This day marks the centennial of Indian cinema. From the monochrome pixels of Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra to the sleek montages of Bombay Talkies (a tribute to Indian cinema by four leading directors), celluloid in this country has had an eventful journey. Selecting memorable moments from these 100 years is akin to picking favourites from Sachin's 100 hundreds—it's a tough ask and quite a contentious task. Nevertheless, we’ve compiled a list of milestones that went on to advance cinema in India. Browse through the timeline and join us in the celebrations!
(This story appears in the 03 May, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)