Thursday 21st of September 2017 10:21:40 PM  Agra

First films India watched were not made in Bollywood

The first films India watched were not made in Bollywood but cinema had indeed arrived on India's shores. The year was 1896, and thanks to the country's colonial rulers, it was the Lumiere Brothers who introduced the art of cinema to the sub-continent. Bombay, as it was then called, was the first Indian city to screen Cinematography, six short films by these cinematic pioneers. But it was a portrait photographer called Harischandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar who made Indian 'motion picture' history. His short 'reality' film screened in 1899 was called The Wrestlers and was a simple recording of a local wrestling match.



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