Happy 100th Birthday Bollywood! The first Indian feature film, Raja Harishchandra, was released on May 3, 1913. Heard this segment on the commute home. There is a copy available on YouTube. Alas, it doesn’t have a soundtrack as discussed in the report.
"It actually has the very first wet-sari scene ever in Indian cinema, which is a tradition that exists still today," Vick says, referring to a scene in which male actors cross-dressing in saris as women bathe in a fountain. (According to Vick, "Phalke could not get any women to perform in his film.")