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.

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