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PSC Class 125: General Knowledge - Indian Films

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1. The country in which most films in the world is releasing is India.
2. It was in Mumbai in 1896, the first film was released in India. It was in Watsons Hotel in Mumbai, the lumier brothers screened cinema for first time in India.
3. Six small silent films are screened for screened  for first time in India.
4. Pundalic is the first cinema of India. It was released in 1912. The cinema was produced by Dada Saheb Torane.
5. Raja Harichandra is the first cinema released completely in india. The producer of “Raja Harischandra” which released in 1913 is Dandiraj Govinda Phalke.
6. Dandiraj Phalke is generally known in the name of Dada Saheb Phalke. Dada Saheb Phalke is the nick name, who was also known as father of Indian Cinema.
7. The first cinema of South India is “Keechaka Vadham”, that was released in 1918. Keechaka Vadham was produced by Rangaswamy Nataraja Mudaliar.
8. The earlier period, Indian films are silent movies.
9. The first sound movie of india is Alam Aara, which was released in 1931. Alam Aara was directed by Ardeshir Irani.
10. Chandi Das released in 1932 is the first film released in india with background music. Bhagya Chakra is the first Indian cinema which was released with playback song. The Bhagya Chakra released in 1935 was a Bengali film directed by Nithin Bose.
11. The first colour film of india is Kisan Kanya released in 1937.
12. The highest honour of Indian Cinema given for one’s contribution towards cinema is Dada Saheb Phalke Award.
13. Phalke award was started to given from 1969 onwards.
14. Devika Rani Rorich was the first receiver of Phalke Award. It was devika rani rorich, who was called as “Lady of Indian Cinema”.
15. Adoor Gopalakrishnan is the only malayalee to receive the Phalke Award. Adoor Gopalakrishnan received this award in 2004.
16. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege is the most ran cinema in Indian Cinema History.
17. The hindi movie ‘Sholay’ is the most ran film in a single theatre. The film ran in the Minerva Theatre for more than five years . Ramesh Sippi is the director of Sholay.
18. Indra Sabha is the indian cinema which has most songs. 71 songs are there in Indra Sabha.
19. The chief ministers of a state, who earlier in his life was film actors were MG Ramachandran and NT Rama Rao.
20. The chief ministers of a state who earlier in her life was film actresses were Janaki Ramachandran and Jayalalitha.
21. National Film Awards was started to giving from 1954 onwards.
22. Shivaji Rao Gaikwad is the original name of tamil actor, Rajinikanth.
23. Sathyajit Rai is the world famous Indian Cinema Director. He is a native of Bengal. Pather Panjali is the most famous film among Sathyajit Rai directed films.
24. Nargis Dutta is the famous actress, whose original name is Fatima Rashid. She is the first receiver of best national actress award. She was the first women actress to be nominated to Rajya Sabha. It was in the name of Nargis Dutta, the award for Best Feature Film on National Integration is given.
25. It was in Andhra Pradesh, the most highest number of cinema theatres is located in India.
26. Ramoji Rao Film City is the biggest cinema studio of world. Ramoji Rao Film City is located in Hyderabad of Andhra Pradesh.
27. My Dear Kuttichathan is the first 3D film of India.
28. Bhanu Attaya is the first indian to receive the Oscar Award. Bhanu Attaya got this oscar award for the make up of Movie ‘Gandhi’ in 1982.
29. Satyajit Rai is the indian who got the special oscar award in 1992.
30. It was from 1954 onwards, the national movie awards started to given. The golden lotus award was first received for the Marati film ‘Shyam Aayi’, which was directed by PK Aatre. The Neelakuyil from malayalam, got the silver lotus award for second best film.
31. It was from 1968 onwards, the best actor, actress awards are started to given.
32. The indian movie, which participated in International Film Festival for first time is ‘Sita’.
33. It was from 1952 onwards, the international film festival is started in India. Goa is the permanent venue of film festival. Golden Peacock Award was for best film and Silver Peacock Award for best newcomer director is given in the international film festival.
34. The headquaters of films division was in Mumbai. It was established in 1948. The National Film Archive was started its working in 1964. Film and Television institution of India is at Pune.
35. It was Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which gives permission for public telecast of Indian Cinemas. It is the institution which is called as Censor Board. It was established in 1952. Mumbai was its headquaters. The different certificates given for cinema were U, U/A, A and S.
36. U certificate is generally given for family films. U/A certificate is generally given for watching the films for children along with their parents. A certificate is given for people who completed their age of 18. S certificate is for watching the films for Doctors and other specialists.
37. The National Film Development Corporation came into existence in 1975.
38. Louis Brothers telecasted the first film, which is a combined six silent films in 1896 July 7. The six silent films were ‘The Sea Bath, Arrival of a Train, A Demolision, Ladies and Soldiers on Wheels, Entry of Cinematography and Leaving the Factory’.
39. The film division started its working in 1948 January with its headquaters at Mumbai.
40. The children film society was founded in 1955 with Mumbai as its headquaters.
41. Konidela Sivashankara Varaprasad is the original name of Chiranjeevi.Pritviraj Kapoor is the first film actor who was nominated to Rajya Sabha.


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