Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry


Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry

1913: Indian Indigenous film industry initiated with the production of ‘Raja Harischandra’ a film directed by Dadashaheb Phalke.

1931: Alam Ara (“The Light of the World”), produced by pioneering director Ardeshir Irani, the first feature-length Indian talkie opens in Mumbai. Talkies also debuted in other languages. Tamil (Kalida), Bengali (Jarnai Sashti) and Telegu (Bhakta Prahlada). 

1935: First use of playback singers to provide the musical voices of Bollywood actors in Nitin Bose’s Dhoop Chaon. This technique is still widely used in Indian Cinema. Music, a hallmark of Indian cinema, is a major source of film revenue. 

1937: Screening of India’s first colour film, ‘Kisan Kanya’, produced by Ardeshir Irani. Director Vishnupant Govind Damle and Sheikh Fattelal win an award for Tukaram at the Venice Film Festival. 

1942: ‘Bombay Film Society’ was formed in Bombay.

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry 

1942: First Talkie produced in the English Language. Wadia Movietone’s ‘The Court Dancer’ was the first Indian Talike which had English dialogue. It was released in the USA in 1944. 

1944: Dashaheb Phalke, the father of Indian Cinema, passes away on 16th Feb 1944. 

1946: ‘Neecha Nagar’ by Ghetan Anand was awarded best film at the first Cannes Film Festival. 

1947: Gyan Mukherjee’s  1943 film, kismet, becomes the longest-running film in Kolkata, where it plays in the same theatre for three and a half years. 

1955: Satyajit Ray’s classic ‘Pather Panchali’ released. This Film wins the National Film Award for Best Film and the Best Human Documentary Award at Cannes Film Festival.

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry

1957: Copyright Act (Act No.14 of 1957) consolidates and amends Indian Copyright law and provides for the setting up of a copyright office, under the control of the Registrar of Copyright and the Copyright  Board, to deal with Copyright-related disputes.   

1958:  Mehboob Khan’s epic film Mother India released and is Indis’s first nomination at the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film. 

1960: The film ‘Institute of India’ was established. Satyajit Ray wins the Grand Prix at the Melbourne Film Festival for ‘Two Daughters’, and his film ‘The World of Apu’was chosen as best film by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures in the US. 

1962: Merchant -Ivory Productions-a Collaboration between Indian Ismail Merchant and American Director James Ivory- is launched.

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry

1963: The Indian Motion Picture Export Corporation (IMPEC) is established by the Indian Government to promote the expansion of the Indian cinema industry. 

1964: The National Film Archive of India is established. Satyajit Ray wins Best Director for ‘Mahanagar’ as well as the Best Director award at the Berlin Film Festival for ‘Charulata’. Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry 

1970: Rise of commercial cinema. Fourteen distinct cinema cultures emerge in India, of which Bollywood (Hindi) is only one. Indian Cinema’s popularity grows internationally. 

1982: Fashion designer Bhanu Athaiya becomes first Indian to win an Oscar-the Best Costume Design Award- for the film ‘Gandhi’. 

1987: India’s first science-fiction film, Shekhar Kapoor’s ‘Mr. India’, released. 

1988: Mira Nair’s ‘Salam Bombay’, wins Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry 

1992: Satyajit Ray receives honorary Oscar- the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

1995: Aditya Chopra’s directional debut ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayange’ breaks all records and becomes an all-time blockbuster. 

1998: The critically acclaimed art house film ‘Satya’ written by Anurag Kashyap and directed by Ram Gopal Verma marks the emergence of ‘Mumbai Noir’ a genre of urban films reflecting on social problems in Mumbai. 

2000: Growth in global popularity of Bollywood films takes Indian cinema to new heights in terms of quality, cinematography, innovative stories and technical advances in special effects and animation, etc. 

2001: The Government of India gives the motion sector industry status, making it easier for film producers to obtain institutional financing. 

2012: Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 extends copyright protection to performers, songwriters, composers and musicians. 0 0 0

Some Milestones of Indian Film Industry

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