September 2010

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1907

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
J. F. Madan opens the Elphinstone Picture Palace in Calcutta, the first of his cinema chain.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1906

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
J.F. Madan’s Elphinstone Bioscope Co. dominates indigenous film production.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1905

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
J. F. Madan turns producer with Jyotish Sarkar’s film of a protest rally against Partition

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1904

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
Manek D. Sethna starts the Touring Cinema Co. in Bombay, showing The Life of Christ (two reels).

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1903

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
H.S. Bhatavdekar and American Biograph film Lord Curzon’s Delhi Durbar, marking the enthronement of Edward VII.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1902

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
J. F. Madan launches his bioscope show in a tent on Calcutta’s Maidan, the foundation of a massive exhibition and distribution empire which dominated silent Indian, Burmese and Sri Lankan cinemas.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1901

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
Hiralal Sen’s Royal Bioscope establishes film exhibition alongside the commercial theatre in Calcutta, filming extracts from plays.

H.S. Bhatavdekar films the landing of Sir M. M. Bhownuggree and the arrival (returning from Cambridge University) of Sir Wrangler Mr R. P. Paranjpye.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1900

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
Major Warwick establishes a cinema in Madras. F. B. Thanawala’s Grand Kinetoscope newsreels establish the genre’s commercial possibilities.

Footage of the Boer War is released at the Novelty Cinema, Bombay.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1899

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
H.S. Bhatavdekar films a wrestling match in Bombay’s hanging gardens.

Bollywood – Year by Year – 1898

By |September 17th, 2010|

Important Events
Two Italians, Colorello and Cornaglia, organize film shows in tents at the Azad Maidan, Bombay.

Hiralal Sen starts making films.

Amritlal Bose screens a package of ‘actualities’ and ‘fakes’ at the Star Theatre, Calcutta, with plays and variety entertainments.

The multinational Warwick Trading Co. commissions Panorama […]