Bollywood: popular Indian cinema

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Dakini Books, Sep 1, 2002 - Performing Arts - 351 pages
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Bollywood, the popular term for the Indian film industry, has become one of the largest in the world, producing over 800 movies a year. In the course of its century-long history, it has steadily retold the myths, folk tales, and legends of India through the modern medium of motion pictures. Today Bollywood productions attract over one billion moveigoers worldwide. This is the ultimate guide to Hindi cinema, celebrating what is now a far-reaching and world renowned cultural phenomenon. Illustrated with hundreds of rarely seen images from various film archives, it is written by the most prominent voices in film writing.

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