Category: Silent

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Raja Harishchandra (1913)

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On September 17, 2010
Commonly performed and often-filmed Mahabharata legend and Phalke’s first feature. The film is often celebrated for having inaugurated the Indian film industry following Phalke’s own claim to that effect (ICC Report, 1928). The cast was drawn from non¬≠professionals and although Phalke wanted to cast women in female roles (breaking with stage tradition), no woman agreed […]

Pundalik (1912)

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On September 17, 2010

Often presented as the first Indian film. Usually credited to R.G. Torney, but recent research suggests he was only marginally involved. Made jointly by N.G. Chitre, the manager of the Coronation Cine

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