Since the late 1990s, when Bollywood really arrived in Europe, the sounds, images and everything else associated with India’s film industry have spread in different ways in different countries and at different paces.
One place where Bollywood has certainly made an impact is France – but not simply in terms of the traditional movie going experience. I’m always looking for new and interesting ways that Bollywood movies have had an effect in European countries, so I was delighted a while back to come across Paris-based band Olli and the Bollywood Orchestra, an outstanding ensemble that plays with and builds on some of the numerous traditional sounds we associate with India and its movies.
While many eyes have been on China’s exploding box office numbers of late – now the world’s second highest – there is an equally epic world of cinema right next door in India where just as many if not more jaw-dropping figures deman... Read Post
Rupert Murdoch's new iPad newspaper, The Daily, debuted yesterday featuring Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia's meditation on why the kitschy, cheesy film industry of Bollywood, India might prove to be a more effective ... Read Post