Raja Harishchandra

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Raja Harishchandra

based on play or musical india partially lost film

Raja Harishchandra

Release Date: April 21, 1913

Year    :   1913
Slogan    :   «First film of Indian manufacture»
Genres    :   History, Drama
Production Companies    :   Phalke's Films
Director    :   Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
Producers    :   Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
Writers    :   Dhundiraj Govind Phalke
RunTime    :   17 mins.

The first feature-length Indian film is based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. It revolves around the noble and righteous king, Harishchandra, who first sacrifices his kingdom, followed by his wife and eventually his children to honour his promise to the sage Vishwamitra. Though, in the end, pleased by his high morals, the Gods restore his former glory, and further bestow him with divine blessings.

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