Indian film director marks 100 years of Bollywood

Indian film director Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Indian cinema with a short film.

The film, Bombay Talkies, is inspired by a story written by Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

Indian film director Dibakar Banerjee Credit: Reuters

The story Patol Babu, Film Star, is about a middle-aged man getting his moment of fame playing a bit role in a movie.

Today marks 100 years since Dhundiraj Govind Phalke's black and white silent film Raja Harishchandra (King Harishchandra) was released on May 3, 1913, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood celebrates 100 years

Indian director Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Indian cinema with a short film as part of a Bollywood project by four Indian directors to show what the movies have meant to them.