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  • Explorer project by Ira Shirdhankar
  •  Mr. Phalke was born on April 30, 1870 in Trymbakeshwar , a small village near Nashik district, India. His dad Dajishastri Phalke was a college Professor of Sanskrit language. Dadasaheb Phalke inherited the best habits from his family. He had studied the Ramayan, Mahabharat, Veda, Shastra, Epics in his childhood. He developed passion for creative art at young age. His first interest was still photography.
  •  Elementary education- Nashik. College- J.J. School of Arts in Bombay. University- Kalabhavan in Baroda. Due to Phalke’s interest and talent in photography, his professor Mr. Gajjar was impressed. Mr. Gajjar made Phalke in charge of the Kalabhavan’s photography studio. View slide
  •  He was working and living in Mumbai. Phalke made a living as a portrait photographer and scene painter for drama companies. He also worked as a draughtsman and photographer for the Government of Indias Archaeological Department. Phalke opened his own business, Phalke Engraving and Painting Works‘. He received appreciation for his half-tone engraving from British Printer. View slide
  •  Phalke lost his business .  He lost his photography business because back then people used to think that camera would suck the life out of you when a picture is taken.  Because of the differences between him and his business partners he lost his other business. This was an life changing event for him. During this period he was watching lot of movies. He was not only watching them but he started to study them.
  •  Dadasaheb Phalke is the first filmmaker in India. He is an explorer of Indian cinema. He has earned many titles.
  •  After watching a silent film, The Life of Christ in 1910 Phalke decided to start film-making. He learned about the motion camera, projector, film. He read many books about it. He traveled to England to get equipments like camera, film, and other things to make a movie. He learned and practiced the process.
  •  In this adventure his family was helping and supportive. His wife Saraswati Phalke was an active partner. They learned each others work in case of emergencies. She looked after the technical aspects of film- making and he learned to cook. His sons Dabake, Balachandra were the lead roles in his movie.
  •  This wasn’t an easy journey for Mr. Phalke. There were many obstacles. Vision problem caused by watching movies, reading books and working with the films. He had to sell his wife’s jewelry and household items to get money for film materials and supplies. His neighbors and friends thought that he is crazy. He borrowed money from his friends when he traveled to England.
  •  Back then movie making process was not so popular . Acting was not a prestigious job in the society. He held many auditions for musicians, singers, and actors from drama companies for his film. It was very hard to find actors especially female actors. He went through lot of efforts to get female actresses. Sometimes males actors played the female roles.
  • Past Present
  •  After returning to India, he set up a studio in his own house. The whole crew was living, working, being fed in Phalke’s house. First he made a short film Roptyanchi Wadh (growth of a sapling). He taught his wife how to use the camera, develop the film roll and also cutting and editing. Now his focus was on making longer films.
  •  First silent movie, Raja Harishchandra was released on 3rd May 1913 at Coronation Theatre in Mumbai. This was India’s first movie which was about 40 minutes long. This movie became very popular and had many houseful shows. The story for his movie was chosen by his interest in Indian mythology.
  •  He took the movie to England and it was liked by the foreign audience equally. British film production house offered him handsome money to make movies in England. He politely refused their offers. He had a big vision to start the movie making industry in his own country.
  •  Phalke wanted to make a change. He was a great thinker and a startup entrepreneur. He did not pursue to make movies in England because he wanted to establish the movie industry in India. Because of his decision, today India has one of the largest movie industries in the world.
  •  More movies were made in India since then. Other people started making movies, which created employment opportunities for people in India. The “Dadasaheb Phalke Award” is Indias highest award in cinema given by the Indian Government. Now Indian movies are popular all over the world.
  •  Phalke made many movies. Listed below are his popular ones.  Raja Hrishchandra(1913)  Mohini Bhasmasur (1913)  Savitri Satyavan (1914)  Shri Krishna Janma (1918)  Kaliya Mardan (1919)  Setu Bandhan (1932)  Gangavantaran (1937)
  •  This is my exploration of making a movie to understand the process. I have had many difficulties and also lot of fun doing it.
  • Tenali Rama Movie.wmvA short film by Ira for school project
  •  I made this movie to get an experience of making a movie. To learn the tasks involved in the process. My tasks involved:  Find a story  Write a screenplay  Find actors  Find equipments like camera, location, costumes, accessories, props, shooting dates  Arranging the rehearsal  Shooting the movie  Editing the movie
  •  Phalke made his movies on Indian mythological stories which he had studied since his childhood. I chose the story “Tenali Rama Tricks The thieves” which is a folk tale and found it interesting. My difficulties were:  Video taping  Finding actors  Shooting day  Memorizing the script
  • Dada Saheb Phalke1870 1885 1910 1912 1912 1913 1944Born School Motivation England Sapling Released Died movie
  • Thanks for watching!