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India is the largest producer of films in the world and second oldest film industry in the world which originated around about 103 years ago. It was in early 1913 that an Indian film received a public screening. The film was Raja Harishchandra. Its director, Dadasaheb Phalke is now remembered through a lifetime achievement award bestowed by the film industry in his name. It was Phalke who introduced India to world cinema at a time when working in films was taboo. After the success of ‘Raja Harishchandra’, several filmmakers in Bombay and Madras began making silent films. The silent era came to an end when Ardeshir Irani produced his first talkie, ‘Alam Ara’ in 1931.
Indian producer, director and screenwriter Dhundiraj Phalke, also known as Dadasahab Phalke is known as the Father of Indian Cinema. Dada Saheb Phalke award is given by Government of India for lifetime contribution to cinema.
Folk music is easily understood and practised. It is sung in local languages. here are some indian folk and religious musical styles popular in our country.