HARISHCHANDRACHI FACTORY

HARISHCHANDRA'S FACTORY

By Paresh MOKASHI

DISNEY INDIA - as PROD

Comedy - Completed 2010


    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Paresh MOKASHI
    • Producer(s)
    • Ronnie SCREWVALA
    • Synopsis
    • Phalke had abandoned a well established printing business after a quarrel with his partner. He did not ask for any compensation; on the contrary, he gave his word to the worried partner that he would never enter into printing again and would never compete with him! As a result, Phalke was unemployed and struggling to survive.
      One day he accidentally came across a tent theatre that was screening silent motion pictures.The idea struck him. With a hardworking wife and two enthusiastic kids by his side, he ventured into a field unknown to contemporary India. The making of India's first feature film, 'Raja HarishChandra', was an amazing adventure. Funny, crazy and grave situations- Phalke family overcame everything.
      With the help of their cast and crew, not only did they deliver the first Indian film, but also made sure that it became the first super hit film!
      In 1914, Phalke refused offers from his English friends to make films in London. He said, “I must keep making films in India so that it gets established as an industry at home”. The rest is history.
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