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.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Production Company||Spring Films|
|Participant||Vidhu Vinod Chopra|
|Participant||Siddharth Roy Kapur|