The History of Indian Cinema from 1896 to the Present Day
Indian film history dates back to the very earliest years of the cinema, and its film industry has produced many of the major contributors to movie history. By clicking on any of the links below you will find summaries of the significant events and incidents that occurred in that particular period, and a growing number of in-depth articles giving detailed accounts of the Indian movie industry’s key moments and personalities, both past and present.
1896-1910 1911-1920 1921-1930 1931-1940 1941-1950
1951-1960 1961-1970 1971-1980 1981-1990 1991-2000