The Directory of Filmmakers and Film states Torne to be the first Indian to make and release a full-length story based film and therefore he is the father of Indian Cinema
Another reputed and established reference archive-Oxford's Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema(Page 227) mentions Torne's 'Pundalik' as the first Indian movie.Shouldn't he be given his due too , in the annals of Indian History? Shouldn't the state and the Central government , as well as the film industry constitute a series of awards in his honor too????
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