Raja Harishchandra (1913) - Hindi
Rated 3.8/5 on 385
Cast: Director: Dadasaheb PhalkeProducer: Dadasaheb PhalkeGenre: Drama
Synopsis: The film 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 are pleased and restore his former glory, and further bestow him with divine blessings. Production: Phalke was greatly influenced by the style of painter Raja Ravi Verma in the making of this film. The film had an all-male cast; no woman was available for playing female leads, so the men played all the roles. The film reel was 3700 feet long, roughly 40 minutes. In 2008, Harishchandrachi Factory, a film based on the making of Raja H..
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