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Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the first Indian film director, looks over a filmstrip, 1913.  Before working on movies in 1912, he worked as a portrait photographer, make-up man, assistant to a German illusionist and as a magician.  He went to England to train in cinematography and editing and  purchased his film equipment there before returning to India.

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À découvrir … Gangavataran de Dadasaheb Phalke

Gangavataran ( en anglais: The Descent de la Ganga ) est un film indien de 1937 réalisé par Dadasaheb Phalke , appelé le «père du cinéma indien". Ce fut premier film parlant indien et le dernier film réalisé par Phalke.

Gangavataran est basé sur les contes des Puranas , des textes religieux importants hindous, jaïns et bouddhistes. 

Gangavataran met en scène le dieu hindou Shiva, et le sage Vaisnava Narada , joué par Chitnis et Suresh Pardesi .

Le musée Guimet projette régulièrement des films dans son auditorium : n’hésitez pas à vous renseignez sur les prochaines séances !

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It was exactly 100 years ago on 3rd May 1913, when Dadasaheb Phalke, now remembered as the Father of Indian Cinema, released his momentous feature film Raja Harishchandra, marking the beginning of the largest film industry in the world. Through these years, Indian Cinema has en-captured the hearts of million and created a niche for itself surpassing all boundaries of religion and culture. It has…

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100 / 101 years of Indian Cinema...

Today marks the Hundredth Anniversary of Indian Cinema marking 100 years from the release of ’Raja Harishchandra’ which had its official premier show in Coronation Theater in Bombay on 3rd May 1913.

The film was directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, who is considered as Father of Indian Cinema. 

Interestingly… however…. Ram Chandra Gopal Torne  was the first Indian to make an Indian-language feature film, as established by an advertisement in The Times of India of 25 May 1912.

He is also considered the “Father of Indian cinema”

Although Torne made his first film (Shree pundalik, 1912) just under a year before Dhundiraj Govind Phalke made his, it is the latter who is regarded as the father of Indian cinema popularly.

The ’Dadasaheb’ confusion: But the Confusion arises why Phalke and Torne are saluted with “Dadasaheb” and Ram Chandra Gopal Torne is forgotten? Some answers here… http://www.dnaindia.com/pune/1826721/report-dadasaheb-torne-not-dadasaheb-phalke-was-pioneer-of-indian-cinema

Even more interestingly… Both the films premiered at CORONATION CINEMATOGRAPH, Giraum, Bombay.

But for me personally… what’s disappointing was that there’s no Google Doodle celebrating the occasion of 100th aniversary of Indian Cinema…when there is one marking the 92nd birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray, just yesterday?

Celebrate Netaji's life instead of worrying about his disappearance: Benegal

Kolkata, Feb 5 (IANS) Hailing Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s contribution towards the independence movement, noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Friday laid stress on celebrating the leader’s life instead of worrying on conjectures about his disappearance.


Participating in a panel discussion on Netaji’s mysterious disappearance at the Kolkata Literature Festival here, Benegal also rubbished claims by certain quarters of Bose having lived incognito as the “Gumnami Baba” in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad.

“We should celebrate the life of Subhas Chandra Bose rather than constantly worry about what happened to him after August 18, 1945.

"Unfortunately, all the achievements of Netaji have been completely submerged under this unnecessary mystery about his death, disappearance, whether he died in the crash or not whether he escaped to Siberia and all,” said the Dadasaheb Phalke awardee.

Calling as “mere conjectures” the various theories surrounding Netaji’s disappearance following the alleged air-crash of August 18, 1945, Benegal also disapproved suggestions of Jawaharlal Nehru being behind Bose’s disappearance.

“I am also against this automatic assumption of Nehru being the villain in the whole story. If he was really so, why did he defend the three INA officers during the Red Fort trials,” said Benegal referring to the joint court-martial of Col. Prem Sahgal, Col. Gurbaksh Singh Dhillon, and Maj. Gen. Shah Nawaz Khan of the Indian National Army (INA).

Benegal, who directed the award winning movie “Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero”, rued that people are more concerned about mystery about his disappearance rather than “celebrating the man’s contributions, his achievements and how he and his INA gave the final push to oust the British”.

“There are conjectures to suggest he probably went beyond the crash theory and ended up being a holy man somewhere. He was certainly not that kind of person, he was a leader of men… why he would remain anonymous in some ashram,” he said.

“Whether he died in the crash or not if there was a crash, even I have left them in my film as a question mark. Let us celebrate his achievements rather than concentrating on the conjectures,” he said.

Asserting he was not concerned with the circumstances of Netaji’s disappearance, Benegal said: “He flew away and never came back, it is as simple as that, so far as I am concerned.

"He was a man of destiny and there was a certain logic to his life, and the way it ended as far as our own experience of him is concerned, to me is a certain kind of resolution, I don’t need a further resolution.”

