In this episode I explain how and when movies first came to British India. I also introduce a number of characters who feature prominently in the development of South Asia’s film culture and industry.
Marius Sestier was a Frenchman, working for the Lumiere brothers who exhibited the first motion pictures in India.
Needless to say, as you can see, his visit to India created quite a sensation.
Smitten by the possibility of film, men such as Dadasaheb Phalke (above) dedicated their lives to making movies and changed India forever.
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