Gangavataran (1937)

 ●  Marathi ● 2 hrs 14 mins

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Nearly 70 years old and ailing, Phalke came out of retirement in 1934 to make this, his only sound film, at the invitation of Shahu Maharaj of Kolhapur. With a massive budget and two years' shooting. Phalke made the Pauranic tale which, by all accounts, was a grand mythological spectacle full of miracles and fantasy scenes with special effects credited to Phalke's son, Babaraya Phalke. Narayan Hari Apte, fresh from his success with Amritmanthan (1934), was hired for the script but he is not credited on screen. The film failed at the box-office and took the studio down with it. Chitnis played the god Shankar, and Suresh played Narada.
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Did you know? Phalke directed this film when he was 67 years old. He directed "Gangavataran" on behalf of Kolhapur Movietone. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Marathi
Spoken Languages:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Black & White
Sound Mix:
Mono
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
It took two years to complete the production of Gangavataran. The production cost of this film was two and a half lakhs rupees in contemporary currency value.

Phalke directed this film when he was 67 years old. He directed "Gangavataran" on behalf of Kolhapur Movietone.

It was the first sound film and the last film to be directed by Dadasaheb Phalke

Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the "father of Indian cinema".