Saturday, February 2, 2013


Dadasaheb Phalke, the producer of India’s first indigenous feature film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1913) is considered to be the Father of Indian Cinema.

The first talkie film ‘Alam Ara’ was produced in 1931 by Ardeshir Irani.

India tops in the world in respect of production of feature films.

The film producing centre in Mumbai (Bombay) is known as Bollywood.

The most prestigious award in the Indian film world is Dada Saheb Phalke Award instituted by the Government of India.

The name of the award given to male actors in India is the Bharat Award and the award given to
actresses is the Urvasi Award.

Swarna Kamal (Golden Kamal) is the name of the award given to the best film of the year by the Government of India.

Adi Shankara directed by G.V. Iyer is the first Sanskrit film in India.

Satyajit Ray was the world renowned Indian director. His first film was Pathar Panjali. He won a special Oscar Award.

The first Indian to win an Oscar was Bhanu Athiya.

The first cinemascope film in India was Kagaz ki Phool.

The National Film Archieves of India is located at Pune.

The first actress of the Indian cinema to win a Padmashri Award was Nurgis Dutt (1958).

Sivaji Ganesan was the first Indian to win the Chevalier award instituted by the French Government.

The first winner of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award was Devika Rani Roerich (1969). She is known as
the ‘Lady of Indian Film’.

M.G. Ramachandran was the first film star to become the Chief Minister of an Indian State.

The first International Film Festival of India was held in 1952.

The 2002 International Film Festival of India took place in New Delhi.