There is nowhere else on earth where the cinema is infused with a culture more than in India. Mumbai, formerly Bombay, the capital of the Hindi language film industry releases more movies per year than Hollywood. Approximately 900 films are produced annually.
The photograph above shows the Metro Cinema in Mumbai featuring the King of Bollywood with actor Om Puri. The Metro was built in the 1930s and is the grand dame of Bollywood’s red carpet theaters. It was turned into a multiplex in recent years but the facade still retains it Art Deco roots.