Dhundiraj Govind Phalke real name of Dadasaheb Phalke , and he was born on April 30, 1870, at Trimbak . As we all know that time India is depended on British and known as British India [now in Maharashtra, India] . And Dada Saheb was died February 16, 1944, Nashik, Maharashtra , He was the director of motion picture . Phalke is considered the father of the Indian cinema as his work which he was one for Indian Cinema . Phalke have the credite to making India’s first indigenous feature film . And Indian film industry today chiefly known through Bollywood productions.
As a child, Phalke displayed great interest in the creative arts. Determined all his time to pursue his dreams , he joined the Sir J.J. School of Art, Bombay (now Mumbai), in 1885. While phalke pursued a variety of interests , including photography, lithography, architecture, and amateur dramatics, and he became adept even at magic. He briefly worked as a painter, a theatrical set designer, and a photographer. Also working at the lithography press . To celebrated painter Ravi Varma, Phalke was significantly influenced by a series of Varma’s paintings of the Hindu gods, an impression that was evident in Phalke’s own portrayal of various gods and goddesses in the mythological films he later made.
In 1908 Phalke and a partner established Phalke’s Art Printing and Engraving Works, but the business failed because of differences between them. It was Phalke’s chance viewing of the silent film The Life of Christ (1910) that marked a turning point in his career. In 1913 India’s first silent film, Raja Harishchandra, a work based on Hindu mythology. The Whole film, scripted, produced, directed, and distributed by Phalke, was a huge success and an important milestone in Indian cinematic history. On other hand, he introduced a female actor in the leading role and break the mentality of public .The film Bhasmasur Mohini (1913) at a time when professional acting was taboo for women.
He was also the reason of introduction sound in cinema .And made expansion of the film industry, Phalke’s work lost popularity. He left filmmaking in the 1930s and died lonely, embittered, and sick. Introduction of sound in cinema credit goes to him and also the expansion of the film industry, Phalke’s work lost popularity. He left filmmaking in the 1930s and died lonely, embittered, and sick.