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Raja Harishchandra is a 1913 Indian silent film, directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke, and is the first full-length Indian feature film. The film was based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The silent film had intertitles in Marathi and its cast and staff were primarily Marathi people. The film opens with a scene of a tableaux patterned on the painting by Raja Ravi Varma, of Raja Harishchandra and his wife with their son. 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 restore his former glory, and further bestow him with divine blessings.

  1. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

    Director, Writer

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  1. D.D. Dabke

    Raja Harishchandra

  2. P.G. Sane

    Taramati

  3. Bhalachandra D. Phalke

    Rohitas

  4. G.V. Sane

    Vishwamitra

  5. Dattatreya Kshirsagar

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Raja Harishchandra

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  • April 21, 1913
    Theatrical

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Original Language Marathi

Runtime 0h 40m

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