanshu Rai & Devika Rani onscreen. During the re-release, the film some extra controversial scenes were shot at that time for the sake of sensational purpose. This caused quite a stir in Indian society then Seth Badriprasad Dube's father of Shri. Rajnarayan Dube was furious about the scene. Himanshu Rai apologized and held his ears’ and said that it would not happen again. After that incident, Shri. Dube however, resolved to screen all films by himself before they could be released. He was a Brahmin and a conservative and strictly discouraged smoking, drinking and other vices in the studio premises. He was also a very caring employer for those pioneering people who worked at Bombay Talkies. He made sure that Education, Rent, Food, and other daily necessities were provided free of cost to employees of Bombay Talkies. He also championed the rights of the movie industry by setting up Unions and Associations such as IMPPA (of which Bombay Talkies was the first member) Several people along with Rajnarayan Dube, Himanshu Rai, and Devika Rani were responsible for the formation of IMPPA. He also helped grow the regional film industry. He staunchly supported Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Oriya, Gujarati and Southern cinema. If it wasn’t for Shri. Dube, the Indian movie industry would have resembled other Southeast Asian movie industries from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Bollywood today is big enough to compete with Hollywood movies.
During the Second World War, Bombay Talkies was struggling. The war had made things very difficult in many ways. The company had several movies on the floor but they could not get them finished because the crucial German technicians had been arrested and detained by the British Government. At this point, 15-20 films were on the production floor and were stalled pretty badly. Himanshu Rai suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of this and passed away in 1940. Bombay Talkies had just lost its crucial co-founder on whose vision the entire company stood to be successful. Shri. Rajnarayan Dube decided that Rai’s vision for Indian cinema would continue and he again invested four lakhs ten thousand rupees into the venture. This injected some much-needed blood into the company and a new era of Indian film making began. Shri. Dube decided that from that moment on, Bombay Talkies would only hire Indian technicians and production professionals.
In this second phase, the company boomed and went on to a very productive cinematic run. 1943 hit Kismet was getting rave reviews everywhere and managed to run in theatres for 3 and a half years in over 90% of the Indian theatres! By comparing the value of gold and land by today’s standards, the movie made the equivalent of Rs. 40000 crores. Not one movie has broken this record in terms of business. By 1954, Bombay Talkies had put its name to a huge amount of work. It had produced 115 films, had introduced over 280 new talents, built 400 theatres across the country. With the historical grand success of Bombay Talkies, the legendary film company under the influence of Rajnarayan Dube had now processed more than 450 films of outside and likeminded producers and made more than 250 film projects for the new and needy producers. As the success of Bombay Talkies was going sky-high the clash of ego between the giants also started roaring high? The three companies which solely belongs to Rajnarayan Dube, The Bombay Talkies Studios, Bombay Talkies Laboratories and Bombay Talkies Pictures were doing fine but the fourth company The Bombay Talkies Limited, which was established by him to include more people and more talents was becoming a platform to project nasty ego clashes of the directors and management of the company. Instead of being devoted to filmmaking and cinema they devoted their energy and talent for spreading rumours and objectionable stories. At this time Shri. Rajnarayan Dube decided that he and his company had arrived at the goal that they had set out to complete two decades earlier. Indian films were now a major force in terms of communication and entertainment in post-independence India. Shri. Dube shut down his sole proprietorship companies The Bombay Talkies Studios, Bombay Talkies Laboratories and Bombay Talkies Pictures in 1954 so that he could pay more attention to other aspects of his business and continued to distribute and finance films. The fate of the limited company, The Bombay Talkies Limited, which was established to include more people and more talents, got entrapped in selfish motives and litigation. Since 1953, complicated legal battles have been going on in different courts till date. Among all odds and misfortune, of the past time Bombay Talkies became a dream only to be in memories, the artists and technicians, whom Bombay Talkies made living legends in their own lives, who became national and international personalities by virtue of their own right, became world famous. But there was no one to take notice of Bombay Talkies.
