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Kamal Swaroop, Dadasaheb Phalke, film

" Kamal Swaroop...you mean panditji?"
The reply I got from my elder cousin when I asked him if he had seen the film Om Dar Badar by Kamal Swaroop.


A comment on my previous post about Om Dar Badar led me to an interesting website about the documentary being made by Kamal Swaroop on Dadasaheb Phalke, father of the Indian film industry.

"I was born in Kashmir in 1952.My father was an educationist. I was brought up in Ajmer Pushker."

Kamal Swaroop's story board on Phalke starts with these lines that trace his own origin.

So my cousin did remember.

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Here's an excellent video (thanks to cdsjaik) on how the film on Dadasaheb Phalke is coming together. This one traces Dadasaheb Phalke's days in Nasik, his birth place . The episode narrated here, interposed with some archival footage, involves Phalke's daughter Mandakini, who also acted in his films:

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