Exactly 100 years ago, on May 3rd, it was for the first time that India witnessed the birth of Cinema. The man behind its birth, the visionary, the iconic personality Dhundiraj Govind Phalke popularly known as Dada Saheb Phalke was the first ever filmmaker of India to say ‘Lights. Camera. Action’. The legend who began his memorable journey with the film Raja Harischandra, made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career span of 19 years.
The famous film personality who was also a writer and producer worked as a draftsman and had a printing press before he entered into films. India’s one of the most prestigious awards is named after the genius, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema. It was instituted in his honor by the Government of India in 1969. It is considered the highest official recognition for film personalities in the country.
On the occasion of 100 years of Indian Cinema, iQlik Movies salutes to the man who laid this Foundation.