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Bollywood and Beyond: A Century of Indian Cinema

Sanjeev Bhaskar travels across the subcontinent to get under the skin of the Indian movie business, meeting the stars of the silver screen and the people behind the scenes.

Indian cinema has the largest audience of any art form on the planet.

With a population of over a billion, India has recently enjoyed an economic boom and its movie stars are treated like deities. Today their fame stretches across the diaspora, in what has become a truly global industry.

As Indian cinema celebrates its centenary, Sanjeev Bhaskar travels across the subcontinent to get under the skin of the Indian movie business as never before.

From young hopefuls in the slums of Mumbai to superstars like Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan, he meets the stars of the silver screen and the people behind the scenes - legendary producers, directors, musicians and choreographers - exploring the stories behind some of the greatest films ever made.

Sanjeev grew up in west London, with Indian films providing the backdrop to his childhood, and in a warm and nostalgic live performance, Sanjeev takes us on a personal journey through the most chaotic and intriguing entertainment industry on the planet.

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 May 2019 01:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    The Who

    Baba O'Riley

  • 00:07

    The Who

    Baba O'Riley

  • 00:21

    The Ballalloes

    Duel By Flood Light! (Part 27)

  • 00:38

    Kishore Kumar & Manna Dey

    Yeh Dosti Hum Nahin (Happy)

  • 00:56

    Rihanna

    Diamonds

  • 01:28

    Shreya Ghoshal & Sonu Nigam

    Zoobi Doobi

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sanjeev Bhaskar
Production Company Spring Films
Producer Deep Sehgal
Director Deep Sehgal
Producer Ed Dallal
Participant Javed Akhtar
Participant Shabana Azmi
Participant Asha Bhosle
Participant Anupama Chopra
Participant Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Participant Rana Daggubati
Participant Shiamak Davar
Participant Kareena Kapoor
Participant Siddharth Roy Kapur
Participant Anurag Kashyap
Participant Aamir Khan
Participant Saif Khan
Participant Baburao Laadsaheb
Participant PK Nair
Participant SS Rajamouli
Participant Rakesh Roshan
Participant Ramesh Sippy
Participant Sharmila Tagore

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