Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory is India’s official Oscars entry


MUMBAI: A biopic on Dadasahab Phalke has been unanimously chosen as India’s official entry to the Oscars for the foreign film category by the Film Federation of India’s jury headed by veteran actress Asha Parekh.

Harishchandrachi Factory is a film about India’s first full length film Raja Harishchandra made by Dadasaheb Phalke. Harishchandrachi Factory is a low budget Marathi film depicting the trials and tribulations faced by Dadasaheb Phalke, when he was making the film in 1913. The film has been directed by debut director Paresh Mokashi.

Harishchandrachi Factory is the second Marathi film to get selected for the Oscars, the first was Shwas in 2004.

Other films in the running included Dev D, Dilli 6, Fashion, New York, Kaminey, the yet to be  released What’s Your Raashee?, Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy and Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja.

Harishchandrachi Factory is slated to release by the year end.