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Dadasaheb Phalke: Some lesser known facts about the father of Indian cinema

In 1913, producer-director-screenwriter Dadasaheb Phalke gave Indian Cinema its first silent film Raja Harishchandra. The movie captured the imagination of thousands of Indians, who were delighted with the subject he chose for the film and the smooth trick photography and technology that was used.

Manoj Bajpayee to receive Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation Award in the Best Actor category (Critics’ Choice) for Aligarh

Manoj Bajpayee will be honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Actor category (Critics’ Choice) for his performance in Aligarh.


Celebrities wish Manoj Bajpayee on birthday, laud him for Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the Best Actor category (Critics’ Choice)

Bollywood celebrities like wished happiness to Manoj Bajpayee on his 47th birthday.

Zeroing in on nationalism

How Manoj ’Bharat’ Kumar’s Phalke award resonates with current turmoil.

Soul and the city

Prithvi Theatre and Café Samovar — which closes down this week — are the last bastions of the city’s warm, secular spirit

Shashi Kapoor's films show his fine cinematic sensibility: Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore on Shashi Kapoor winning the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and her five favourites from his repertoire


‘I found my confidence only 15-20 years ago’

Writer and filmmaker Gulzar on winning the Dadasaheb Phalke award, his hopes for the new generation and the realism of current cinema.

Surprise visitor

Walking into Vigyan Bhavan’s plenary hall, wearing his trademark whites, veteran lyricist, director, screen writer, producer and poet Gulzar took many by surprise Friday.

Gulzar selected for with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Lyricist-film-maker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like Tere bina zindagi se and Tujhse naaraaz nahi besides directing critically-acclaimed films like Aandhi and Mausam, is to be honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Gulzar selected for Dadasaheb Phalke Award

This year, a seven-member jury of eminent artistes, after due deliberations, unanimously recommended Gulzar for the prestigious award.