In 1935, on 10th March Another pioneer film maker Jyoti Prasad Agarwala made his first film 'Joymoti' in Assamese.
Jyoti Prasad went to Berlin to learn more about films.
Indramalati is another film he himself produced and directed after Joymoti.
The first film studio in South India, Durga Cinetone, was built in 1936 by Nidamarthi Surayya in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.
In 1933, East India Film Company produced its first Telugu film, Savitri.
The Indian government had established a Films Division by 1948, which eventually became one of the world's largest documentary film producers with an annual production of over 200 short documentaries, each released in 18 languages with 9,000 prints for permanent film theatres across the country.
The Apu Trilogy (1955–1959, Satyajit Ray) won major prizes at all the major international film festivals and firmly established the Parallel Cinema movement.
Swamikannu Vincent, who had built the first cinema of South India in Coimbatore, introduced the concept of "Tent Cinema" in which a tent was erected on a stretch of open land to screen films.
The first of its kind was in Madras, called Edison's Grand Cinemamegaphone.