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India's movie industry sees growth

3 May 2013 Last updated at 03:43 BST

This week India celebrates 100 years since the first homemade feature film was screened.

Movies are almost a national obsession and the industry has developed across various regions of the country to become a big revenue earner.

Shilpa Kannan has been taking a look at the film industry from Chennai in Southern India.