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Bollywood's Pre-History: When Movies First Came To Mumbai (Much Earlier Than You Think)
"Movies first came to Mumbai on 7 July 1896. The Lumière brothers sent a man named Marius Sestier to screen their short films to a mostly British audience at the swanky Watson hotel. ... But local photographer Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar (popularly known as Save Dada) was at one of those first Mumbai shows - and he was promptly moved to order a camera of his own from the UK." The Guardian (UK) 07/25/13
Posted July 26, 2013 12:50 AM




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