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First Film of Different Languages of India

Jul 12, 2018 12:59 IST
    First Film of Different Languages of India

    India has one of the oldest and largest film industries in the world. The Indian film industry is diverse just like Indian Culture. Indian film industry means Hindi films, regional movies and art cinema. Every year thousands of movies are produced in India. The Indian film industry is supported mainly by a vast film-going Indian public, though Indian films have been gaining increasing popularity in the rest of the world, especially in countries with large numbers of emigrant Indians.

    First Film of Different Languages of India

    1. Hindi

    Name of Film: Raja Harishchandra

    Year: 1913

    It is silent film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. This film was commercial successful and laid the foundation of the film industry in India. It was completed in six months and 27 days to produce a film of 3,700 feet, about four reels.

    2. Kannada

    Name of Film: Sati Sulochana

    Year: 1934

    It is the first talkie film, directed by Y.V Rao. This movie was based on the Ramayana character Sulochana.

    3. Tamil

    Name of Film: Keechaka Vadham

    Year: 1917

    It is the first south Indian silent film. It was directed, filmed and edited by R Nataraja Mudalier.

    4. Telugu

    Name of Film: Bhishma Pratigya

    Year: 1921

    It is the first Telugu silent movie, produced by Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu (father of Telugu cinema).

    5. Malayalam

    Name of Film: Vigathakumaran

    Year: 1920

    6. Assamese

    Name of Film: Joymoti

    Year: 1935

    It is the first Indian film to have used Dubbing and Re-recording Technology, and the first to engage with "realism" and politics in Indian cinema.

    7. Bangla

    Name of Film: Bilwamangal

    Year: 1919

    It was silent black-and-white film directed by Rustomji Dhotiwala, a Parsi Gujarati based on the story by Gujarati writer Champshi Udeshi.

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    8. Gujarati

    Name of Film: Narsinh Mehta

    Year: 1932

    This film was based on the life of the saint-poet Narsinh Mehta.

    9. Marathi

    Name of Film: Shree Pundalik

    Year: 1912

    It was the first feature-length Indian film, produced and directed by Dadasaheb Torne alias Rama Chandra Gopal.

    10. Odia

    Name of Film: Sita Bibaha

    Year: 1936

    This film was based on the epic story Ramayana, directed by Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami.

    11. Punjabi

    Name of Film: Heer Ranjha

    Year: 1932

    It was first named as Hoor Punjab but then director of this film A.R Kardar changed its name to Heer Ranjha.

    12. Konkani

    Name of Film: Mogacho Aunddo

    Year: 1950

    It was produced by AL Jerry Braganza. It is the only film to be made in Portuguese-ruled India.

    13. Bhojpuri

    Name of Film: Hey Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo

    Year: 1963

    This film was directed by Kundan Kumar and produced by Bishwanath Prasad Shahabadi on behest of the first president of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad. It is based on widow remarriage.

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    14. Tulu

    Name of Film: Enna Thangadi

    Year: 1971

    It was directed by R Rajan.

    15. Badaga

    Name of Film: Kaala Tapitha Payilu

    Year: 1979

    16. Kosli

    Name of Film: Bhookna

    Year: 1989

    17. Kashmiri

    Name of Film: Mainz Raat

    Year: 1964

    It was directed by Jagjiram Pal.

    18. Rajasthani

    Name of Film: Nijarano

    Year: 1942

    It is the first movie made in Rajasthani language. Whereas Babasa Ri Ladli was the first Rajasthaani movie with songs filmed in colour.

    19. Garhwali

    Name of Movie: Jagwal

    Year: 1983

    It was made in 1983 by Parasar Gaur.

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