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Bollywood posters go on show
9:00am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
Bollywood posters are going on display in Bradford to celebrate the centenary of the Indian film industry.
It is 100 years since the first Indian feature film, Raja Harishchandra.
The National Media Museum is marking the occasion with the exhibition Bollywood Icons: 100 Years of Indian Cinema, from March 8 to June 16.
Bollywood commentator Irna Qureshi said the exhibition formed part of a wider celebration of the anniversary at the museum and in Bradford.
It notes some of the biggest Indian names in film, including four generations of the Kapoors, regarded as the first family of Indian cinema.
On display will be vintage and contemporary posters, including rare first prints and handpainted prints.
The exhibition also explores iconic women in Indian cinema, including Fearless Nadia, an Australian who starred in dozens of Indian films from the 1930s.
This year’s Bradford International Film Festival features a selection of Indian films under the banner Happy Birthday, Indian Cinema!