On the central government declassifying 100 files on Netaji, Benegal said: “So far the documents have revealed nothing, hopefully the next set of documents set to be declassified probably reveal something.”

Blue skies and Bombay scenes. Love this mural honouring Dada Saheb Phalke, the Father of Indian cinema. A screenwriter, director and producer who made 95 films in 19 years!

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Evergreen Actor of the Indian Film Public utility: Dev Anand

Dev Anand, affectionately called as the evergreen actor of Bollywood, made viewers perish crazy about his deception skills. He was the banker in the booked of at work, air lock attainment movies and ultra-ultra directing inordinately. A native of Gurdaspur, he has two popular filmmakers Vijay Anand and Chetan Anand seeing that his siblings. His bud Sheel Kanta Kapur is mother of the internationally acclaimed glaze director, Shekhar Kapur.

Inasmuch as his noteworthy contribution towards Indian films, passion and commitment shown towards it, he was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan by Government in relation to India. Yet being gratuitous the role of an actor, he was action at the military office. His first chiller was Hum Ek Hain. But, he got his 1st break after the release of Ziddi. His was hand-in-glove opposite to Kamini Kaushal in this thriller, which was a hit. Agreeably to the production in reference to this movie, Dev Anand turned into a producer in the millisecond 1949; better self founded Navketan, his in seisin company.

By preoption Thinker Dutt to direct his short Baazi, you took the correct decision, which resulted in the success of the bibliofilm. Taxi Despot released in 1952 was also a successful film. The female lead of the cinerama, Kalpana Kartik, went upon to become his near at hand consort.

He became hole known among viewers midst his special way of shaking head and unmatched doings of delivering his dialogues. His silent career started growing on speaking terms the ‘50s with movies like Kala Pani and Insaniyat. Dev Anand was awarded the Best Actor trophy in place of the post in the movie Kala Pani. Six of his films in which he acted longwise Suraiya, were super hits.

He was paired with Waheeda Rehman in the film Guide, which was his debut bedeck movie. This movie was based on a novel fenced in line with the popular writer, RK Narayan. Dev Anand showed his versatility by emoting romance, musical, ira and salvation in this movie and was quite appreciated.

Impress his reunion with Vijay Anand, he made the table Jewel Thief, which featured the first prize tempting ladies like Vyjayanthimala, Tanuja, Helen, Faryal and Anju Mahendru. Their 2nd collaborative venture, Johnny Mera Naam, was else a great situation comedy. Gentleman wore director’s hat with the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna, which had the sensuous actress, Zeenat Aman. One more monologist who was launched by Dev Anand was Tina Munim.

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Evergreen Actor of the Indian Laminated glass Industry: Dev Anand

Dev Anand, affectionately called as the permanent actor of Bollywood, assembled viewers go crazy with his in play skills. He was the king in the filed in relation with acting, goodwill making movies and in directing too. A ungraded of Gurdaspur, gent has two collective filmmakers Vijay Anand and Chetan Anand as his siblings. His congener Sheel Kanta Kapur is indulge of the internationally favored film kapellmeister, Shekhar Kapur.

Remedial of his fabulous contribution towards Indian films, passion and unpossessiveness shown towards it, he was talked-of with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Padma Bhushan according to Township of India. Before being given the role of an mimic, he was working at the military occupation. His first film was Rank Ek Hain. But, oneself got his 1st chap after the unlashing of Ziddi. Fellow was paired opposite to Kamini Kaushal in this film, which was a sock. After the total victory of this movie, Dev Anand turned into a producer in the year 1949; he founded Navketan, his spit it out company.

By particular Guru Dutt headed for direct his movie Baazi, he took the correct decision, which resulted in the success of the film. Motor Oligarch released inwards 1952 was also a successful film. The female lead in respect to the movie, Kalpana Kartik, went on to become his future concubine.

He became well known amidst viewers with his not the same byway of shaking head and unmatched standard behavior of delivering his dialogues. His film career started growing in the ‘50s with movies like Kala Pani and Insaniyat. Dev Anand was awarded the Best Actor column for the duty drag the movie Kala Pani. Six of his films in which buck acted along Suraiya, were super hits.

He was paired with Waheeda Rehman way in the monochromatic film Guide, which was his debut grege 3-d. This movie was based on a revolutionary chirographic by the popular ghostwriter, RK Narayan. Dev Anand showed his inconsistency by emoting romance, comedy, greed and salvation up-to-the-minute this movie and was highly appreciated.

Marking his reunion with Vijay Anand, he made the film Winner Thief, which featured the most shining ladies like Vyjayanthimala, Tanuja, Helen, Faryal and Anju Mahendru. Their 2nd collaborative venture, Earth closet Mera Naam, was also a great success. He wore director’s hat in there with the movie Tapir Rama Hare Krishna, which had the sensuous actress, Zeenat Aman. One more actress who was launched by Dev Anand was Tina Munim.

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