Harishchandrachi Factory

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Harishchandrachi Factory
Harishchandrachi Factory, 2009 film poster.jpg
Directed by Paresh Mokashi
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala
Smiti Kanodia
Paresh Mokashi
Written by Paresh Mokashi
Starring Nandu Madhav
Vibhavari Deshpande
Music by Anand Modak
Cinematography Amalendu Choudary
Edited by Amit Pawar
Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures
Release date
  • July 2009 (2009-07) (Osian's Cinefan)
  • 29 January 2010 (2010-01-29) (India)
Running time
97 minutes
Country India
Language Marathi
Budget 2 crores
Box office 3 crores

Harishchandrachi Factory (Marathi: About this sound pronunciation  हरिश्चंद्राची फॅक्टरी, "Harishchandra's Factory") is a 2009 Marathi film, directed by Paresh Mokashi, depicting the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke in making Raja Harishchandra in 1913: India's first feature film, the birth of Indian cinema.[1]

The film is the directorial debut of Paresh Mokashi who won the Best Director award at Pune International Film Festival, where the film was shown. In September 2009, it was selected as India's official entry to Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film Category, making it the second film, after Shwaas (2004), in Marathi cinema to receive this honour.[2]

Overview[edit]

The film depicts the making of India's first full-length feature film by Dadasaheb Phalke.[3]

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The film was officially released in India on 29 January 2010 and received critical appreciation.[4]

Awards and honours[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2008 56th National Film Awards Best Feature Film in Marathi Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 1]
SIGNS: John Abraham Awards Best Feature Film Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 2]
2009 Ahmedabad International Film Festival Best Feature Film Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 3]
18th Aravindan Puraskaram Best Debutant Director Paresh Mokashi Won [a 4]
Balasaheb Sarpotdar Award Best Feature Film Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 5]
Gollapudi Srinivas Award Best Debutant Director Paresh Mokashi Won [a 6]
14th International Film Festival of Kerala Hassan Kutty Award for Best Debut Indian Film Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 7]
India's Official entry Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Harishchandrachi Factory Nominated [a 8]
1st International Film Festival Kolhapur Public Choice Award Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 9]
46th Maharashtra State Film Awards Best Feature Film Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 10]
Best Director Paresh Mokashi Won
Best Art Direction Nitin Chandrakant Desai Won
Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards Best Screenplay Paresh Mokashi Won [a 11]
Pune International Film Festival Best Director (Marathi Section) Paresh Mokashi Won [a 12]
2010 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Audience Choice Awards Harishchandrachi Factory Won [a 13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harishchandrachi Factory to tell story behind making of India's first feature film". Indian Express. Pune. 3 May 2008. Archived from the original on 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "'Harishchandrachi Factory' India's entry for Oscars". The Times of India. Mumbai. 20 September 2009. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Sapre, Omkar (21 June 2008). "Dadasaheb Phalke: Man behind India's first film factory". The Economic Times. Archived from the original on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 9 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Masand, Rajeev (30 January 2010). "Masand Review: Harishchandrachi Factory, an important film". CNN IBN. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. 
Awards
  1. ^ "56th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals. pp. 82–83. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "'Harishchandrachi Factory' wins award". Pune. 5 March 2009. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Rathore, Anurita (21 September 2009). "Amdavadis saw the Marathi film that could win Oscars next year". Ahmedabad Mirror. The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Paresh Mokashi bags Aravindan Puraskaram". Oneindia.in. Thiruvananthapuram. 17 March 2009. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "'Nave Valan' (New Turn) – Harishchandrachi Factory (Harishchandra's Factory)". National Centre for the Performing Arts. 16 November 2009. Archived from the original on 30 January 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Gollapudi National Award Ceremony – 2009". Archived from the original on 17 June 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "IFFK 2009: Awards". Archived from the original on 9 February 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "List of Indian Submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film". Film Federation of India. Archived from the original on 16 May 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Festival Report: 1st Kolhapur IFF". 13 June 2009. Archived from the original on 31 July 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Nair, Chitra (21 September 2009). "Harishchandrachi Factory is India's Oscar entry". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Marathi International Film and Theatre Awards 2010". Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "PIFF: A Flashback Studded With Memories of Treasure". Archived from the original on 24 April 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "2010 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles Award Winners" (Press release). Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 23 September 2012. 

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