MUMBAI: UTV World Movies will telecast Harishchandrachi Factory on 20 February, 2011 at 9pm.
Harishchandrachi Factory is a 2009 Marathi film, directed by Paresh Mokashi, depicting the struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke in making India’s first feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913.
Phalke had abandoned a well established printing business after a quarrel with his business partner. He gave his word to the worried partner that he would never enter into the printing business again as competition. Phalke got instantly unemployed and workless. The family was struggling to survive. One day he accidentally stumbled across a tent theatre that was screening a silent motion picture. He was awestruck with the film. The idea of film making struck him. Along with his wife and two kids by his side, he ventured into a field unknown to contemporary India.
The film starred Nandu Madhav as Dadasaheb Phalke and Vibhawari Deshpande as his wife Saraswati Phalke.