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Phalke, Dhundiraj Govind 1870-1944

Works: 30 works in 43 publications in 5 languages and 167 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Silent films  Religious films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Short films  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Cinematographer , Producer, Contributor
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Indomania : le cinéma indien des origines à nos jours by Raïssa Brégeat-Padamsee( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent movies : early years of Indian cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Raja Harishchandra) Based on the popular Mahabharat legend, it is about King Harishchandra's devotion to truth for which he is prepared to sacrifice his kingdom. Sent into exile by the sage Vishwamitra for profaning his fire sacrifice, he is separated from his dutiful wife Taramati and son Rahidas. Finally reduced to becoming an attendant at a cremation ground, he is charged with the task of executing Taramati. But Lord Shiva, moved by his steadfastness and honesty, brings the morality play to a happy conclusion
Raja Harishchandra = Rājā Hariścandra : paurāṇika kathānaka( Visual )

3 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film revolves around the noble and righteous king, Harishchandra, who first sacrifices his kingdom, followed by his wife and eventually his children to honour his promise to the sage Vishwamitra. Though, in the end, pleased by his high morals, the Gods are pleased and restore his former glory, and further bestow him with divine blessings"--
Silent titles, 1911-1919 : His phantom sweet heart, Birth of Krishna( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His phantom sweetheart: An excaped lunatic threatens the romance of his wife and her new suitor. Birth of Krishna: This film begins with the invocation of 'almighty god' at a river where several people are gathered. The child god Krishna rises out of the water astride the demon snake Kaliya
Swadeshi moving pictures an interview with D. G. Phalke ; Mr. Phalke's moving pictures( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Bhakta Pralhad--excerpts]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1926 in Hindi and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An Indian king is incensed at a young prince who is supposedly endowed with divine power and who incessantly chants "Hari, Hari." He orders his guards to have him crushed by an elephant. Just as the animal is about to pulverize the prince, it bows down before him. A group of men approach the king in his garden and declare that the prince is imbued with supernatural powers. The king is enraged and decrees that he should be dumped into boiling oil. Even after being dropped into the oil, the prince continues to chant. A woman intervenes on his behalf, but the king commands her to serve poison to the prince
Reflections : Jeanne d'Arc = Joan of Arc ; In the Bogie Man's Cave ; El hotel electrico ; Nero or the fall of Rome ; Cendrillon = Cinderella ; Suspense ; D.G. Phalkes 1913-1944 ; Gloria Swanson-- Dick Cavett & Janis Joplin (1970) ; Mae West-- Dick Cavett (1976) ; Lillian Gish--Joan Rivers Tonight Show (1983)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Jeanne d'Arc (1900), a short, silent, medieval film about Joan of Arc, it was one of the first color films; In the Bogie Man's Cave, a bogie man makes a meal out of a captured man, when he falls asleep, and dreams that the men that he's eaten come back to seek revenge; The Electric Hotel (1908), El hotel eléctrico (Spanish) is a 1908 silent Spanish comedy-Fantasy film; Nero: Fall of Rome (1909), Poppea, covetous of the throne, seduces Nero into having his wife Octavia killed so that she might be the future empress; Cinderella (1912), original title: Cendrillon ou La pantoufle merveilleuse; Suspense (1913), silent drama film, the film features an early example of a split screen shot; Phalkes, Raja Rarishchandra (1913), a 1913 silent Indian film, is the first full-length Indian feature film. The film was based on the legend of King Harishchandra, recounted in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata; Television interviews: Gloria Swanson w/ Dick Cavett (1970), Mae West w/ Dick Cavett (1976), Lillian Gish w/ Joan Rivers (1983)"--From
D.G. Phalke, 1879-1944 : the first Indian film director = le premier realisateur indien( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Raja Harishchandra is based on the Mahābhārata, Hindu sacred work in Sanskrit; the story of the film is about King Harishchandra's devotion to truth for which he is prepared to sacrifice his kingdom
Kaliya mardan : an intresting episode from the child-life of Shree Krishna = Kāliyā mardana : "bāla-kr̥ṣṅa-nīlā"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film narrates episodes from the leela or divine pay of the child Krishna. It begins with a marvelous prologue in which the child actress enacting Krishna is shown in her everyday clothes and dissolved into the role she is playing. The narrative of Krishna's childhood is then unfolded revealing his divine self. At the end the great underwater sequence shows Krishna subjugating the demon snake Kaliya followed by the ritual of aarti and celebration
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Alternative Names
Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke filmregisseur uit Brits-Indië (1870-1944)

Dadasaheb Phalke Indian producer-director-screenwriter

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke indischer Filmregisseur

Dhundiraj Govind Phalke regista e produttore cinematografico indiano

Phāḷake, Dādāsāheba 1870-1944

Phalke, D. G. 1870-1944

Phalke, D. G. (Dhundiraj Govind), 1870-1944

Phalke, Dadasaheb 1870-1944

Phalke, Dhundiraj G. 1870-1944

Phalke, Dundhiraj Govind 1870-1944

Дадасахеб Пхальке индийский кинематографист

Фальке, Дадасахеб

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Marathi (16)

English (13)

Hindi (5)

French (2)

Kannada (2)