Lights Camera Action! The Life And Times Of Dada Saheb Phalke (Hindi)


Author: Rupali Bhave
Illustrated by Sunayana Nair Kanjilal

9789350226377 | Centre Stapled | pp. 20 | 2019 | Pratham Books

Dadasaheb Phalke is known as the Father of Indian Cinema. Read about his life in this fascinating illustrated book.

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“Watch people move in the magic photographs! A picture two miles long! Only three annas!” This is how a magician named Dadasaheb Phalke invited people in the street to come and watch his first film. Other actors in this amazing story about the genius of Dadasaheb Phalke, the Father of Indian Cinema, include a cook who played a woman and the first film editor in Indian cinema who happened to be a woman and his wife! If you are a fan of films, you are sure to be fascinated by this script of his life and the making of first ever Indian film. It has all the ingredients of blockbuster!


Rupali Bhave
Illustrator: Sunayana Nair Kanjilal




Pratham Books


Center Stapled



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About the Author

The author conducts theatre workshops especially for children because she thinks that children are the most creative beings on this planet. She loves to write and narrate stories for children. She is an actress and theatre facilitator since 20 years. She is also a voice-artist and a translator.

The illustrator began her career in illustrative art in 2012. She has worked with authors and many publishing houses, including Reader’s Digest India and Orient Blackswan. She lives in Mumbai with her husband Srijoy and their dog Meea and has a great passion for travel, photography and poetry.


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