Around India with a Movie Camera
  • Year0
  • Duration60 min

Alternative Title: Panorama of India: A Journey Through the Archive

A matchless collection of films shot in pre-independence India: from the beautiful Panorama of Calcutta (1899) – showing the holy city of Varanasi from the perspective of a river boat - to the glorious Tins for India (1941) which finds poetry in the kerosene can, directed by Bimal Roy - one of Indian cinema's greatest directors. All newly digitised by the BFI National Archive.

These films will be made accessible to audiences in the UK and India, mostly for the first time to view for free on the BFI Player as part of BFI’s year-long India on Film programme.

Supported by BFI

Also available to watch on Doc/Player      W3Schools

Associated session Playtime with Archive

  • Director(s): Various Directors
  • Producer(s): Various Producers
  • Country: India
  • Language: Various
  • Format: Video BluRay
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
Director Filmography
Sales Contact
Ros Cranston
Job Title
Non-Fiction Curatorial Team
BFI National Archive