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How Films Are Made(1917) Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

Updated: Nov 18


Phalke's How Films Are Made appears to have been part-pedagogy and part self-exhibition, as it shows him with extravagant gestures directing his actors in his Raja Harishchandra, editing, scripting and thinking. The surviving footage has been incorporated in Satish Bahadur's documentary Dadasaheb Phalke: The First Indian Filmmaker, which is included here in its entirety.


This film is now a part of the film D.G. Phalke: the First indian Filmmaker, put together by Satish Bahadur for the 1965 FIAF Congress. Suresh Chabria writes: ‘Scripted and compiled by Professor Satish Bahadur in 1965 for the newly founded National Film Archive of India, the film gives an account of the career of Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the founder of the Indian film industry. It was specially produced for the 1965 FIAF Congress which had sent out enquiries about recently discovered film pioneers in different countries. Because it was hastily made, a soundtrack could not be prepared; instead titles in English and French were used.


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