Many film-makers followed Rajnarayan Dube as a fortune for them, like in his Book, ‘Bombay Talkies - Pillar of Indian Cinema’, Senior Most Journalist of India Late. KM Srivastava mentioned Prakash Mehra, one of the legendary filmmakers of India who got the first chance to direct a movie named, Haseena Maan Jayegi, starring Shashi Kapoor. The film got stuck because of lack of budget. Later, popular actor Shashi Kapoor advised him to acquaint with Shri. Rajnarayan Dube; "He is the person who will appreciate your talent and help you out from the issue". Rajnarayan Dube said yes to him and the film triumphed magnificently. The same incident happened with Prakash Mehra in the film Samadhi which was starred by Dharmendra. Rajnarayan Dube helped him and got a huge applause. Because of such incidents, Prakash Mehra followed Rajnarayan Dube as a deity and he was always thankful to him. Then he gave back to back hits like Zanjeer, Khoon Pasina, Hera Pheri with the help of Rajnarayan Dube. After his establishment he didn't face financial trouble but still, he used to take one hundred and one rupees as goodwill from Rajnarayan Dube for his later hits like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Laawaris, Jaadugar and many more.
Time cycle never stops. It is said that the third generation repeats itself. During this time, Destiny chose to do justice with history and Shri Rajnarayan Dube’s grandson, Girish Ghanshyam Dube was born. After a long interval of six decades, the historic task of removing Bombay Talkies from the darkness of history was on the shoulders of Girish Ghanshyam Dube. Due to his extraordinary creative energy and will, Girish Ghanshyam Dube dreamed of reviving his grandfather’s dream and decorated it with old dignity. Not only did he dream, but to embrace the modern art, science and commerce of the modern age. Rajnarayan Dube's vision is restored by restoring the base pillar Bombay Talkies and fitting it with golden peaks.
Shri Rajnarayan Dube had forwarded Himanshu Rai as Arjuna. Now the search for new age Arjuna had ended with the discovery of a Sanatani nationalist, International Ambassador of Sanskrit, Sanskrit Shiromani, Sanskrit Mahanayak, Megastar Maharishi Aazaad.
After six decades, on massive demand from millions of Indian cinema lovers, The Bombay Talkies Studios, Bombay Talkies Gharana, Bombay Talkies Laboratories and Bombay Talkies Pictures in association with the nationalistic organization Vishwa Sahitya Parishad, International Trust Bombay Talkies Foundation, World Literature Organization, and Aazaad Federation made a splendid come back under the command of Megastar Aazaad.
Megastar Aazaad, who is an alumnus of Bhonsala Military School, Researcher and Thinker who received enormous appreciation from the audience and also has received praise from the critics after the magnificent triumph of the film Rashtraputra (Hindi) on 2nd November 2018. The magnum opus Rashtraputra flagged at 72nd Festival De Cannes (Marche Du Film) on 21st May 2019, Riviera. Producer Kamini Dube along with team Bombay Talkies accomplished the project including the promotions and screening of the film at Cannes. The team earned huge respect at the arena and received enormous applauds and appreciation from the global audience and the team now has successfully premiered the ultimate cinematic creation of nationalist filmmaker Aazaad in the world’s most glamorous and prestigious cine extravaganza. The film is written, directed and acted by Megastar Aazaad and is based on the great revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad.
After the grand success of Rashtraputra ( राष्ट्रपुत्र ), The Bombay Talkies Studios under the command of Megastar Aazaad created a mega movie in Indian Ancient Language SANSKRIT titled AHAM BRAHMASMI ( अहं ब्रह्मास्मि ) which is the first mainstream feature film in the history of the world. The great purpose of the trust is to rejuvenate the ancient languages of the world and to create meaningful, relevant, thought-provoking cinema. So that the world of today, acquaint with the forgotten languages and traditions. Our ambition is to entertain and unite the global audience by means of cinema.
Following the mission to promote, protect and strengthen the art, cultural languages, and literature through cinematic creations, The Bombay Talkies Studios is ready with his timeless creation Mahanayakan ( மகா நாயகன் ) in Tamil. Now The Bombay Talkies Studios is coming up with his Tamil venture namely Mahanayakan ( மகா நாயகன் ) to unite the northern and southern part of India. To fill up any gap or remove any barrier of language, The Bombay Talkies Studios is here to create a cinematic Dharma for all.
The Bombay Talkies Studios along with its associates has created his cinematic extravaganza Mahanayakan ( மகா நாயகன் ) in Tamil to salute and pay respect to the enthusiastic and enlightened cine lovers of south India and has devoted his whole life to the mission of rejuvenating the ancient and forgotten languages worldwide and to unite the lingual division throughout the world by the means of art, literature, and cinematic creations.
