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History of Indian Cinema: The Caravan of Indian Cinema which started with Black and White has completed 100 years of success today. Some films touched the heart in this journey, while some films helped to overcome the stress of life. There were also some films that made a splash in foreign countries as well. This film world, which started with a small effort, has taken the form of a huge industry today. There have been some milestones in this film world so far, due to which new changes have come in Indian cinema. We will discuss some special things here.

First film: Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, produced "Raja Harishchandra" which was the country's first film in 1913 and released on 3 May 1913. Only one print was made of this film. But there were no words in this film. And thus, began the journey of Indian cinema with this blank and white film. But remember that working in films was not considered right at that time, yet by the year 1930, about 1300 silent films were made.

First spoken film: Director Ardeshir Irani produced the first spoken film 'Alam Ara' in 1931. Based on the love story of Rajkumar (Prince) and Gypsy Girl, the film was based on a Parsi drama. The film and its music became very popular.

First color film: In the year 1937, Moti Gidwani produced a film 'Kisan Kanya' which was the first color film of Indian cinema. It was presented by Ardeshir himself. The film was based on a poor farmer and his troubles. And it was from this film that the era of color films started.

Love on screen: The scene of a kiss was shown on screen for the first time in the film 'Karma' released in the year 1933. Film actress Devika Rani kissed her husband Himanshu Rai in real life. There was a lot of discussion about this scene at that time, as it was the first such scene.

First Cannes Award: The film "Neecha Nagar" was the first Indian film to be awarded the Palme d'Or at the first Cannes Film Festival (1946). The film was directed by Chetan Anand and starred Uma Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Zohra Sehgal. New Record: The film 'Mother India', released in 1957, was nominated for an Oscar in the foreign category. Although it could not get this award, but this film of Mehboob Khan has set many records of success.

First Oscar winning film: Indian cinema has established its identity all over the world. For the last 100 years, Bollywood has been continuously giving strong films, but despite this, the film world's biggest award 'Oscar' has not yet been received. Till now 45 films have been sent for Oscars officially. Out of which 'Mother India' (1957), 'Salaam Bombay' (1988), and 'Lagaan' (2001) have been nominated for Oscar in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film'. However, in various categories, Indians have brought laurels by taking Oscars. In 1982, costume designer Bhanu Athaiya got his first Oscar for the costume designed by him in the film 'Gandhi'.

It was a matter of great pride for India. After this Satyajit Ray was given the prestigious Academy Award at the Oscars. In 2008, AR Rahman (Best Music), Gulzar (Best Song Lyrics) and Resul Pookutty (Best Song Mixing) received Oscars for the foreign film 'Slumdong Millionaire'. Apart from this, some other prominent nominations have been made by him: Madhumati (1958), The Guide (1965), Reshma and Shera (1971), Manthan (1977), Saransh (1984), Parinda (1989), Rudali (1993), Arth ( 1999), Devdas (2002), Rang De Basanti (2006), Peepli Live (2010), Barfi (2012).

Most successful all-time hit: 'Sholay', released in 1975, which broke all records of success, was the first Indian film to celebrate Silver Jubilee in 100 cinema halls. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the story of this film was written by famous writer Salim Khan. Actors like Dharmendra, Amitabh, Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bhaduri etc acted in this film.

First 3D movie: The Hindi dubbed film 'Chhota Chetan' from the Malayalam film 'My Dear Kuttichetan' was the first Indian 3D film. And it was also a great success. The children liked it very much.

Still Running: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' is the longest running film in the world of cinema. It is still running in Mumbai's cinema hall 'Maratha Mandir'. This film was made by Aditya Chopra in the year 1995. This is not only India's but the world's longest film screened on the cinema screen. Earlier this record was in the name of the film 'Sholay'.

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