This historic, devotional movie delves into the life of Pundalik, one of India's great Hindu Bhakthi saints, a master of Kundalini Yoga who is credited to have brought Lord Vithoba to Pandharpur and founded the Varkari sect.
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Some have argued that this movie does not deserve the honour of being called the first Indian film because it was a photographic recording of a popular Marathi play, and because the cameraman—a man named Johnson—was a British national and the film was processed in London. Detractors argue that Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra, which was released nearly a year later, is more deserving of the title of the first Indian film. Read More