This silent movie depicts the destructiveness of ego and arrogance through the story of Bhasmasur who, after receiving a boon that anybody whose head he keeps his hand on will be burnt to dust tries to kill Lord Shiva himself, prompting Lord Vishnu to take the form of a beautiful woman, Mohini, to bamboozle him into self-destruction.
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It is India's and Phalke's second full-length film. "Mohini Bhasmasur" is the first Indian film to have actresses; in "Raja Harischandra" (India's and Phalke's first film), males played female roles. Read More