Harishchandrachi Factory (2010)

 ●  Marathi ● 1 hr 36 mins

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Dadasaheb Phalke had abandoned a well established printing business after a quarrel with his business partner. He gave his word to the worried partner that he would never enter into the printing business again as competition! Phalke got instantly unemployed and workless. The family was struggling to survive. One day he accidentally stumbled across a tent theatre that was screening a silent motion picture. He was awestruck with the film. The idea of film making struck him. Along with his hardworking wife and two enthusiastic kids by his side, he ventured into a field unknown to contemporary India. Making of India's first feature film, 'Raja Harishchandra' was an amazing adventure. The Phalke family encountered mostly funny but also a few grave situations during their journey of film making. They were a team of crazy yet lovable people that helped in winning over patrons and eventually money. Together, not only did they deliver the first Indian film, but they had ensured it to become..

Cast: Nandu Madhav, Vibhawari Deshpande

Crew: Paresh Mokashi (Director), Amalendu Chaudhary (Director of Photography), Anand Modak (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 29 Jan 2010 (India)

Marathi Name: हरिश्‍चंद्राची फॅक्टरी

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as Dadasaheb Phalke
as Saraswati Phalke
as Tatya
as Mahadev Phalke
as Dusara Sanatani
as Nadkarni
as Barve
as Ganu
as Hepworth
as Kepbourn
as Saraswati's Father
as Pahila Bandhu
as Deshmukh
as British Inspector
as Abdulla
as Salunkhe
as Bhalachandra Phalke
as Toy Seller
as Saraswati's Mother
as Carpenter
as Dr Prabhakar
as Parikh
as Telang
as Pahila Sanatani
as English Projectionist
as Dusara Bandhu
as Gajabhau
as Prostitute's Mother




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Line Producer
Associate Producer


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Story Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Sound Editor


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Costume Designer


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Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.39:1 (Scope)
Movie Connection(s):
Referenced in: Birth of a Pea Plant (Silent)