First Indian Feature film “Raja Harishchandra” was released today in in 1913. This marked the beginning of the Indian Film Industry. Thanks to Legendary Dada Saheb Phalke, the visionary who thought of making a feature film in a time when it was not so easy, Don’t believe me, look at the video.
The film could say everything without uttering a single dialogue. Just a few background score and acting calibre of then stars.
The film was based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Although a silent film with intertitles in Marathi, English and Hindi, its cast and staff were Marathi people and it is therefore also regarded as the first Marathi film.