100 years of Bollywood

May 03, 2013, 14:52 IST | Team MiD DAY

On this day exactly a century ago, the release of India's first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' unleashed the magic of movies that has since permeated into our lives; MiD DAY celebrates the journey of Indian cinema � right from its humble beginnings � with some of the industry's achievers

100 years of Bollywood

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