Dadasaheb Phalke in 1912 and trained him. Phalke who became known as the
"Father of the Indian Cinema". He thought, 'Why can't we produce our own films,
based on our own stories? Why can't we make purely Indian films in India?'.
Phalke bought a Willamson camera and returned to India to find a cast and crew
to be a part of his first ambitious film Raja Harishchandra.
Phalke is credited with many innovations, including India's first feature film in 1913.
His story is still making the news in 2009 with a new film, Harishchandrachi Factory, a two hour film which transports you back to the early 1900s to witness the making of India's first full-length feature film.
Phalke's work is also commemorated in a book. And many other places too!
Perhaps more important, his name is attached to the most prestigious film award in India today!