scorecardresearch
Saturday, Jan 28, 2023
Advertisement
Premium

Amitabh Bachchan unveils Dadasaheb Phalke mural in Mumbai

A life-size mural of father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, was inaugurated on Thursday by Amitabh Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the 120x150 foot mural of Phalke on the sidelines of St+art Mumbai Festival. Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the 120×150 foot mural of Phalke on the sidelines of St+art Mumbai Festival.

A life-size mural of father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, was inaugurated on Thursday by Amitabh Bachchan on the city’s prominent MTNL Building at Bandra Reclamation.

Big B, 72, unveiled the 120×150 foot mural of Phalke on the sidelines of St+art Mumbai Festival. “Inaugurated a mural 150’x120′ of Dada Saheb Phalke, the founder of film in India, 1913, on the MTNL building at Bandra… Inspiring,” Bachchan posted on Twitter.

Phalke was an Indian producer-director-screenwriter, who made ‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1913), known as India’s first full-length feature. He made 95 movies and 26 short films in his 19-year-old career.

“I’m delighted that of the many such projects there is one dedicated to Dadasaheb Phalke – The father of Indian Cinema. I salute the artist Ranjit Dahiya and the entire
St+art team,” said Piyush Pandey, executive chairman and creative director for Ogilvy & Mather India and South Asia.

Subscriber Only Stories
At international checkpoint, online system  helps vehicles cross over sea...
Experts say Adani Group stock sell-off may not affect market, but deepens...
Delhi Confidential: Lok Sabha Speaker wants MPs to learn lessons from Pad...
Ramcharitmanas of Tulsidas, and criticism of the holy book

The most prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honour after his death.

First published on: 12-12-2014 at 10:55 IST
Next Story

UN climate talks: John Kerry appeals to all to share burden of climate change

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close