We all know the first full-length Indian film ever made was the silent movie Raja Harischandra, by Dadasaheb Phalke. We are all familiar with the extravagant drum dance from Chandralekha. We have seen the grainy footage of Ashok Kumar as a young man, of the first actresses who replaced men in drag, of Fearless Nadia, of the earliest talkies filmed in this country. We have spent nostalgic weekend afternoons watching special shows on the cinema of the forties and fifties on televis