First ever Motion
picture Screening in India at Watson's Hotel,
Bombay on July 7 by the Lumiere Cameraman Maurius
First films shown
in Calcutta and Madras. Clifton and Co. announce
daily screenings at their Meadows Street Photography
Two Italians, Colorello
and Cornaglia, organize film shows in tents at
the Azad Maidan Bombay. Amritlal Bose screens
a package of 'actualities' and 'fakes' st the
Star Theatre, Calcutta, with plays and variety
entertainments. The multinational Warwick Trading
Company commissions Panorama of Calcutta Newsreel.
Other Films include Poona Races and Train
Arriving at Churchgate Station by Andersonosnoscograph.
(Save Dada) films a wrestling match in Hanging
Gardens, Bombay - the first Indian Documentary.
Major Warwick establishes
a cinema in Madras. F.B. Thanewala's grand Kinetoscope
Newsreels establish the genre's commercial possiblities.
Hiralal Sen's Royal
Bioscope establishes Film Exhibition alongside
the Commercial Theatre in Calcutta, filming extracts
from plays. Save Dada films the return from Cambridge
of 'Wrangler' R.P. Paranjpye.
J.F. Madan acquires
equipment from Pathe and launches his bioscope
show in a tent on Calcutta's Maidan.
Save Dada and American
Biograph film Lord Curzon's Delhi Darbar marking
the enthronement of Edward VII.
Manek D. Sethna
starts the Touring Cinema Co. in Bombay showing
The Life of Christ, a two-reeler.
J.F. Madan turns
producer with Jyotish Sarkar's film of a protest
rally against partition of Bengal. Swamikannu
Vincent, a draughtsman for the railways, acquires
a projector and film from a visiting Frenchman
and sets up a touring cinema going around small
towns and villages in the South of India.