The first Indian film was “Raja Harishchandra,” which was directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke and released in 1913. It was a silent film in the Marathi language.
All information about “Raja Harishchandra,” film
“Raja Harishchandra” is considered to be the first full-length Indian feature film. It was directed, produced, and written by Dadasaheb Phalke, who is also known as the “father of Indian cinema.” The film was released in 1913 and was a silent film in the Marathi language.
The film was based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra, a virtuous king from ancient India, and tells the story of the king’s trials and tribulations. The film featured Phalke’s son, Master Vithal, in the lead role. It also had a notable star cast of the time and was produced by Phalke’s Phalke Films.
The film was shot in Bombay, India and it had a running time of around 45 minutes and was released on April 21, 1913, in Mumbai. It premiered at the Coronation Cinematograph, Girgaon, Mumbai. It was well received by the audiences and helped establish the Indian film industry.
However, due to the lack of preservation, the original film is not available for viewing now, but some photographs, posters, and stills from the movie still exist. The film was a massive commercial success and launched the career of Phalke, who went on to make many more films in the following years.
Story of “Raja Harishchandra,” film
“Raja Harishchandra,” tells the story of the legendary king of ancient India, Raja Harishchandra, who was known for his honesty, integrity, and devotion to his subjects.
In the film, Raja Harishchandra is depicted as a just king who is loved and respected by his people. However, one day, a sage approaches the king and tells him that his people’s love for him is not genuine and that he will only truly be loved if he were to sacrifice his kingdom and all his possessions. Without hesitation, Raja Harishchandra agrees to this test and leaves his kingdom with his wife and son.
Throughout the film, Raja Harishchandra and his family face many hardships as they wander through the forest, but they always remain true to their principles and never give up hope. In the end, they are rewarded for their dedication and Raja Harishchandra is able to reclaim his kingdom. The film showcases the virtues of honesty, integrity, and devotion, and also made a reference to the caste system of India, where Raja Harishchandra, a king himself, has to work under a low-caste person, who is made to look like a rich man, this was a social message through the film.
Which is the first film in the world
On Boxing Day 1906 The Story of the Kelly Gang opened at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. It was the first multi-reel, feature-length film ever produced in the world.
About “The Story of the Kelly Gang”
“The Story of the Kelly Gang” is a 1906 Australian silent film that tells the story of the legendary outlaw Ned Kelly and his gang. It was directed by Charles Tait and produced by the Tait brothers. It is considered to be the world’s first feature-length narrative film, with a running time of about 70 minutes. The film was shot on location in and around the city of Melbourne and was a commercial success upon its release. The film’s use of the rough, rugged Australian landscape, as well as its depiction of Kelly as a Robin Hood-like figure, helped establish the conventions of the “Bushranger” genre in Australian cinema. The original film was lost over the years. But in 2006 a “digital reconstruction” version of the film has been released, it was made by using still images and written accounts of the film to recreate the lost film as accurately as possible.
Which is the first 3D film in India
The first 3D film in India is “My Dear Kuttichathan” (1984) directed by Jijo Punnoose. It was a Malayalam-language film and the first Indian 3D film completely shot in India. The film was produced by Navodaya Studio and was a huge success in India. The story was a fantasy-adventure genre and tells the story of a mischievous imp named Kuttichathan and the troubles he causes for a young boy and his family. The film was honored with Kerala State Film Award for Best Art Director, Best Sound Recordist, and Best Sound Designer. The film was widely noted for the use of 3D technology and was seen by many as a major milestone in Indian cinema.