J.F. Madan opens the Elphinstone Picture Palace
in Calcutta, the first of his cinema chain. Pathe
establishes office in India.
Abdulallay Esoofally, a South Asian and Singaporean
traveling showman starts exhibiting in India.
Phalke attends a screening of The Life of
Christ at P.B. Mehta's American - Indian Cinema
and decides to become a filmmaker himself.
Anandi Bose, Debi Bose and others start the Aurora
Cinema Co. showing films in tents as part of a
variety bill. The Coronation Durbar of King George
V held in Delhi is filmed by several Indians.
(S.N. Patankar, Hiralal Sen, Madan Theatres)
Two amateurs N.G. Chitre and R.G. Torney attempt
a narrative film, about 1500 feet long, of a play
Phalke's Raja Harishchandra, 3700 feet long,
opens on 21st April to a select audience and opens
commercially on 3rd May in Bombay's Coronation
Phalke shows his first three features - Raja
Harishchandra, Mohini Bhasmasur and Satyavan Savitri
in London. R. Venkiah and R.S. Prakash build Madras'
first permanent cinema, The Gaiety.
First South Indian feature - R. Nataraja Mudaliar's