Making a song and dance of it

The film weaves together well-known songs and scenes from a variety of popular Hindi movies in an attempt to offer viewers a sense of what gives Bollywood its distinctive character. It contains a few interviews with experts. The idea for this is that of master director Shekhar Kapur.

While serving on the main jury of the Cannes Film Festival last year, the director had a conversation with Thierry Fremaux, one of the main organisers of the festival. “He spoke of the international audience’s fascination with Bollywood,” recalled Shekhar.

“But it was his inability to find a film that he could show in the main section that urged me to make a film specially for Cannes,” added the popular director.

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