Bollywood in soft global push

Indian cinema gains popularity as films taken on more gritty, realistic storylines.

    Some of Indian cinema's biggest stars have turned out in Singapore for the industry's annual awards ceremony.

    They are in town for the International Indian Film Academy Awards, but the move east demonstrates Indian cinema's growing global audience.

    Its gaining popularity has much to do with the genre's evolution as films taken on more gritty, realistic storylines, as opposed to the tried and tested themes of love or filial piety.

    Florence Looi reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Thou Shalt Not Kill: Israel's Hilltop Youth

    Meet the hardline group willing to do anything, including going against their government, to claim land for Israel.