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Director  V. Shantaram
Music director  Govindrao Tembe
Country  India
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History
Duration  
Language  Marathi
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Release date  January 23, 1932 (1932-01-23)
Writer  Munshi Ismail Farooque (Hindi dialogue), N.V. Kulkarni (Marathi dialogue), N.V. Kulkarni (screenplay), N.V. Kulkarni (story), Valmiki (author Ramayana)
Screenplay  N.V. Kulkarni, Munshi Ismail Farooque
Cast  Govindrao Tembe (Harishchandra), Durga Khote (Taramati), Master Vinayak (Rohidas), Baburao Pendharkar (Mahajan Ganganath), Shankarrao Bhosle
Similar movies  Related V Shantaram movies

Ayodhyecha Raja, literally "The King of Ayodhya", was the first Marathi talkie, released in 1932, directed by Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (V. Shantaram). It is based on the mythological story of Raja Harishchandra of Ayodhya and his test by sage Vishwamitra, as recounted in Valmiki's epic, Ramayana.

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The film was also made as a double-version, Ayodhya Ka Raja (1932) in Hindi, making it the first double version talkie of Indian cinema, wherein Munshi Ismail Farooque wrote the Hindi dialogue, while screenwriter N.V. Kulkarni also did Marathi dialogue. India's first full-length feature film, Raja Harishchandra (1913), was also made on the same storyline.

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Significance

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The film was not just Prabhat Film Company's first talkie film, but also for its director, V. Shantaram. In its time, it was a leap not just in sound, song and dialogue quality and became a hit. Eventually, it turned out to be a social leap as well for the film industry, as the entry of Durga Khote, who belonged to an upper class and elite Brahmin family into Marathi cinema, paved way for other women from upper classes to enter cinema. V. Shantaram made another version film, Duniya Na Mane (Kunku in Marathi) in 1937.

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After the 2003 fire at the National Archives of India, Pune in which prints of first Indian talkie Alam Ara (1931) were lost, it is also the earliest surviving talkie of Indian cinema.

Cast

  • Govindrao Tembe - Harishchandra
  • Durga Khote - Taramati
  • Baburao Pendharkar - Mahajan Ganganath
  • Master Vinayak - Rohidas
  • Nimbalkar
  • Shankarrao Bhosle
  • Soundtrack

    Ayodhyecha Raja has music by Govindrao Tembe:

  • "Shiv Shankara, Girjavaran"
  • "Jai Jai Rajadiraj"; singer: Vasant Desai
  • References

    Ayodhyecha Raja Wikipedia
    Ayodhyecha Raja IMDb


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