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Top 10 Best Indian Silent Movies Of All Time

Top 10 Best Indian Silent Movies Of All Time English Article

The first talkie film was made in the year 1931. Before that, we used to have silent films. There are so many great silent films made in India. Most silent films were based on mythology. Here is the list of some Indian silent films.

1. Raja Harishchandra

Raja Harishchandra is a short silent film, released in 1913. This film was directed, and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. The story was written by Rancchodbai Udayram. The main cast is Bhalachandra D. Phalke, D. D. Dabke, and Anna Salunke Anna Hari Salunke was the first female actor of In >> Read More... Anna Salunke . The story is based on King Harishchandra.

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2. Lanka Dahan

Lanka Dahan is a silent film, released in 1917. This film was directed by Dadasaheb Phalke. This story is adapted from a Ramayana, written by Valmiki. The main cast is Anna Salunke, Mandakini Phalke Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Mandakini Phalke , Ganpat G. Shinde, and D. D. Dabke. The story is about Hanuman burning down Lanka because Ravana humiliates Hanuman.

3. Keechaka Vadham

Keechaka Vadham is the first silent film made in South India, released in 1917. This film was directed by R. Nataraja Mudaliar. The main cast is Raju Mudaliar, and U. R. Jeevarathinam. This film is based on Mahabharata, where Keechak tries to pursue Draupadi. Nataraja Mudaliar is known as The Father Of Tamil Cinema.

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4. Shakuntala

Shakuntala is a silent film, released in 1920. This film was directed by Suchet Singh. The main cast is Dorothy Kingdon, Goharjaan, Samson, Sutria, and Signorina Albertini. This story is about king Dushyantha, who falls in love with a beautiful Maiden, Shakuntala, while hunting. He gives her a ring as a symbol, but she loses it, and the king has amnesia.

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5. Bhakta Vidur

Bhakta Vidur is a silent film, released in 1921. This film was directed by Kanjibai Rathod. The main cast is Dwarkadas Sampat Dwarkadas Sampat was a producer and innovator born >> Read More... Dwarkadas Sampat , Maneklal Patel, and Homi Master Bio coming soon... >> Read More... Homi Master . This was the first film to face a ban. This story is based on Mahabharata. The story is about Vidura, the father of Kauravas, who shows his compassion, and sympathy towards Pandavas.

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6. Bilat Firat

Bilat Firat is a Bengali silent film, released in 1921. This film was directed by Nitesh Chandra Laharry. The main cast is Dhirendra Nath Ganguly Dhirendra Nath Ganguly aka Dhiren Ganguly/ D G is >> Read More... Dhirendra Nath Ganguly , Sushilabala, Nripen Bose, and Manmata Pal. It was the first film, that portrayed a kiss scene. It was the first silent love story.

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7. Marthanda Varma

Marthanda Varma is a Malayalam silent film, released in 1933. This film was directed by P. V. Rao. The main cast is Jaidev, A. V. P. Menon, Devaki, and Padmini. This film is based on the novel written by C. V. Raman Pillai. This film is about King Marthanda. It is about the adventure of his life, and how he eliminates his rival kingdoms.

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8. Kaliya Mardhan

Kaliya Mardhan is a silent film, released in 1919. This film was directed by Dadasaheb Phalke. The main cast is Neelkanth, and Mandakini Phalke. The story is about Lord Krishna, who fights the huge snake Kaliya, who made the life of Mathura residents miserable.

 

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9. Prem Sanyas

Prem Sanyas is a silent film, released in 1925. This film was directed by Himanshu Rai Born in Cuttack, Orissa, in the year 1892, Himansh >> Read More... Himanshu Rai , and Franz Osten Franz Osten was born on December 23, 1876 in Munic >> Read More... Franz Osten . The main cast is Himanshu Rai, Seeta Devi Seeta Devi was born in 1912 as Renee Smith. She is >> Read More... Seeta Devi , and Rani Bala. This story is about an old man, who tells the story of Gautama, and how he founded Buddhism.

10. A Throw Of Dice

A Throw Of Dice is a silent film, released in 1929. This film was directed by Franz Osten. The main cast is Charu Roy, Himanshu Rai, Seetha Devi, and . The story is about two kings, who are in love with the same girl. The two kings love gambling. So, they decide to play a game to decide who will marry her. The King who was chosen by the woman loses the game. After a long struggle, they reunite.