Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Devika Rani – The First Lady Of Indian Cinema

Indian Cinema witnessed the arrival of ladies in films with Durgabai and Kamlabai Kamat working in lead roles in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s second film, Mohini Bhasmasur (1913). Later many ladies made names in Indian cinema like Sulochana who was termed as the First Lady Super Star of the Silent Era or Fatma Begum the First Female Filmmaker of Indian Cinema. Other…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

D. D. Dabke – The First Hero of Indian Cinema

The First Hero of India’s First Silent Film Raja Harishchandra (1913) was Dattatraya Damodar Dabke better known as D. D. Dabke. He played the title role of Raja Harishchandra in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s historic film and wrote history. However, unlike Anna Salunke, the other actor who played the heroine’s role in Raja Harishchandra, D. D. Dabke did not earn much success…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Fatma Begum –The First Female Filmmaker of Indian Cinema

Dadasaheb Phalke indeed struggled to find female actresses to play roles in films as women working in cinema was a taboo but a decade later after Raja Harishchandra, an Indian lady; Fatma Begum wrote history by establishing her own production company, Fatima Films, and made a film Bulbul-E-Parastan (1926). She donned the cap of director, producer, writer and even actress.…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Durgabai And Kamlabai Gokhale – The First Female Actresses of Indian Cinema

The credit for the First Female Actress of Indian Cinema goes to Durgabai Kamat who played the lead in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s second film, Mohini Bhasmasur (1913). Readers are aware that in Dadasaheb Phalke‘s first film Raja Harishchandra had no lady due to indifference of society towards cinema. Ladies role were performed by Male actors disguised as ladies. However down foreign…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Dhirendranath Ganguly – First Filmmaker To Bengali Silent Film

The Father Of Bengali cinema is Dhirendranath Ganguly, popularly known as DG, who holds the distinction of being the Producer of First Bengali Silent Film Bilat Ferat (1921). Besides he has the prestige of establishing not 1 but 3 Production Houses viz. Indo-British Film Company, British Dominion Films, and Lotus Film Company. Dhirendranath Ganguly took education at Shantiniketan under the…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Pioneers Of Regional Cinema (South India)

The huge success of Dadasaheb Phalke‘s Film Raja Harishchandra (1913) created ripples around India and regional language creative people began learning the art of filmmaking thus started the birth of Regional Cinema in India. Indian Film History (IFH) hereunder enlighten readers about birth of cinema in South Indian languages Rangaswamy Nataraja Mudaliar – ‘Father Of Tamil Cinema’ The First Filmmaker…

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Centenary Of Indian Cinema

Dadasaheb Torne – First Filmmaker To Make Full-Length Feature Film With Foreign Collaboration

After Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar‘s silent film The Wrestlers, released on 7th July 1896 in Mumbai another filmmaker Dadasaheb Torne from Maharashtra made headlines with the release of his full-length silent feature film Shree Pundalik. The film was released on 18 May 1912 at Coronation Cinematograph, Bombay. Dadasaheb Torne aka Ram Chandra Gopal Torne was born on 13th April 1890. He…

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BACKGROUND STUDY OF DOUBLE ROLE IN OUR INDUSTRY, Movies

History of Double Role In Bollywood – Chapter 1

Double Roles popularly known as dual roles have always fascinated film buffs and Bollywood has minted money rehashing the same subject with new generation stars. In fact, Double roles in Bollywood have played a key element in Bollywood and filmmakers have utilized it often to make super hit films. Indian Film Cinema goes down memory lane and traces the History…

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