The National Film Archive of India has a record of about 1313 silent films produced in India in the last 22 years. It was one of the most productive eras of the Indian cinema. From the beginning, as everywhere in the world, silent films had musical accompaniments. The Indian Films had a small orchestra of Indian music, usually consisting of traditional instruments as the 'tabla', 'sarangi' and the 'harmonium'. With the advent of the Silent Era in the film industry there evolved slowly but steadily several genres for the Indian films.

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Silent Era in the history of Indian Cinema became popular in the colonial period which stressed on Indian mythological stories and the nationalism