A golden chapter of Production, Distribution, and Music got started with the super success of the film Rashtraputra to continue the great history and legacy of Bombay Talkies. Bombay Talkies Pictures, Bombay Talkies Laboratories, Bombay Talkies Music, The Bombay Talkies Limited., The Bombay Talkies Studios, Bombay Talkies Foundation, Aazaad Federation, Bombay Talkies Gharana, , Dube Company, Vishwa Sahitya Parishad & Filmmaker Kamini Dube are here to create thought-provoking meaningful cinema and soulful eternal music for future generations.
On 6th September 2018, the much-awaited trailer launching event of the film Rashtraputra written, directed, and acted by the military school student and filmmaker Maharishi Aazaad, was held at PVR Vinayak, Allahabad. Member of Rajya Sabha and Cabinet Minister, Shri Ramdas Athawale, and many other guests were present at the Event. On the very special occasion filmmaker Aazaad revealed the unknown and forgotten facts about the forgotten hero Chandrashekhar Azad in a detailed manner. Aazaad said that Chandrashekhar Azad is the timeless hero and his philosophy is still relevant. In this continuation, Aazaad also said in a loud and clear way that Azad is beyond life and death.
He is the eternal truth of patriotism. Azad is and will be the guiding inspirational force for the nationalist youth. Aazaad addressed the audience with his creative, intellectual and rational facts that Azad is the ultimate answer to fight all the odds of the society as well as the nation.
On the 20th July 2019 at Constitution Club of India, At a historical event, Filmmaker Megastar Maharishi Aazaad got awarded for his international achievement by the Chief Guest of the ceremony Prof. Ramesh Chandra Kuhad (Vice-Chancellor - Central University of Haryana) and Shri Jay Prakash Gautam (Uttar Kshetriya Sangathan Mantri, Samskrita Bharati).
On 4th August 2019 Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith a historical Institution strengthening Indian teaching since pre-Independence Era honored the much-celebrated nationalist filmmaker Maharishi Aazaad for his immense contribution to the upliftment and progress of our forgotten language Sanskrit and intense cultural-artistic service to the motherland. In this auspicious grand event, Maharishi Aazaad was praised for the successful premiere of his film Rashtraputra at the prestigious International Cannes Film Festival and his creative contribution to the first mainstream Sanskrit feature film of the world Aham Brahmasmi. The award was presented by Prof. T. N. Singh (Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor - Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi), Chief Guest Prof. Gangadhar Panda ( Ex. Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor - Shree Jagannath Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya, Odisha ) and many more special guests of the educational field. For the incredible effort of Maharishi Aazad, Vice Chancellor of Kashi Vidyapith , Prof. T. N. Singh said, "Maharishi Aazaad is an institution in Himself, he played a pivotal role in rejuvenation of Sanskrit Language".
At Ahmedabad Management Association on 3rd September 2019 at a historical event organized by Samskrita Bharati, an affiliated organization of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ( RSS ), Writer, Director, Actor and the much-celebrated nationalist filmmaker & international ambassador of Sanskrit Megastar Aazaad was honored and acknowledged by Samskrita Bharati and the chief guest of auspicious ceremony Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki (Senior Politician and Hon'ble Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha Ahmedabad) for the successful premiere of his film Rashtraputra at prestigious International Cannes Film Festival and his creative contribution for the first mainstream Sanskrit feature film of the world, Aham Brahmasmi. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki lauded Maharishi and said, "Maharishi Aazaad will be remembered for thousands of years, for creating classic Aham Brahmasmi and spreading Sanskrit language to every corner of the World".
Writer, Director, Actor Maharishi Aazaad received the prestigious Midday showbiz iconic awards held at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 3rd October 2019 as the best director, best actor, best writer for Masterpiece movie Rashtraputra whereas the first sanatani revolutionary women producer Filmmaker Sanskrit Bhushan, Sanskrit Ratna Kamini Dube was awarded the Midday showbiz iconic award for the best producer for her masterpiece film Rashtraputra which was produced by herself along with Maharishi Productions, Dube Industries & the legendary film company, The Bombay Talkies Studios.
