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Raja Harishchandra

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Following on his groundbreaking short Pundalik, D.G. Phalke launched the soon-to-be massive Indian film industry with this first Indian feature film. Adapted from the Indian saga the Mahabharata, the film concerns the virtuous King Harishchandra who almost sacrifices his kingdom for his sense of duty and for his love of the truth. In spite of the director's progressive-minded wishes, the film featured an all-male cast. Raja Harishchandra also featured a completely non-professional cast and crew. This...more

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