The visionary Wadia

J. B. H. Wadia of Wadia Movietone pioneered the making of movies in various genres, including stunt films and political documentaries
Shyam Benegal

Noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal’s article has been reprinted, with permission, from Wadia Movietone, a catalog for the online auction from the estate of Riyad Wadia, November 2021. Cinema came to India within a couple of years of its invention in the last decade of the 19th century. Dadasaheb Phalke is considered the Father of Indian Cinema as he was the first filmmaker to have produced the very first full-length film in India that could be shown theatrically all on its own. This was in the year 1913. Overnight, it replaced live theater with cinematic features. This was the beginning of the......

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