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First Indian Movie

First Indian Movie

  • Raja Harishchandra (lit.‚ÄČKing Harishchandra) is a 1913 Indian silent film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. 
  • It is often considered the first full-length Indian feature film. 
  • Raja Harishchandra features Dattatraya Damodar Dabke, Anna Salunke, Bhalchandra Phalke, and Gajanan Vasudev Sane and is based on the legend of Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. 
  • The film, being silent, had English, Marathi, and Hindi language intertitles.Raja Harishchandra (lit.‚ÄČKing Harishchandra) is a 1913 Indian silent film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. 
  • It is often considered the first full-length Indian feature film. Raja Harishchandra features Dattatraya Damodar Dabke, Anna Salunke, Bhalchandra Phalke, and Gajanan Vasudev Sane and is based on the legend of Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. 
  • The film, being silent, had English, Marathi, and Hindi language intertitles.

First Indian Movie Cast

  • Dattatraya Damodar Dabke as Harishchandra
  • Anna Salunke as Taramati, Harishchandra's wife
  • Bhalchandra Phalke as Rohitashva, son of Harishchandra and Taramati
  • Gajanan Vasudev Sane as Vishvamitra
  • Other artists in the film were:[3]
  • Dattatreya Kshirsagar
  • Dattatreya Telang
  • Ganpat G. Shinde
  • Vishnu Hari Aundhkar
  • Nath T. Telang

First in Indian Movies

First Sound FilmAlam Ara, 1931
First Oscar winnerBhanu Athaiya for the Best Costume Design for Gandhi (film) in 1982
First Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language FilmMother India in 1957
First National Film Award for CinemaShyamchi Aai in 1954
First Colorized FilmMughal-e-Azam in 2004(the original black-and-white version was released in 1960)
First Sponsored TV SerialHum Log, started in 1984, was also the first soap opera of India
First Actor to entact 10 rolesKamal Haasan
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