Film industry observes death anniversary of Dadasaheb Phalke

MUMBAI: Sixteenth February this year marks the 67th death anniversary of the doyen of Indian cinema Dadasaheb Phalke. The day is being observed with a lot of devotion towards him.

While film and television personalities have converged on the Film City at Goregaon to pay their respect to the father of Indian cinema, UTV World Movies has decided to telecast Harishchandrachi Factory on 20 February.

The 2009 made film, directed by Paresh Mokashi, depicts the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke in making India‘s first feature film. Raja Harishchandra was last year‘s India‘s official entry to the Oscars. The film starred Nandu Madhav as Dadasaheb Phalke and Vibhawari Deshpande as his wife Saraswati Phalke.

Meanwhile, a couple of days ago veteran actress Sulochana was felicitated with the prestigious ‘Dadasaheb Phalke Janmabhoomi‘ award at a ceremony in Nashik. "This is one of the great awards given to me. I am honoured especially because I received it in the birth place of late Phalke, father of the Indian cinema," she said on the occasion
The octogenarian, known for her roles in Marathi films like ‘Vahinichya Bangdya‘, ‘Meeth Bhakar and ‘Dhakti Jau, has played mother to many actors and actresses in several films.

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