Director: Paresh Mokashi; Writer: Paresh Mokashi; Producer: Manish Hariprasad, Smiti Kanodia, Paresh Mokashi, Amit Patwardhan, Aviv Screwvala, Ronnie Screwvala; Cinematographer: Amalendu Chaudhary; Editor: Amit Pawar; Cast: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande, Atharva Karve, Mohit Gokhale, Ketan Karande, Sandeep Mehta, Hrishikesh Joshi, Uday Lagoo, Shrirang Godbole, Dharmakirti Sumant, Lee Macsween, Hemu Adhikari, Siddarth Beninger, Anil Bhagwat, Mangesh Bhide, Pratibha Date, Ambarish Deshpande, Sachin Deshpande, Nipun Dharmadhikari, Dilip Joglekar, Dheeresh Joshi, Bhalchandra Kadam, Mayur Khandge, Madhuganda Kulkarni, Vaibhav Mangale, Ganesh Mayekar, Sandeep Pathak, Sandip Pathak, Gary Richardson, Vishakha Subhedar, Gary Tantony, Pravin Tarde
Duration: 01:43:17; Aspect Ratio: 1.829:1; Hue: 31.639; Saturation: 0.126; Lightness: 0.240; Volume: 0.119; Cuts per Minute: 8.462; Words per Minute: 42.262
Summary: Dadasaheb Phalke had abandoned a well established printing business after a quarrel with his business partner. He gave his word to the worried partner that he would never enter into the printing business again as competition! Phalke got instantly unemployed and workless. The family was struggling to survive. One day he accidentally stumbled across a tent theatre that was screening a silent motion picture. He was awestruck with the film. The idea of film making struck him. Along with his hardworking wife and two enthusiastic kids by his side, he ventured into a field unknown to contemporary India. Making of India's first feature film, 'Raja Harishchandra' was an amazing adventure. The Phalke family encountered mostly funny but also a few grave situations during their journey of film making. They were a team of crazy yet lovable people that helped in winning over patrons and eventually money. Together, not only did they deliver the first Indian film, but they had ensured it to become the first super hit film too! In 1914, Phalke refused offers from his English friends to make films in London. His reason for the refusal was - 'I must keep making films in India, so that it gets established as an industry at home'. The rest is history.