Indian Cinema has witnessed huge revolution since the beginning. Because, there are many benchmarks which brought this revolution. This list includes those honorable mentions which made contribution for Indian Cinema and also created a record –
The Wrestlers (1899) – The First Indian documentary film.
Consequently, Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatwadekar became the First Indian to make a motion picture in India.
Nala Damayanti (1920) – India’s first International Co-production.
Fatma Begum (1926) – First female director of Bollywood.
Alam Ara (1931) – First Indian Sound Film.
Therefor, The First Song of the Indian cinema – “De de khuda ke naam per”, is from this movie.
Ayodhyecha Raja (1932) – First Indian film released in two languages.
Sairandhri (1933) – First Indian Colour Film and First Original Soundtrack Disc.
Seeta (1934) – First Indian talkie film to premiere at International Film Festival.
The movie also won an Honorary Diploma. In addition, Debaki Bose became First Indian director to receive an International Award.
Dhoop Chhaon (1935) – First Playback Song.
Before, the actors would sing live on the set. The live performance was recorded just like dialogues.
Sant Tukaram (1936) – First Indian film to receive international recognition.
First Indian entry to get a screening at an international film festival, Venice Film Festival in 1937.
Kisan Kanya (1937) – First Color Film Completely made in India.
Naujawan (1937) – First talkie film
Whereas, Aspi Irani directed Naujawan which became Indian Cinema’s first song-less talkie film.
Neecha Nagar (1946) – First Indian film to win the Palme d`Or (Best Film) Award at Cannes Film Festival
Hanste Aansoo (1950) – First Indian film to receive an A-certificate.
Sangam (1964) – The First film shot abroad.
Bhanu Athaiya (1983) – First Indian to win an Oscar.
My Dear Kuttichathan (1984) – First 3D film.
1942: A Love Story (1994) – First Indian film to use Dolby Stereo.
Dolby Stereo (also known as Stereo A) is technology for 35 mm prints for ambient sound and special effects.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) – First Indian film screened at the United Nations.
The screening of this movie on November 10, 2006 was the first ever of a full-length Hindi film at the UN.
Bittoo Boss (2012) – The first film in India to get a ‘PG’ certificate.
A PG certificate allows children of any age to watch the movie under Parental Guidance.
In conclusion, one quote of Brad Pitt sums up a lot about Indian Cinema –
Indian Cinema seems to be growing very well at its own pace.