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
Name of Film: Raja Harishchandra
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.
Name of Film: Sati Sulochana
It is the first talkie film, directed by Y.V Rao. This movie was based on the Ramayana character Sulochana.
Name of Film: Keechaka Vadham
It is the first south Indian silent film. It was directed, filmed and edited by R Nataraja Mudalier.
Name of Film: Bhishma Pratigya
It is the first Telugu silent movie, produced by Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu (father of Telugu cinema).
Name of Film: Vigathakumaran
Name of Film: Joymoti
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.
Name of Film: Bilwamangal
It was silent black-and-white film directed by Rustomji Dhotiwala, a Parsi Gujarati based on the story by Gujarati writer Champshi Udeshi.
Name of Film: Narsinh Mehta
This film was based on the life of the saint-poet Narsinh Mehta.
Name of Film: Shree Pundalik
It was the first feature-length Indian film, produced and directed by Dadasaheb Torne alias Rama Chandra Gopal.
Name of Film: Sita Bibaha
This film was based on the epic story Ramayana, directed by Mohan Sundar Deb Goswami.
Name of Film: Heer Ranjha
It was first named as Hoor Punjab but then director of this film A.R Kardar changed its name to Heer Ranjha.
Name of Film: Mogacho Aunddo
It was produced by AL Jerry Braganza. It is the only film to be made in Portuguese-ruled India.
Name of Film: Hey Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
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.
Name of Film: Enna Thangadi
It was directed by R Rajan.
Name of Film: Kaala Tapitha Payilu
Name of Film: Bhookna
Name of Film: Mainz Raat
It was directed by Jagjiram Pal.
Name of Film: Nijarano
It is the first movie made in Rajasthani language. Whereas Babasa Ri Ladli was the first Rajasthaani movie with songs filmed in colour.
Name of Movie: Jagwal
It was made in 1983 by Parasar Gaur.
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