Dadasaheb Phalke Death Anniversary: ​​Dadasaheb Phalke made India’s first film in just 15 thousand, know the full story

Today Dadasaheb Phalke’s credit goes to Dadasaheb Phalke for starting the entertainment industry in India, which did crores of business at the box office because he made the first cinema in this country.

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One of the highest honors of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke Award ,Dadasaheb Phalke Puraskar) is given annually to a special person who has made a significant contribution to the world of entertainment. South Superstar Rajinikanth ,Rajinikanth) Receiving this award from last 5 decades. dadasaheb phalke ,Dadasaheb Phalke) made the country’s first film, hence he is called the father of Indian cinema. In his career of 19 years, he made about 95 films. He made his first film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ in just 15 thousand. Today, on the occasion of his death anniversary, we will know how his film journey started.

Dadasaheb Phalke’s real name was ‘Dhundiraj Govind Phalke’, the father of Indian cinema. He was born on April 30, 1870. He was a great writer as well as a great director. Dadasaheb Phalke was always interested in art. He wanted to make a career in this field. In 1885 he joined JJ College of Art. After Art College, he completed his further education at Kala Bhavan, Vadodara. In 1890, Dadasaheb moved to Vadodara where he worked as a photographer for some time. He left that job after the death of his first wife and child.

Big decision taken after watching this movie

Then Dadasaheb Phalke started his own printing press. After working with Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma, he went to Germany for the first time outside India. There he saw the film ‘The Life of Christ’ for the first time in his life and after seeing this film he decided to come to India and make his first film. He had to struggle a lot to make his first film. It took him six months to make this film.

First film made in 15 thousand

With the help of his wife and son, Dadasaheb made his first film ‘Raja Harishchandra’. It took him 15,000 rupees to make this film. Although today this amount seems small, but in those days it was a huge amount. In this film, Dadasaheb himself played the role of Raja Harishchandra. His wife handled the costume work and his son played the role of Harishchandra’s son. Since no woman was ready to work, a man played a woman in Dadasaheb’s film. It was a black and white and silent film.

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