Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dadasaheb Phalke : Father Of The Indian Film Industry

Dadasaheb Phalke a Marathi Manoos from Trimbakeshwar, Nasik laid the foundation of the Indian Film Industry.He completed his graduation from Sir J J School of Arts,Mumbai and from Kalabhavan,Baroda.

After graduating, in 1910 Dadasaheb saw the screening of "Life of Christ" held at the American Indian Cinema in Mumbai. While watching the film he realised that he had found his purpose of life.

The film " Life of Christ" inspired him to make films on lives of Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. His decision to make Hindu mythological films was not due to the religious-minded audience, but because such subjects allowed him to experiment with mystery and miracles.

Dadasaheb Phalke produced about 175 films. Amongst them his most famous films are 'Satyavan Savitri', 'Mohini Bhasmasur' and 'Raja Harishchandra'.

Today the most prestigious award of the Indian Film Industry " the Dadasaheb Phalke Award" is named after him


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Interesting article, had no idea that Jesus traveled to other countries outside the Middle East.


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ashish marotkar said...

aupacharya manun marathit lihto aasa nahin pan ,sahaj watla ki apla mat marathi ch asayala aahva.
aaj harishchandrachi factory ha chal chitra pahela ani janiv zali ya thor mahapurshcya karkirdichi.tyani jar hya So called indian film industry che vrat nahin ghele aste tar kay mahit hi factory aaj industry banli asti ki kay. maza salam tya mardala .Jai MAHARASHTRA

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That was one of the interesting post that i've read today. Thanks so much!

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