First Theatrical film
Shreepad Sangit Mandali, a theatre group of Bombay, was giving shows of the play “Pundalik”. Narayan Govind Chitre alias Nana Bhai Chita of India Press, Bombay and R.P. Tipnis, Manager of Corontion Cinematograph, decided to picturise the stageplay Pundalik. They took R.G. Torney alias Dada Saheb Torney, to direct the proposed film. M/s Bourne and Shepherd, a British concern, joined hands with the promoters by providing them a cameraman, Johnson to shoot the film. The film also was named “Pundalik” and was exhibited on May 18, 1912 at Coronation Cinematography, Bombay.