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Raja harishchandra

(राजा हरीशचंद्र)
3rd May 1913- Drama, Religious, Silent, White and Black, Mythology
Depicts the saga of epitome of Truth Raja Harishchandra. It is India's first silent film.
Director: Dadasaheb Phalke
Keywords: Devotion

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Movie Details

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Movie NameRaja harishchandra
Original Language Nameराजा हरीशचंद्र
English TranslationKing Harishchandra
Release Date3rd May 1913
Languages Hindi
StorylineDepicts the saga of epitome of Truth Raja Harishchandra. It is India's first silent film.
Story SummaryThe film opens with a scene of painting by Raja Ravi Varma, of Raja Harishchandra and his wife with their son.

Sage Vishwamitra with a well-intentioned firm decides to test the pious and truthful Raja harishchandra and in the process takes over his whole kingdom from the king himself. The unfailing truthfulness of Raja harishchandra is the highlight of this movie in the process of which he sells even his wife along with his son.
Run Time54 Mins

Movie Crew

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Writer (story)Ranchhodbai Udayram
Writer (Screenplay)Dadasaheb Phalke
ProducerDadasaheb Phalke

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. The film marked a historic benchmark in the film industry in India.
  2. Raja Harishchandra- 1913- India's First Silent Film.
  3. Some have argued that Raja Harischandra cannot be called the first Indian film as Dadasaheb Torne's film Shree Pundalik was released on 18 May 1912 in Bombay, one year before Phalke's film.
  4. It is the first full-length Indian feature film.
  5. Only one print of the film was made and shown at the Coronation Cinematograph. It was a commercial success and paved the way for more such films.

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