Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke is considered as the father of Indian cinema. His film – Raja Harishchandra – is India’s first full-length feature film. He made 95 feature-length films and 27 short films during his 19-year career. An award called “Dadasaheb Phalke Award” conferred by the Indian Government is named in his honour. His 151st birth anniversary is observed this year. On this occasion, the NFAI published around 8,000 minutes of audio recordings of interviews concerning Indian film industry.


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