Raja HarishchandraFirst Indigenous Film
Dadaseheb Phalke's Raja Harishchandra was released on 3rd May 1913. The film was 3700 film long in four reels taking up 50 minutes.
First 70-mm Films
Pachhi's Around The World (1967) was the first 70-mm film using the blow-up method with stereophonic sounds. G P Sippy's Sholay (1975) was shot in 70-mm format along with four-track stereophone.
First Film Certified
Orphans Of The Storm (1920), starring the Gish sisters, underwent censor cuts due to Indian Censorship Act 1918.
Alam AraFirst Talkie Film
Ardeshir Irani's Alam Aara was released on 4th February 1931. It has seven songs and was 10,500 ft. long and ran for seven weeks.
First Color Film
Ardeshir Irani's Kisan Kanya (1937) was the first color film followed by Mother India (1938). Sohrab Modi's Jhansi Ki Rani (1953) was the first Technicolor film shot.
First Film Banned
Kohinoor's Bhakta Vidur was banned in Sind & Chennai in 1921 due to censorship controversy.
Kamla BaiFirst Women On Screen
Durgabai and her daughter Kamlabai Ghokhle acted in Phalke's second film Mohini Bhasmasur (1913).
Amol PalekarDebut Jubilee Hat Tricks
Amol Palekar's first three film releases - Rajnigandha (1974), Chhoti Si Baat (1975), Chitchor (1976) - directed by Basu Chatterji, became silver jubilee hits at Mumbai.
Rani ZubeidaFirst Talkie Actress
Rani Zubeida, who acted in 36 silent films, acted in first talkie Alam Aara, released in 1931.
First Cinemascope Films
Guru Dutt made Kagaz Ke Phool in 1959 in Black and White cinemascope.
Mahesh Kaul made Pyar Ki Pyaas in cinemascope color in 1961.
First Golden Jubilee Film
Prabhat's Sant Tukaram (Marathi-1936), directed by Damle and Fatehlal, ran for over a year.
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