10 September 2012

Indian Firsts in Film History (14 - 17)

My Dear Kuttichaathan (1984)
First 3-D film: A Malayalam film, produced in 1984, dubbed in Hindi as Chhota Chetan.

Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)
First Hindi film screened at the United Nations on 10 November 2006

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Music director to win an Oscar and first double Oscar winner-Mr. A. R. Rahman

Dasavatharam (2008)
Kamal Hasan An actor to enact 10 roles

Indian Firsts in Film History (10 - 13)

Yaadein (1964) 
Guinness Book of World Records in the category Fewest actors in a narrative film: Yaadein (1964) directed and acted by Sunil Dutt

Gandhi (1982)
First Oscar for Best Costume Design: Bhanu Athaiya for Best Costume Design

Padayottam (1982)
First Indian 70 mm film: A Malayalam film

Hum Log (1984)
Sponsored Hindi TV serial, started on July 7, 1984, was also the first soap opera of India, ran for 156 episodes 

09 September 2012

Indian Firsts in Film History (6 -9)

Pather Panchali (1955)
First Film to win highest number of international awards 11 awards, including Cannes.
Oscar for Lifetime Achievement: Director Satyajit Ray (1992)
Films to be considered as All-Time 100 best movies: Apu Trilogy (Pather Panchali, Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar(1959)) by Satyajit Ray

Mother India (1957)
First Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
The film ranks among the all-time Indian box office hits and has been described as "an all-time Indian blockbuster" and "perhaps India's most revered film".

Kagaz Ke Phool (1959)
First 75 mm Cinema scope film
India's equivalent of "Sunset Boulevard"

Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
First Colorized film: Mughal-e-Azam in 2004 (the original black-and-white version was released in 1960)
During the re-release the film ran for 25 weeks and probably there is no other example of any film running for 25 weeks in its re-release.

Indian Firsts in Film History (1-5)

Raja Harishchandra (1913)
First Silent Film and First Full-length Indian Feature Film to be made by Dadasaheb Phalke

Alam-Ara (1931)
First Sound Film, directed by Ardeshir Irani
First Talkie Actress:Zubeida
De de khuda ke naam per - The first song of the Indian cinema

Kisan Kanya (1937)
First Colour film directed by Moti B. Gidvani
Film made entirely in India, was processed and printed in Germany

Neecha Nagar (1946)
First Indian cinema to get Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival
Directed by Chetan Anand

Shyamchi Aai (1953)
First Indian cinema to get Golden Lotus Award for Best Film at the National Film Awards in 1954.
Shyamchi Aai is a Marathi film , directed by P.K.Atre.