Mumbai: The images of two flowers brushing each other indicated a lip-lock between the hero and the heroine in the 60s. Symbols were used to portray a kissing scene on the silver screen in the 60s and 70s. Prior to that, in the 1950s there were fewer scenes representing physical intimacy between the male and the female protagonists. But did you know Indian cinema’s first on-screen kiss was in a silent film titled ‘A Throw of Dice’ in 1929? Yes, you heard it right! The lip-lock happened between Seeta Devi and Charu Roy in the aforementioned film.
Indian Cinema’s first on-screen lip-lock scene between Seeta Devi and Charu Roy in ‘A Throw of Dice’, a silent film
Devika Rani kisses real-life husband Himanshu Roy in ‘Karma’
Soon, Devika Rani, who is considered as Indian Cinema’s first lady, kissed her real-life husband Himanshu Roy in ‘Karma’ in 1933. And interestingly, the kiss is the one of longest in Indian cinema and it lasted for over 4 minutes!