20 Yrs Of the Mobile: Remember the First Film to Use a Cell Phone?

20 years ago, the first ever mobile call was made in India. Take a look at the first cell phone used in Bollywood.

Updated31 Jul 2015, 01:02 PM IST
Entertainment
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20 years ago on July 31st, 1995 - the first ever call via cell phone was made in India. The mobile phone has over the decades become an intrinsic part of our daily lives.

From what we could dig out, the cell phone made its debut in Bollywood a year later in the film Tere Mere Sapne, which released in December 1996. The film revolved around then newcomers - Chandrachur Singh and Arshad Warsi, who exchange their identities in a plot somewhat similar to Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.

The cell phone made its debut in Bollywood in this scene from <i>Tere Mere Sapne</i> (Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdlY15A_9f4">YouTube/Leo Traveller</a>)
The cell phone made its debut in Bollywood in this scene from Tere Mere Sapne (Source: YouTube/Leo Traveller)

Chandrachur Singh uses the cell phone to speak to his grandfather (Pran) in England.

Big B launched four newcomers in <i>Tere Mere Sapne </i>and the cell phone! (Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdlY15A_9f4">YouTube/Leo Traveller</a>)
Big B launched four newcomers in Tere Mere Sapne and the cell phone! (Source: YouTube/Leo Traveller)

Tere Mere Sapne was the first Hindi film produced by Amitabh Bachchan’s production house ABCL.

Chandrachur Singh using a mobile phone in<i> Tere Mere Sapne </i>(Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdlY15A_9f4">YouTube/Leo Traveller</a>)
Chandrachur Singh using a mobile phone in Tere Mere Sapne (Source: YouTube/Leo Traveller)

So now Chandrachur Singh has two things to be proud of in Bollywood - Maachis and for being the first actor in Bollywood to use a cell phone on the big screen!

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Published: 31 Jul 2015, 11:57 AM IST
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