Raja Harishchandra - 1913- India's First Silent Film
The whole film (53 min.) is below
"It actually has the very first wet-sari scene ever in Indian cinema, which is a tradition that exists still today," Vick says, referring to a scene in which male actors cross-dressing in saris as women bathing in a fountain. (According to Vick, "Phalke could not get any women to perform in his film.") from the NPR interview, May 4, 2013. Read the entire story at: Bollywood's Early Roots as a Silent Film, by Hansi Lo Wang.