On February 28th, 2020, Megastar Maharishi Aazaad was embellished with the Sanskrit Mahanayak by Jagatguru Vasudevacharya Vidya Bhaskar at Shri Dharam Sangh Shiksha Mandal in Varanasi for making a historical and unprecedented contribution to the promotion of Sanskrit and Sanatana culture on the world stage. Maharishi Aazaad is a great devotee of Shri Dharma Samrat Karpatriji Maharaj. Rudra Mahayagya and various Devapratistha rituals were performed by Shri Shankardev Chaitanya Brahmachari, the revered disciple of Shri Dharma Samrat Karpatriji Maharaj, at the Shri Dharam Sangh Shiksha Mandal of Kashi by the grace of Akhil Brahmand Nayak The Lord of the Lords, Devadhidev Baba Vishwanath.
On the very pious day of Ashada Shukla Ekadashi i.e. 1-7-2020, the historic Sanatan organization Shri Dharam Sangh Shiksha Mandal in Durgakund, Kashi founded by Shri Dharma Samrat Karpatriji Maharaj conferred the title of 'Maharishi' to Sanskrit Mahanayak Megastar Aazaad for the unprecedented and historical contribution in the promotion, preservation, and propagation of Devbhasha Sanskrit and Sanatan Dharma. Aazaad is the only actor-creator-filmmaker in the world who has been embellished with Maharishi ornamentation by Sanatan religion and culture.
Megastar Maharishi Aazaad, international ambassador of Sanskrit, acquainted the modern world with the Sanatan Dharma and the divine culture of Bharat by his creative capacity on the world stage. To bring our pride and divine glory to the hearts and minds of common human beings of the world through the forgotten language of the gods i. e. Sanskrit. Megastar Maharishi Aazaad has created the first mainstream Sanskrit film in the history of world cinema Aham Brahmasmi. He created not just a film but sheer magic in the form and name of Aham Brahmasmi.
Devbhasha Sanskrit, which, due to the selfish selfishness and political and spiritual slavery of thousands of years, had become the language of oblivion and Hindu religious rituals, karma-kand today, it was revived by the Sanatani and revolutionary talent like Megastar Maharishi Aazaad and converted into the language of people's hope with the divine past of India and the language of communication.
On August 1, 2020, In the online grand event organized under the joint aegis of Sampoornanand Sanskrit University, Vyakran Department, Kashi and Paniniya Research Institute, Bilaspur, The student of a military school, who awakened, advanced, pranced, and restored the entire Sanatan world by the proclamation of Aham Brahmasmi, International Ambassador of Sanskrit, Latin & Ayurveda, Sanskrit Mahanayak Ramdandi Maharishi Aazaad has been awarded with the title of Sanskrit Kalanidhi for his classical Sanskrit film Aham Brahmasmi and the promotion of Deobhasha Sanskrit. Maharishi Aazaad received the Adornment of Sanskrit Kalanidhi whereas Sanskrit Bhushan Kamini Dube, who is promoting Sanskrit and Indianization internationally, was conferred with the title of Sanskrit Ratna.
On this occasion, a seminar was organized on the role of Sanskrit movie in the upliftment of Sanskrit and the contribution of Aham Brahmasmi in the promotion of Sanskrit language. On this occasion, Honored by the President, Mahamahopadhyay Prof. Pushpa Dixit, Chief Guest, Padmashri Mahamahopadhyay Bhagirath Prasad Tripathi 'Vagish Shastri', Saraswat Guest Padmashri Prof Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra - Former Vice Chancellor, Sampoornanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi, Distinguished Guest Prof Radhavallabh Tripathi - Former Chancellor, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthaan, New Delhi and the presenter of the program Prof. Braj Bhushan Ojha, Chairman of Vyakran Department, Sampoornanand Sanskrit University, expressed their appreciation for Maharishi Aazaad's personality and gratitude for his valuable ideas. Padmashri Prof Abhiraj Rajendra Mishra, while expressing his views, stated in clear terms that "the Sanskrit Mahanayak Maharishi Aazaad made all the Sanskrit devotees and Sanskrit language proud by producing an outstanding, unique and amazing movie "Aham Brahmasmi" in Sanskrit language. Maharishi Aazaad, after receiving many of the highest film honors, wrote his name in indelible letters in the film World, who is a wonderful director, writer, such a brilliant and majestic personality, Mr. Aazaad Babu, we appreciate you on behalf of the Sanskrit world and are feeling the joy of giving heartfelt greetings and thanks."
