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The first Bollywood movie was Raja Harishchandra, which was presented to the audiences way back in the year 1913. The man behind the making of the film was Dadasaheb Phalke. The idea came into the mind of Phalke after he saw The life of Christ in 1906 in Mumbai.
There has been a conspiracy and debate about which film to be called the first Indian film. As per Indian Motion Picture Producers Association, there was another film which was released before Raja Harishchandra named Pundalek, but experts are not ready to accept it as a film, they say it was a play rather than a movie.
Evidence were produced to declare Pundalek as the first Indian film; however the authorities consider Raja Harishchandra as the first Indian film with Pundalek to be called a theatre play. Raja Harishchandra was released on 3rd May 1913 at a hall called Coronation Cinematograph and Variety Hall, in Mumbai.
The movie had no audio, explanations about the scenes of the film were done through intertitles. The movie gave Dadasaheb Phalke the recognition of being called as the father of Indian Cinema.
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Ardeshir Irani gave the first Bollywood movie with sound called Alam Ara. The film included some great music along with some fantastic songs- which also had the first song of Bollywood called “De de Khuda Ke Naam per.” It was sung by Wazir Mohammed Khan, who was also an actor in the film.
The film was a love story and was house packed for the first eight weeks. It is also said that to control the crowd, the police were called out.
The first Bollywood movie Sairandhri was made in Marathi and Hindi; however it didn’t receive much success because of the color quality, which was not up to satisfactory. The prints were made in the Bipack color printing process from Germany.
This all happened in the year 1933, which was accompanied by V. Shantaram, the director of the film alongside being produced by Prabhat Film Company.
Later in the year, 1937 finally, the Indian audience got to witness there first color film which was Kisan Kanya- using the color quality from the Cinecolor feature film directed by Moti B Gidwani and produced by Ardeshir Irani.
The movie could not succeed at the box-office but has been given the credit of being the first Bollywood movie in color or the first Indian film in color- Wikipedia report.
In the year 1984, under the banner of Navodaya Films, Chota Chetan was the first 3d Bollywood movie. The film was a massive hit at the box office, which made a collection of around 60 crores.
Later in the year 1998, the film was re-released with some add-on footage, which again proved to be a hit and had Urmila Matondkar. It was a children’s fantasy movie. The movie was a disaster at its first week, but later after one week, it became the highest grosser of that time.
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People are in the understanding that Ghajini is the first Bollywood movie to cross the 100 crore mark.Well, as per sources, late in the year 1994, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun holds immense record under its name.
The movie has been declared as the all-time blockbuster and crossed the mark of 100 crores in the domestic market. Films cannot have any prediction, and anything can get lucky at any time in the entertainment world.
The movie was predicted to be a flop by movie reviewers before the release of the film, however, later, it proved all wrong and became one of the all-time blockbuster hits.
Before Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Mithun Chakraborty’s Disco Dancer holds the record of the first Indian film to gross 100 crore mark worldwide. It is also said that Disco Dancer is the only film that had six crores footfalls in the Soviet Union.