Kaliya Mardan (1919)

 ●  Silent ● 1 hr 6 mins

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The film's most elaborately plotted sequence has Krishna entering the room of a wealthy merchant and his wife at night and tying the man's beard to his wife's hair. These exploits lead to a large crowd complaining of Krishna's antics to his foster parents. The film ends with Krishna vanquishing the demon snake Kaliya in a fierce underwater battle, intercut (cf Sbri Krisbnalanma, 1918) with the faces of anxious observers. Krishna eventually rises triumphant with the slain demon's tail on his shoulder, garlanded by the now liberated wives of the demon. Only 4441 ft of the original film survive.
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Cast: Mandakini Phalke, Neelkanth

Crew: Dadasaheb Phalke (Director), Dadasaheb Phalke (Director of Photography)

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Release Dates: 01 Jan 1919 (India)

Silent Name: कालिया मर्दन

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Black & White
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24 fps
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2.39:1 (Scope)