Celebrating 100 years of Indian film
In May 1913 the first full-length Indian feature film, Raja Harishchandra, was released, marking the birth of the Indian film industry.
To celebrate its 100th birthday, read Annette Kuhn and Guy Westwell's (authors of A Dictionary of Film Studies) article about how India has become one of the world's most prolific film-producing nations. Join them as they explore the history of Indian film from its silent era ‘socials’, to the heydays of the 1930s, the money laundering of the 1940s, and the phenomenon of Bollywood. Read on to find out more.