Raja Harishchandra to repeat
cine history in Patna
India’s first feature film Raja Harishchandra will be screened
in Patna exactly a hundred years later since its release in 1913.
“India’s first film ‘Raja Harischandra’, a silent movie, will be screened in Patna as part of an event commemorating the
centenary year of the Indian cinema,”
Though cinema entered India in 1896 thanks to the efforts of Lumiere Brothers, Raja Harishchandra, an Indian cinema made by Dadasaheb Phalke was first screened at Bombay’s (now Mumbai’s) Coronation
Theatre on May 3, the Marathi biopic on Phalke.
Among others, a Films Division’s
documentary 100 Years of Indian Cinema and Posterics, a non-feature film on the history of posters in Indian cinema will also
Produced by Cine Society, Patna,
Posterics, a first documentary of its kind and 26-minute in duration, has already been selected for the Federation of Film Society
of India (FFSI). Cine Society Patna earlier called ‘Patna Film
Society’ was co-founded by Vijaya Muley, a documentary filmmaker, film historian, writer and researcher in the late 40s and early 50s time.
Her book “From Rajahs and Yogis to Gandhi and Beyond: India in International Cinema” won the Best Book award at the
58th National Film Awards in 2010.