In India centuries back the words ‘See’ and ‘Watch’ were only used for the things that people found strange, amusing, appealing and entertaining. I’m talking particularly about the entertainment with the above mentioned words. Even though there are various things the words can be used for. But in the name of entertainment these words only meant for some plays that artists did or some dancing of monkeys and bears that enjoyed when a Madari came.
Bhartiya Cinema ka SafarThere were not the uses of these words for the lines like ‘hey! Watch the movie, see the film or see this movie’ because at that time there were not the things like movies and films in India. But gradually time changed and the history of rich Indian cinema started.
History of Indian CinemaThe first ones who made the first movie in the world was Lumiere Brothers that inspired many filmmakers around the world and when their movie screened at that time in Bombay, it planted the seed of filmmaking in India too. There were many who made and contributed in creating the rich history of Indian Cinema and still is but they were some pioneers that really paved the way for it.

Here is the look on the rich history of Indian Cinema:

•    The Wrestlers made by H.S Bhatavdekar in 1899 was the first film and also the first documentary film shot by an Indian.

•    The first Indian film that released in India was ‘Shree Pundalik’. It was a silent film in Marathi shot by Dadasaheb Torne on 18 May 1912 but there was a doubt lingering whether it was first released Indian film or not.

•    ‘Raja Harishchandra’ was the first full length motion picture India that was produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. He is the pioneer of India film industry. The movie was in Marathi. It was a commercial success too that paved the way for Indian Cinema.

•    Raghupathi Venkaiah Naidu was known as the pioneer in the production of silent Indian films. He was the first person to build and own cinema halls in India.

•    The first talking Indian film was ‘Alam Ara’ that was released on 14 March 1931 by Ardeshir Irani.

•    Chittor V. Nagaiah was the first multilingual film actor, music composer, singer, director and producer in India.

•    Durga Cinetone was the first film studio in India that was built by Nidamarthi Surayya in Rajahmundry in 1936 in AP.

•    Indra Sabha and Devi Devyani are the first movies that included song and dance.

•    Vishwa Mohini is the first Indian film that depicted the Indian movie world.

•    Varkari Sant, spiritual poet was the first Indian film that was screened at an international film festival in 1937.

The history of Indian Cinema is so rich that cannot be described in a few points. It continues to be rich and great. In above mentioned points you find some incredible benchmarkings of Indian Cinema that made it great in the world.