Very senior Sanskrit priest Padmashri Mahamahopadhyay Vagish Shastri, who has written hundreds of books for the upliftment of Sanskrit, said that our Maharishi Aazaad is a modern operator who has taken our Sanskrit heritage to the world level.
Former Vice Chancellor Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthaan, New Delhi, Radhavallabh Tripathi said that Maharishi Aazaad is the need of the day. Maharishi Aazaad through the fifth Veda is paving the way for the return of sage tradition by making a great movement to restore Sanskrit globally.
Ramdandee Maharishi Aazaad, who received the title of Sanskrit Kalanidhi, also called for a return to roots by taking up topics like Sanskrit and Culture, Sanatan Bharat and Nationalism in his address. The learned society were feeling astonished to hear their Sanskrit Mahanayak Maharishi Aazaad. Ramdandee Sanskrit Mahanayak Maharishi Aazaad said in his baritone voice that the rise of Sanskrit is the creation of the nation. Military school student and International Artist and Megastar of the world Maharishi Aazaad said that my work Aham Brahmasmi is resolved to return to important roots of our culture.
On the 9th of August,2020, Megastar of the world Maharishi Aazaad received the title of Sanskrit Shiromani from Sanskrit Ganga, Prayagraj. The Speakers of the ceremony were Chairman of Higher Education Counci, Uttar Pradesh And Ex Vice Chancellor BHU Prof. Girish Chandra Tripathi. Chief Guest, Lucknow Development Authority Vice President, Senior IAS officer, Shri Shivakant Dwivedi. Saraswat Guest prof. Braj Bhushan Ojha, Chairman, Grammar Department of Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Varanasi. Special Guest, IAS Officer, Shri Jai Shankar Dubey - Special Secretary, Uttar Pradesh, and Writer-Director-Actor of Aham Brahmasmi and International Ambassador of Sanskrit, Sanskrit Mahanayak, Sanskrit Kalanidhi Maharshi Aazaad along with Aham Brahmasmi's Sanatani lady producer Sanskrit Bhushan, Sanskrit Ratna Smt. Kamini Dube were present as guests of honour. The presenter of the program was Sarvagya Bhushan, secretary of Sanskrit Ganga, Prayagraj.
On 31st August 2020, the auspicious occasion of 230th Anniversary of its Establishment, Sampurnanand Sanskrit University, Kashi, Varanasi honored the special guest of the ceremony, Sanskrit Mahanayak Maharishi Aazaad. At the historical event, chief guest of the ceremony Shri Shankaracharya Vijayendra Saraswati Maharaj of Kanchi Kamakoti Peeth and Vice-Chancellor of Sampurnanad Sanskrit Universty, Shri Rajaram Shukla honored Maharaishi Aazaad, for his work on the upliftment of Sanskrit Language and for spreading it all over the world through the proclamation of Aham Brahmasmi.
Recently in an event, Mr. Chandra Shekhar Pusalkar Phalke, grandson of the father of Indian Cinema Dada Saheb Phalke said, “With the establishment and work culture of Bombay Talkies, Rajnarayan Dube has played a great historic role in nurturing and developing the Indian film industry. He gave it the form of an organised industry and made it be accepted as a respectful form of art by the civilised society.” He further added, “Like Dada Saheb Phalke, Rajnarayan Dube also faced all kinds of conflicts and the result of his immense struggle is visible like a World Heritage Site in the form of Bombay Talkies today. He strongly affirmed, If Mr. Rajnarayan Dube was not there, there would be no Himanshu Rai, neither Devika Rani nor there would be Bombay Talkies.”
Cinema of The Bombay Talkies Studios is not made only for Bollywood, Tollywood, Kollywood or Hollywood but regardless of origin Megastar Aazaad's creation is for everyone in the World.
The Bombay Talkies Studios under the command of Megastar Aazaad ( महानायक आज़ाद ) has enriched the world culture with traditional, mystical, immortal-eternal culture of divinity, elementary knowledge of the timeless philosophical art through his cinematic creation. The first Nationalistic Megastar of India Aazaad ( महानायक आज़ाद ), a creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a philosopher, a researcher by his very existence has opened new avenues of creation and expanded the cinematic boundaries to fulfil the mission of uniting whole world through cinematic creations. Megastar Aazaad ( महानायक आज़ाद ), the all-time representative of Millions & Billions of art, culture and literature loving people throughout the world is here to make his creative contribution in global meaningful cinema which will cross all the geographical, cultural and linguistic barriers and borders. The motto of this Newspaper of bombaytalkies.co is to fulfill the Megastar Aazaad’s mission of uniting the whole world by working on all ancient languages of the World.
