Film fest on 100 yrs of Indian cinema ends

New Delhi, April 30: The Film Festival organized by I&B Ministry, to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, concluded today with a play on the life and times of Dada Saheb Phalke.

The play is by Aamir Raza Hussain.

The day also marks the 143rd birth anniversary celebration of the father of Indian Cinema, Phalke.

The six day long centenary film festival which was held in Siri Fort in New Delhi from 25th April.

Starting with his debut film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, now known as India's first full-length feature, Phalke made 95 movies and 26 short films in his career spanning 19 years, till 1937, including his most noted works such as Mohini Bhasmasur (1913), Satyavan Savitri (1914), Lanka Dahan (1917), Shri Krishna Janma (1918) and Kaliya Mardan (1919).

The Dadasaheb Phalke Award, for lifetime contribution to cinema, was instituted in his honor by the Government of India in 1969.

The award one of the most prestigious awards in Indian cinema and is the highest official recognition for film personalities in the country.

For this year, the prestigious award will be given to Pran Krishan Sikand, popularly known as, Pran.

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