First Rajasthani movie "Nazrana" was produced in June 1942, while first genuine Rajasthani film was released in 1961 was "Babasa Ri Ladli" produced by B. K. Adarsh. Rajasthani films.Mhari Pyri Channana film by producer director jatinkumar agarrwal was first Silver jubilee film in rajasthaniThe latest, 100th Rajasthani film "Odh Li Chunaria" has been produced in the year 2008. There are very less movies in Rajasthani language. During nine years, from 1987 to 1995, 42 Rajasthani films were produced, with an average of 4.7 films per year. But during last eight years from 1996 to 2003, only 17 films were produced, average per year declining to 2.1. Rajasthani film producers encounter difficulties in releasing their films after completing them, apart from lack of finance. In 1988 to 1995 a golden time of rajasthani films. Its opening with musical blockbuster film BAI CHALI SASRIYE . For this blockbuster, rajasthani film industry fully thanks to music director O.P.VYAS. Music director O.P.VYAS tuned superb music of RAMKURI JAMKURI, MA MHANE KYU PARNAI, SAT VADI RAJA HARISHCHANDRA, DADOSA RI LAADLI, JOG SANJOG, BAI SA RA JATAN KARO, RAM GHAD RI RAMLI, JATANI, JIO MHARA LAL, BEENDANI and other films. Some of the producers in Rajasthani Cinema are B.K. Adarsh, Ram Raj Nahta, Bharat Nahta, Bhanu Prakash Rathi,Jatinkumar agarrwal, and Ajai Chowdhary, while directors are Nawal Mathur of Jodhpur, Mohan Singh Rathor,jatinkumar agarrwal, Mohan Kataria, Ajit Singh, Bhanu Prakash Rathi. Most successful films in Rajasthani were written by Nawal Mathur. Nawal Mathur was also music Director in many Rajasthani fims. Nawal Mathur was also lyricist of many successful songs of Rajasthani films.Mhari Pyri Channana film by producer director jatinkumar agarrwal was most successful film in rajasthani. Actress Neelu has been turned as Producer and director with the movie titled "O Jee Re Deewana ... ". Recently Gajendra S. Shrotriya has directed and produced a feature film titled Bhobhar under the banner Harbinger Creations. This film was premiered at 3rd Jaipur International Film Festival, Jaipur and got an overwhelming response from the audience, establishing that audience are still ready for good quality Rajasthani films.The most successful BlockBuster in rajasthani films was 'Bai Chali Sasriye' which was directed by Mohansingh Rahtore. He has directed more than 12 films in Rajasthani language.
In order to revive Cair Saangri Manoranjan has produced the First period film " Chundri Odhasi Mahro Bir ( Lala Hardaul)" to be release on 10 February 2012,Produced by Mukesh Tak the film is based on an old folklore of Lala Hardaul and is first film with DI & 5.1 surround sound.
To encourage the Rajasthani movies in Rajasthan total tax holiday for cinemas in towns and cities having less than one lakh of population, had been announced in 2008 budget of Rajasthan Government and Entertainment Tax from had been slashed to 30 percent from 100 percent in 10 years from 1999 to 2008.