Postal Stamp Image : SCENE FROM RAJA HARISH CHANDRA 1373 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 30/05/1989
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1373
Stamp Information : 75 Years of Indian Cinema India is among the earliest countries in the world to have adopted the cinema. Within 6 months of public showing of "Cinematographe" of Lumiere Brothers to British, Russian and Americam audiences, the people of Bombay saw this new wonder show at Watson's Hotel, Bombay. Very soon, the great Indian enterpreneur Dhundiraj Govind Phalke (popularly known as dadasaheb Phalke) successfully produced the first Indian Story film "RAJA HARISHCHANDRA" in 1913- overcoming enormous obstacles and successfully screened this short film (3,700 feet-4 reels) at Coronation Cinema, Bombay on May 13, 1913. The first Indian Cinema "RAJA HARISHCHANDRA" was widely praised by the press and ran initially for a record 23 days- or six times the normal run of silent films of those days. The success of "RAJA HARISHCHANDRA" took the contry by storm. Madras became the second important film production centre, where R. Natraj Mudaliar made "KEECHAKA VADHAM" in1919 followed by J.F. Madan of Calcutta who made "NAL DAMAYANTI" in 1920. From this humble beginning, Cinema in India became a great industry with glorious traditions and accomplishments. It proved a big force fo national unity and national integration and during the period of the Indian freedom struggle, cinema inspired thousands of its audience with sentiments of natinalism. In the 75 years of its existence, Indian cinema has produced the largets number of feature films in the world (about 850 to 900 every year. More than 2.5 crore Indian see Indian films every day. The cinema is the single largest desseminator of popular culture and plays a significant role as a medium of entertainment, information, education and as a catalyst of social change. text Courtesy: Film Federation of India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp depicts a scene from the film "RAJA HARISHCHANDRA". The stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road, first day cover by Brijraj Goel and cancellation by Nenu Gupta.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.98 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 42
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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