The Hyderabad Film Club is screening a Marathi movie titled "Harischandrachi Factory" at the Sarathi Studios in Ameerpet on 18th December. The film is written and directed by Paresh Mokashi, and the cast includes Nandu Madhav, Vibhavaari Deshpande, Mohit Gokhale, Atharva Karve, Dilip Joglekar, Ketan Karande and Dhiresh Joshi.
Harishchandrachi Factory depicts the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke in making Raja Harishchandra in 1913, India's first feature film, which heralded the birth of Indian cinema.
The film is the story about the beginning of the Indian film industry, set in 1913, when 2 business partners fall out, resulting in one leaving the company. As the family struggles to survive, Phalke decides to make his own silent motion picture with the support of his family. He travels to England to learn about the new medium and after he returns, he brings together a team of actors and technicians to produce his first film about the story of Raja Harishchandra. Through all the hard work, the movie becomes a hit, thus marking the beginning of one of the world's biggest film industry.
Harishchandrachi Factory is the directorial debut of Paresh Mokashi who won the Best Director award at the Pune International Film Festival. In September 2009, it was selected as India's official entry to Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.
Entry is free for members of Hyderabad Film Club. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.