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Dadasaheb Phalke held the first show of 'Raja Harishchandra' - which is widely considered the first Indian feature film - at Bombay’s Olympia Picture Palace on April 21, 1913. It was commercially premiered on May 3 at Coronation Cinematograph and Variety Hall, Sandhurst Road, Girgaum, Bombay.
The movie depicts the story of King Harishchandra, an ancient ruler from India, known for his honesty. 'Raja Harishchandra' features Dattatraya Damodar Dabke, Anna Salunke, Bhalchandra Phalke, and Gajanan Vasudev Sane.
Dadasaheb Phalke funded the movie himself. When he returned to India, he encashed his life insurance policies and his wife sold her jewellery to obtain the money required to make the movie.