Film Awards

  National Film Awards: The National Film Awards are considered as the most prestigious awards for cinema in India. It began in 1954 and is currently managed by the Directorate of Film Festivals. The awards are given in the categories of Feature Films and Non-Feature...

English Films of India

  The earliest motion pictures to enter India were those made in English. It was a common practice during the silent era to have the main titles of films in English and Urdu. Several indigenous films were made in the early days in English versions with an eye on the...

New or Parallel Cinema in India

  The parallel or new cinema movement began in the regional cinema first, towards the end of the sixties, with the production of Mrinal Sen’s ‘Bhuvan Shome’ (1969) and Mani Kaul’s ‘Uski Roti’. The New Indian Cinema was the cinema of social significance and...

Regional Cinema in India

  The first feature film to be released in Bengal was J.F.Madan’s ‘Satyabadi Raja Harishchandra’ (1917), produced by the Elphinstone Bioscope Company. In Madras, Nataraja Mudaliar made ‘Keechaka Vadham’ (1919), which was the first silent feature film of South...

Silent Films of India

  Silent feature films are being made in India since the early 20th century. The first silent feature film ‘Pundalik’ was made in 1912 by N.G. Chitre and R.G. Torney, but it was half British in its make. The credit for producing India’s first fully indigenous...
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