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First Indian movie nominated for Oscar

Mother India (1957) was India’s first film to be nominated for Academy Award (informally known as Oscar ). The film made it to the final shortlist and was nominated alongside four other films in...

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First talkie Indian movie

Alam Ara was the first Indian talkie film. It was directed by Ardeshir Irani. Alam Ara debuted at the Majestic Cinema in Mumbai (then Bombay) on 14 March 1931. The first Indian talkie was...

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First National Film Award for Best Actress

Nargis Dutt was the first actress to win the National Film Award for theĀ Best Actress in 1968 for her performance in Raat Aur Din. The film was a critical acclaim for its story and...

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First Indian film with only a single actor

Yaadein is a 1964 Hindi film directed and produced by Sunil Dutt also starring himself. The only other actor in the film is Nargis Dutt that too in a silhouette in the final scene....