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Firsts Of Indian Cinema, We Guess You Never Thought About

Firsts Of Indian Cinema, We Guess You Never Thought About



With the firsts of Indian cinema, we mean all the things that happened “pehli dafa” in the industry. So, you say you are a cinephile? Well, then get ready for a self-check with the following 11 firsts of Indian cinema!



1. The First Film Of India?

Raja Harishchandra, 1913, was the first film of India, made and shown at the Coronation Cinematograph.



2. The First Indian Sound Film?

Alam Ara, 1931, gave voice to Indian cinema. The film took months to make because of precarious recording requirements.



3. The First Coloured Movie?

Kisan Kanya, 1937, directed by Moti Gidwani, was the first colour movie of the Indian Cinema. The film was not a commercial success but is remembered for being India’s first colour film.



4. The First Movie With Actresses?

Mohini Bhasmasur, 1913, was the first film where actresses were used in the Indian Cinema.



5. The First Movie Uses Playback Songs?

Dhoop Chhaon, 1935, was the first film that introduced playback songs to the Indian Cinema.



6. The First Film To Shoot Abroad?

Raj Kapoor’s Sangam, 1964, was the first film to be shot abroad (Europe) in the Indian Cinema.



7. The First Film With Dolby Sound?

1942: A Love Story, 1994, was the first-ever film with the Dolby sound.



8. The First Film With A Dream Sequence?

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Raj Kapoor’s Awaara, 19951, was the first film in the Indian cinema with a dream sequence in the song, Ghar Aaya Mera Pardesi.



9. The First Longest-Running Film In Theatres?

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, 1995, is the first longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema that was presented in theatres for almost 20 years. The last show was screened on February 19, 2015.



10. The First Film To Have In Foreign Awards?

Mother India, 1957, was the first-ever film in the Indian cinema to be submitted for best film in Foreign Language for the Academy Awards!



11. The First 3d Animated Film Of India?

Roadside Romeo, 2008, a joint venture between Yash Raj Films and the Indian branch of the Walt Disney Company, was the first Indian 3D Animated Film.



So, how many firsts of Indian cinema did you guess correctly? Share your honest score in the comment section below!

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