India’s first talkie presentation – Melody of Love

Chaplin Cinema in 2013. Image Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license)

In 1929, Madan Theatres exhibited the first talking picture in India, Universal’s Melody of Love at the Elphinstone Picture Palace in Calcutta. Sadly this is one of the many “lost silent films”, due to the fragility of film reel at the time. According to Amrit Ganger: This was the first theatre in the East to… Continue reading India’s first talkie presentation – Melody of Love

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