Sunday, March 05, 2006

Hooray for Bollywood!

Today is the Superbowl of cinema: The Academy Awards.

In Hollywood (not too far from where I live) this evening gleaming, golden Oscars will be handed out to movie stars, directors, producers and a bunch of other folks who make films.

Oh sure, there have been lots of famous Hollywood people on postage stamps, but what about 'Bollywood' actors, actresses, producers, directors, etc?

What's 'Bollywood' you ask?

According to MousePlanet. com. "At the broadest definition, Bollywood is the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India."

"Bollywood has its own traditions and conventions, the most obvious of which is that almost everything is a musical, melodrama is the standard, and it is very clean (from a sexual point of view)"

To see some more Bollywood stamps like the one shown above (Scott, India #1476-77) which honors Satyajit Ray and his film Pather Panchali, click here.

To find out more about what's happening in Bollywood, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:02 PM