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Indian cinema

Bollywood posters adorn streets throughout India, (photo by Britta Jaschinski)
Bollywood posters adorn streets throughout India

Entertainment in India (which is our Destination of the Month for March) is dominated by a vibrant film industry.

In 1896, the Lumière Brothers’ films were first shown in Mumbai; now India’s film industry is even bigger than Hollywood, producing around 900 feature films a year.

You may be familiar with the colourful song-and-dance routines that lend Indian cinema its famous character, but do you know your Bollywood from your Tollywood?

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