Bollywood’s beautiful centenary in 2013

by Peter D. Marshall

by Mehboob Bawa.

INDIAN cinema proudly celebrates 100 years in 2013. This iconic film industry, which produces more than 800 films a year in various Indian languages, has entertained audiences offering a variety of film-making styles with a melodious musical score at the heart of almost every film.

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival the largest contingent from the Indian film industry to date are present. Vidya Balan (Parineeta, Dirty Picture) is serving as a jury member.

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was there to represent the industry and to mark his appearance in the Hollywood film The Great Gatsby.

Bachchan is filled with praise for emerging Indian film-makers.

“I feel great because they are very capable, doing a great job and all of them are moving in the right direction.”

Read the rest of this article from Cape Times.

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