Numerous people have written books about Bombay Talkies and Rajnarayan Dube like Multiple editions of a book are written by Mohammad Zahid Ahmed titled as The Man Behind Indian Cinema, which was launched in The United States of America on 19th June 2016. The last edition of the book mentions that The truth behind "The Bombay Talkies ltd" and commercial Indian cinema lies beneath the biography of Mr. Rajnarayan Dube. The novels unfold the truth of Indian cinema and the history that people made without any substantial evidence. Many news reports and media tries to recreate the fact about Indian cinema.
The history witnessed the success and fall of the pillar of Indian cinema and the disasters of broken fire in the Bombay talkies studio campus many times. Negatives, important documents along with props and properties of filmmaking got burned and became ashes. Multiple researches were done on Indian Cinema and Bombay Talkies, numerous books were read on Bombay Talkies, only information on released films were obtained but no vital information could be gathered. Every book mentioned contradictory information on Bombay Talkies, only a few names were mentioned related to Bombay Talkies and its foundation. From the very ashes of history the senior most and respected film journalist K M Srivastava recollected the truths and facts of Bombay Talkies. K M Srivastava’s career spanning fifty years, he has done a great service to the students of cinema by researching on Bombay Talkies. K M Srivastava has disclosed nearly each and every aspect of Bombay Talkies in his historical book Bombay talkies - the pillar of Indian cinema, that how London return flop Actor Himanshu Rai got to finance his films, how he met Rajnarayan dube and how the actors and actresses of that time rose to glory. All the needful information was available in this book. The book is now the authentic prime source of inspiration, information and knowledge about Bombay talkies and that magnificent era. K M Srivastava’s work contains more authentic information than any other source available. K M Srivastava documented nearly everything in detail in his research book on Bombay talkies. He has interviewed most of the legends who were associated with Bombay talkies. He was the eye-witness of most of the events along with his fellow journalists. The intense and comprehensive research book Bombay talkies - the pillar of Indian cinema, बॉम्बे टॉकीज- भारतीय सिनेमा का आधार स्तंभ - 3rd Edition written by senior journalist K M Srivastava was released by Chandrashekhar Pusalkar Phalke, the grandson of father of Indian cinema Dada Sahab Phalke on On 19 May 2018.
In his 52 years long career, It is the third time that senior most Journalist Of Indian Cinema , K M Srivastava wrote Bombay Talkies History in the book, Bombay talkies - the pillar of Indian cinema, बॉम्बे टॉकीज- भारतीय सिनेमा का आधार स्तंभ.
The event was organized by Manika Sanstha. The guests and speakers of the event were senior editor of Madhuri Magazine, Sudeep, Rashtriya Sahara editor, senior journalist and narrator Harish Pathak, senior film actors Surendra Pal, Gajendra Chauhan and actress Asema Bhatt. The program was conducted by Devmani Pandey and incorporated by Amar Tripathi. A large number of friends of the literary world were present on the occasion. Chief Guest at the book launch event, Mr. Chandrashekhar Pusalkar Phalke, grandson of the father of Indian Cinema Dada Sahab Phalke said, “With the establishment and work culture of Bombay Talkies, Rajnarayan Dube has played a great historic role in nurturing and developing Indian film industry. He gave it the form of an organised industry and made it to be accepted as a respectful form of art by the civilised society.” He further added, “Like Dada Sahab Phalke, Rajnarayan Dube also faced all kinds of conflicts and the result of his immense struggle is visible like a World Heritage Site in the form of Bombay Talkies today. He strongly affirmed, If Mr. Rajnarayan Dube was not there, there would be no Himanshu Rai, neither Devika Rani nor there would be Bombay Talkies.”
The detailed history on Bombay Talkies and Indian cinema, can be found in the Books, The Man behind Indian Cinema by Mohammad Zahid Ahmed and Bombay Talkies - Pillar of Indian Cinema by KM Srivastava.