Satyawadi Raja Harishchandra is a 1917 silent black and white Indian film based on Hindu mythology, directed by Rustomji Dhotiwala. It was produced by J. F. Madan’s Elphinstone Bioscope.Credited as the first remake in Indian cinema, the film is a remake of the first Indian feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913) and was also inspired by an Urdu language drama, Harishchandra. The film is based on the mythological story of a Hindu King Harishchandra, the 36th king of the Solar Dynasty, who donated his entire kingdom and sold himself and his family to keep the promise given to the sage Vishvamitra in the dream.It is also the first feature film made in Calcutta. The intertitles used in the film were in Bengali language as the film was a silent film.The film was released on 24 March 1917 at New Tent Maidan, Calcutta.
|Magazine name||Satyabira Harischandra/ସତ୍ୟବାଦିର ହରିଶ୍ଚନ୍ଦ୍ର|
|No Of pages||168|