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...

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...

Early Films of India

  Three big banners emerged on the scene of the Indian cinema in the thirties, which became pioneers in producing serious films on gripping social themes aimed at all classes of the cinema audience. These were ‘Prabhat’, ‘Bombay Talkies’ and ‘New Theatres’. The studio...
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