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10 Milestones in the History of Indian Cinema

India has the history of 101 years in Cinema. We entered in to the world of visual magic since from the Lumieres' age. This list is about the major break-through in the history of Indian cinema.

1

1913-First Film

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10 Milestones in the History of Indian Cinema | 1913-First Film

Raja Harishchandra (1913) was the first full made film of India.
It was directed by Dada Saheb Phalke. He is considered as the father of Indian Cinema.

2

1931-First Talkie Movie

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The first sound film of India was Alam Ara (1931) which was produced by Imperial Film Company owned by A. Irani. It was also directed by A. Irani.

3

1931-First Colour Movie

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Sairandhri (1931) was the first colour film of India.
It was written and directed by Baburao Painter.

4

1960-First International Festival Award for an Actor

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The Tamil Actor Sivaji Ganeshan was honored with Best Actor award from Afro-Asian Film Festival held in Egypt.

5

1975-First 70 mm Movie

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Sholay was the first 70 mm film shot completely in India.
It was directed by Ramesh Sippy and starred by the famous actor Amitabh Bachhan. It had changed the grammar of Indian commercial movies.

6

1977-First Actor as Chief Minister

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10 Milestones in the History of Indian Cinema | 1977-First Actor as Chief Minister

On 1977, the Tamil Nadu Actor M.G. Ramachandran had become the Chief Minister of that state.
Later N.T.Ramaroa had become the Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh.

7

1982-First Oscar Award

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Bhanu Athaiya was first Academy Award Winner from India.
She was awarded for Best Costume Design in 1983 for the Movie Gandhi.

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1984-First 3D Movie

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The first 3D shot in India was My Dear Kuttichathan .
The movie was shot in Malayalam language and directed by Jijo.

9

1992-Honorary Oscar

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The Indian filmmaker Satyajith Ray was honored with Academy Award in the year 1992.
He was also awarded with Bharath Ratna (The highest civilian honor of India).

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2002-First Oscar Movie

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10 Milestones in the History of Indian Cinema | 2002-First Oscar Movie

Lagaan was the first movie which selected for the final round of Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
It was directed by Ashutgosh Gowrikar.