Heavenly stories, Bollywood dreams

Rayamana ( Chris Lewis/Flickr)

There are two things that every Indian knows intimately and loves deeply: the stories of the two great Indian epics – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata – and the celluloid dreams of Bollywood. High art and popular kitsch. But as Dheera Sujan disovers, they have more in common than you would think.