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    Mumbai Heritage Walk: My tryst with drama, sepia cinema, and, the Royal Opera House

    When quiz about the history of Indian Cinema the first thought that passes my mind is of the Indian realistic silent film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ (1993) based on the legend of Raja Harishchandra narrated in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. And the rest is history (literally!). But do you know the film was premiered on April 21, 1913 at the Olympia Theatre in Grant Road for a selected audience and later at Girgaon’s Bombay’s Coronation Cinema