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Harishchandrachi Factory

Harishchandrachi Factory
  • 2009
  • India
  • 96 min
  • Directed by: Paresh Mokashi
  • Written by: Paresh
  • Cast: Nandu Madhav, Vibhavari Deshpande
  • Language: Marathi
  • Website: www.glasgowfilm.org/festival

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Harishchandrachi Factory was India’s Oscar submission in 2010 and is a real charmer. The story of the man considered the father of Indian cinema offers a warm-hearted salute to all the pioneers and starry-eyed dreamers who advanced the art form in the first decades of the 20th century. The film begins in 1911 when Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (Nandu Madhav) sees his first motion pictures: a bullfighting documentary and a life of Jesus Christ. He starts to pursue a cherished dream of making an Indian film for an Indian audience. His decision to sell his stake in a printing company and learn about the industry in Britain is the start of an adventure that leads to the creation of India’s first full-length silent feature Raja Harishchandra. Part of Glasgow Film Festival

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