43 Facts About Indian film


Some have argued that Pundalik was not the first Indian film, because it was a photographic recording of a play, and because the cameraman was a British man named Johnson and the film was processed in London.

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Indian film employed elements from Sanskrit epics to produce his Raja Harishchandra, a silent film in Marathi.

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Only one print of the Indian film was made for showing at the Coronation Cinematograph on 3 May 1913.

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Indian film produced Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra in 1917, a remake of Phalke's Raja Harishchandra.

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The Indian film received an honorary diploma at the 2nd Venice International Film Festival.

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The film was directed by Y V Rao and scripted by Balijepalli Lakshmikanta Kavi.

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Sant Tukaram, a 1936 film based on the life of Tukaram, a Varkari Sant and spiritual poet became the first Indian film to be screened at an international film festival, at the 1937 edition of the Venice Film Festival.

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The Indian government had established a Films Division by 1948, which eventually became one of the world's largest documentary film producers with an annual production of over 200 short documentaries, each released in 18 languages with 9,000 prints for permanent film theatres across the country.

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Realist IPTA plays, such as Nabanna prepared the ground for realism in Indian film cinema, exemplified by Khwaja Ahmad Abbas's Dharti Ke Lal in 1946.

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Indian film pioneered the technique while filming Aparajito, the second part of the trilogy.

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Epic film Mother India, a remake of his earlier Aurat, was the first Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Indian film was a pioneer of method acting, predating Hollywood method actors such as Marlon Brando.

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The FFC's art Indian film orientation came under criticism during a Committee on Public Undertakings investigation in 1976, which accused the body of not doing enough to encourage commercial cinema.

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The Indian film re-introduced Social realism to Telugu screen, and brought back its lost glory which until then was stuck in its run of the mill commercial pot-boilers.

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Major a 2022 docudrama war Indian film directed by Sashi Kiran Tikka with screenplay by Adivi Sesh, was based on the life of Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan who was martyred in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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Chennai's Indian film composers have popularised their highly unique, syncretic style of Indian film music across the world.

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The Indian film won Bronze Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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Indian film directed some of his most acclaimed films during this period, including Elippathayam which won the Sutherland Trophy at the London Film Festival.

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Karun's debut Indian film Piravi won the Camera d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, while his second Indian film Swaham was in competition for the Palme d'Or at the 1994 event.

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Indian film is the only movie star in the history of Bollywood to star in the top 10 highest grosser of the year throughout her active period.

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The British funded wartime propaganda films during World War II, some of which showed the Indian army pitted against the Axis powers, specifically the Empire of Japan, which had managed to infiltrate India.

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That Indian film's success renewed interest in the then-moribund Western musical genre, subsequently fuelling a renaissance.

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Indian film cinema has been recognised repeatedly at the Academy Awards.

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For example, one Indian film can portray action, comedy, drama, romance and melodrama.

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Bilingual or a trilingual [that] was the kind of Indian film made in the 1930s in the studio era, when different but identical takes were made of every shot in different languages, often with different leading stars but identical technical crew and music.

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Pan-India film is a style of Indian cinema in which a commercial cinema appeals to audiences across the country and a film movement that has gained popularity post the success of Baahubali: The Beginning which was a Tollywood film.

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The term "Pan-Indian film" is used for a film that is simultaneously released in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages, with an aim to maximize the target audience and increase the revenues.

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Demands of a multicultural, increasingly globalised Indian film audience led to a mixing of local and international musical traditions.

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In Indian film-making, a location is any place where acting and dialogue are recorded.

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Indian film was instrumental in the production of the first Assamese film Joymati in 1935, under the banner of Critrakala Movietone.

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The Indian film, completed with a budget of 60,000 rupees, was released on 10 March 1935.

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The first Bengali Feature Indian film Billwamangal was produced in 1919 under the banner of Madan Theatre.

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Bhojpuri Indian film history begins with Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo.

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Kannada cinema, known as Sandalwood, or Chandanavana, is the segment of Indian film cinema dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Kannada language widely spoken in the state of Karnataka.

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The Indian film was produced by Chamanlal Doongaji, who in 1932 founded South India Movietone in Bangalore.

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The first full-length Konkani Indian film was Mogacho Anvddo, under the banner of Etica Pictures.

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The first Nagpuri feature Indian film was Sona Kar Nagpur which was produced and directed by Dhananjay Nath Tiwari.

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The Indian film received the Best Third World Film award at Mannheim Film Festival, Jury Award in Hawaii and was shown at the London Film Festival.

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The Indian film received an honorary diploma at the 2nd Venice International Film Festival.

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Malliswari is the first Telugu Indian film which had a public release with thirteen prints along with Chinese subtitles at Beijing on 14, March 1953, and a 16 mm Indian film print was screened in the United States.

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Indian film was the first actor from South India to be honoured with the Padma Shri.

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Indian film served as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh for seven years over three terms.

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Indian film was one of the most successful Telugu actors of his time.

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