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1933: Key Events

  • The Indian Air Force is formed, named ‘Royal’ during WW2. The Indian Military Academy is started at Dehra Dun on the lines of the Sandhurst academy.
  • The government of India nationalises radio broadcasting.
  • Choudhury Rehmat Ali’s note of 28 January is the first time the word ‘Pakistan’ (Land of the Pure) is used: it is also a loose acronym for ‘Punjab, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Sind, Baluchistan’.
  • In Calcutta, Bengal Lamps is India’s first manufacturer of light bulbs and electrical equipment.
  • Natyamanwantar stages its landmark Marathi stage production, Andhalyanchi Shala.
  • Prabhat Studio moves to Pune; its Sairandhri, processsed and printed in Germany, becomes India’s first colour film.
  • Kolhapur Cinetone is started. Wadia Movietone is founded, establishing the stunt film as a respectable, big- budget genre, with Hunterwali (1935).
  • Vijay Bhatt and others start Prakash Pictures.
  • Vel Pictures and Tamil Nadu Talkies are launched in Madras.
  • Himansu Rai’s fourth international venture, Karma, is premièred in London.
  • The air-conditioned Regal Cinema opens in Bombay.