Friday, August 15, 2014

1913 - Bollywood - Hindi Movies History - Releases - Videos

Dadasaheb Phalke  learned filmcraft from Cecil Hepworth, a prominent producer at Walton in England, for about a week during February - March 1912.

He produced the first  Indian feature film "Raja Harishchandra." It was the first Indian feature film produced by an Indian, with out any foreign collaboration during 1912. The film was  released on May 3, 1913 at Coronation Cinematograph, Bombay.

The first heroine for Indian film was not a female but a young boy, Salunke, who acted as Taramati in India's first feature film “Raja Harishchandra.” Dattatraya Damodar Dabke was the first hero of an Indian film. He acted as Harishchandra in “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913.

Dadasaheb Phalke was the first director, writer, cameraman, make-up man, editor, art director and cine-laboratorian, for his first film “Raja Harishchandra”.

Raja Harischandra - YouTube Video
Silent film with narration in slides


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