Filmmaker Dada Saheb Phalke, thought to be the daddy of Indian cinema, should be conferred the title of Bharat Ratna for his contribution to the movie trade, his grandson Chandrashekhar Pusalkar has mentioned.
Phalke’s 1913 silent movie Raja Harishchandra is taken into account the primary full-length Indian function movie. In his profession of practically twenty years, Phalke helmed 95 feature-length movies resembling Mohini Bhasmasur, Satyavan Savitri and Kaliya Mardan.
During a session on the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Pusalkar mentioned it will be becoming if the cinema legend obtained the nation’s highest civilian award. He additionally hoped that the movie trade thought-about making a biopic on his illustrious profession.
“The event is correct as it’s the one hundred and fiftieth delivery anniversary of my grandfather and a befitting recognition would come by conferring upon him the title of Bharat Ratna posthumously. Also, the movie trade should severely take into consideration making a biopic on him.
“Celebrities will come and go but as long as cinema is there, Dada Saheb Phalke will be remembered,” Pusalkar mentioned. The newest version of the film gala is paying homage to Phalke with screenings of his movies on the pageant.
Pusalkar mentioned the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, awarded for lifetime contribution to cinema by the Government of India, has saved the filmmaker’s legacy alive.
“If the government had not taken such an initiative, my grandfather’s work or life would have been ended in two pages, but now people know and respect him for his immense contribution to Indian cinema,” he added.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was the recipient of 2018 Dadasaheb Phalke Award.