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    Which is the first 70mm film of India?

    The most common response to the aforementioned question is to discuss India’s first 70mm film, ‘Sholay,’ which was released in 1975. Because it was a box office hit, everyone assumed it was true. ‘Around The World,’ directed by Pachhi, was the first Indian film to be released in the 70mm widescreen format, as well as the first to use a magnetic, six-track stereophonic audio system.

    Raj Kapoor starred in the romantic comedy ‘Across The World,’ in which he played an Indian who travels the world for $8. Ameeta, Rajshree, Om Prakash, and Mehmood were also featured in the film. The storyline of the film was of a young millionaire’s trip plans are sabotaged by an employee, leaving him stranded. He finds a job on a cruise ship and meets a charming woman while stranded in Japan for only $8.

    The film was a financial disappointment at the box office. Kapoor told a leading daily in 1977 that he despised the film and only did it for the money because, like Orson Welles, he ‘had to perform in awful films in order to produce fantastic ones yourself.’

    Raj Kapoor was an Indian actor, producer, and director who worked in Hindi films. He won several awards including three National Film Awards and eleven Filmfare Awards. Also, he is the recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. At the Cannes Film Festival, his films Awaara (1951) and Boot Polish (1953) were both nominated for the Palme d’Or (1954).

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