Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak, a tribute to Indian Cinema
Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak is a memorial built in the memory of this great visionary. The building contains an exhibition center, a place for meditation, and a conference hall.
Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, was the progressive spirit behind Indian Cinema.
His debut film, Raja Harishchandra, is India’s first full-length feature film.
He made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career span of 19 years.
The Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime contribution to Cinema, was instituted in his honour, by Govt. of India in 1969, and is the most prestigious and coveted award in Indian Cinema.
Dadasaheb’s first silent movie “Raja Harishchandra” had its official premier show in Coronation Theater in Bombay on 3rd May 1913 for the common people.
Sholay, India’s first 70 mm stereophonic sound film, ran for 5 years consecutively at the Minerva Theatre in Mumbai.