Marking the centenary of Indian cinema, AGI has put together a special limited edition issue which covers the length and breadth of India’s cinematic journey.
According to AGI contributor Mihir Bose;
“Bollywood is the most wonderful example of how India, living up to its description as a giant sponge, has taken a western medium and translated it into a wholly Indian product. The result is today the Mumbai based film industry is the biggest in the world, outranking Hollywood in the number of films made.”
Tracing the ways in which Indian cinema has both responded to and added to the commentary of social upheaval at every level, we examine how Bollywood has gone from being mere pop culture to symbolic of India’s international rise itself.
Speaking to both veterans of Indian cinema, as well as young and rising stars, we hope that this issue will offer a fascinating look at Indian cinema as it enters its second century.