Cinema diaspora: The impact of the Indian film industry outside of Asia

Bollywood Dancers in London (©Wikimedia)

Hindi cinema or Bollywood films are a major source of entertainment for many Indians. But these movies are also a major influence on the millions of South Asians who have settled all over the world. And they even appeal to audiences in countries ranging from Japan to Russia. But what do these Bollywood films mean to the present generation of South Asians living in, say, London or The Hague? 

Producer: Jonathan Groubert

Broadcast: November 10, 2001