The firsts of Indian Cinema

Raja Harishchandra

First 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.

Orphans of the Storm

First Film Certified 

Orphans Of The Storm (1920), starring the Gish sisters, underwent censor cuts due to Indian Censorship Act 1918.

Alam Ara

First Talkie Film 

Ardeshir Irani's Alam Aara was released on 4th February 1931. It had seven songs and was 10,500 ft. long and ran for seven weeks.

Bhakt Vidur

First Film Banned 

Kohinoor's Bhakta Vidur was banned in Sind & Chennai in 1921 due to censorship controversy.

Kamla Bai Gokhle

First Women On Screen 

Durgabai and her daughter Kamlabai Ghokhle acted in Phalke's second film Mohini Bhasmasur (1913). Kamlabai was the first female acted onscreen.

Rani Zubeida

First Talkie Actress

Rani Zubeida, who acted in 36 silent films before appearing in Ardeshir Irani's Alam Aara, released in 1931. Alam Ara was the first talkie film of India.

Kagaz Ke Phool

First Cinemascope Film 

Guru Dutt made Kagaz Ke Phool in 1959 in Black and White cinemascope.
Mahesh Kaul made Pyar Ki Pyaas in cinemascope color in 1961.

Kisan Kanya

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.

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