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Movies
India's film industry began in Bombay
(Mumbai) and is called "Bollywood" after
its American counterpart, Hollywood.
Many Bollywood movies have themes
based on Hindu stories, feature musical
numbers, and use the Hindi language.
India produces more feature films than
any other country in the world, and their
international audience is growing.
The southern city of Chennai has
its own film industry that produces
films in the Tamil language. This film
center is called "Kollywood" after the
Kodambakkam district of Chennai.

Cast members from the 2008 hit movie Slumdog
Millionaire pose at the Academy Awards. Movies like
Slumdog Millionaire showed that films about India are
often popular in Western culture.

Before You move on
Make Inferences How do music and movies unify
people of South Asia?

ongoing assessment

speaking Lab
Critical Viewing Actors perform
a scene in a Bollywood movie. Based
on details in this scene, how does
this movie compare to movies you
have seen?

GeoJournal
GeoJournal

turn and talk Do music and movies bring
people together in the United States? Think about
your answer, and then work with a group to
develop a response that can be presented orally to
the class. Your first sentence will answer the
question. Each person in the group adds one
sentence for support. Be prepared to present your
response to the class.
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