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filmmakers of India
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Actors  &  Others  of  India

Foreign Actors   •   Actors of Asia   •   Actors of Canada   •   Actors of China
Actors of France   •   Actors of Germany   •   Actors of Italy   •   Actors of Japan
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co-won Oscar for Best Costume Design for "Gandhi" [1982] - the first statuette won by a citizen of India     costume designer  Bhanu  Athaiya
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actor Abhishek Bachchan
married to Indian superstar and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai

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Amitabh Bachchan
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

awarded French Legion of Honor in 2007
Amitabh Bachchan fansite

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actress Vidya Balan

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Pramathesh Chandra  'P.C.'  Barua  [1903-51]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Chhabi  Biswas  [1900-62]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Prasenjit  Chatterjee
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Sabitri  Chatterjee
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Soumitra  Chatterjee
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Supriya  Choudhuri
IMDb listing

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Kanan  Devi  [1916?-92]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actor-director  Guru Dutt  [1925-64]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Guru Dutt, A Life in Cinema book by Nasreen Munni Kabir  
"Guru Dutt: A Life In Cinema" [1996]
by Nasreen Munni Kabir

Oxford Univ Press 10x7¼ pb [1/2006] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [5/98] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [10/96] out of print/used
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actor Sanjay 'Baba' Dutt
IMDb listing

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Utpal Dutt  [1929-93]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actress  Indrani Haldar
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actress  Amy Jackson
IMDb listing •

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Celina Jaitley
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

JJ's Celina Jaitley fansite

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Hindi star Aamir Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Inner & Outer Worlds of Shah Rukh Khan  "The Inner / Outer World of Shah Rukh Khan" [2005]
English-langauge documentaries; "Inner World" on disk 1 shows Khan's life in India, "Outer World" on disk 2 chronicles the 2004 road tour to U.K. & USA; not listed on IMDb
Eros color DVD [10/2005] 2 disks for $35.99
Shahrukh King Khan music album  "Shahrukh: The King Khan" music albums [2006 & 2007]
songs from Shah Rukh Khan's films
Volume 1: Saregama India Ltd. music CD [11/2006] 12 tracks for $16.98
Volume 2: Saregama India Ltd. music CD [2007] 13 tracks - out of prodn/used
Shahrukh Khan Still Reading Khan book by Mushtaq Shiekh  "Shahrukh Khan: Still Reading Khan" [USA 2007]
by Mushtaq Shiekh

O.M. Books Intl. 11½x11¼ hardcover [1/2007] for $89.99
King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan book by Anupama Chopra  "King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and The Seductive World of Indian Cinema" [2007] by Anupama Chopra
Warner Books 8x5½ pb [1/2007] out of print/used
Grand Central Publng 8½x5¾ hardcover [8/2007] for $17.14

Shahrukh Khan Blockbusters Volume 1 DVD box set  "Shahrukh Khan Blockbusters, Volume 1" DVD Box Set [2011]
these two same-titled Blu-ray disk sets show different contents!
Yash Raj Films color Blu-ray set [2013] 4 disks for $22.83
contains 4 Bollywood hit feature films: "Darr (Fear): A Violent Love Story" [1993], "DTPH: Dil To Pagal Hai (The Heart Is Crazy)" [1997], "Veer-Zaara" [2004], and "Jab Tak Hai Jaan (As Long As I Live)" [2012]
Yash Raj Films color Blu-ray set [2011?] 4 disks for $60.00
contains 4 Bollywood hit feature films: "Darr (Fear): A Violent Love Story" [1993], "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge"
[1995] box office smash, "DTPH: Dil To Pagal Hai (The Heart Is Crazy)" [1997], and "Mohabbatein (Love Stories)" [2000]
Shahrukh Khan Blockbusters Volume 2 DVD box set  "Shahrukh Khan Blockbusters, Volume 2" DVD Box Set [2011]
Yash Raj Films color Blu-ray set [2011] 4 disks for $22.83
Yash Raj Films color Blu-ray set [2011] 4 disks for $42.75
contains 4 Bollywood hit feature films: "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" [1995] box office smash, "Chak De! (Go For It!) India" [2007], "Mohabbatein (Love Stories)" [2000], and "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (God Destined The Couple)" [2008]

"Shah Rukh Khan: Thoughts On Humanity, Fame and Love" [17:51] filmed April 2017 at TED2017 conference

"T.E.D. Talks India: Nayi Soch" [Star Plus launched Dec 2017]  12/2017
Nayi soch means 'new ideas'; weekly Sunday-evening Hindi-language
broadcast on India's Star Plus channel
• hosted by Shah Rukh Khan
not yet listed at IMDb • announcement on the TED blog
  TED Talks India Nayi Soch TV series starring Shah Rukh Khan

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actor-director  Raj  Kapoor  [1924-88]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

brother actor  Sammi  Kapoor  [1931-2011]
"Tumsa Nahin Dekha" [1957]
"Junglee" [1961]

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actress Kareena 'Bebo' Kapoor {grandaughter of Raj Kapoor}
"Khushi Kabhie Gham..." [2001 hit]
"Chameli" [2004]
"3 Idiots" [2009 hit]

actress Karisma 'Lolo' Kapoor {grandaughter of Raj Kapoor}
"Raja Hindustani" {1996]
"Dil To Pagal Hai" [1997]
"Fiza" [2000]
"Zubeidaa" [2001]

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Uttam Kumar  [1926-80]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actress  Rani Mukerji
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actress  Madhabi Mukherjee
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Nargis {aka Nargees Dutt}  [1929-81]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation [est. 1981] in Old Westbury, NY

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Tapas Pal
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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superstar Aishwarya Rai
former Miss World; married to actor Abhishek Bachchan
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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superstar actor-director Rajinikanth  [b. 1950]: IMDb listing

"Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography" [Penguin Books Ltd 2012] by Naman Ramachandran ISBN 978-81-8475-796-5

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Bikash Roy: IMDb listing

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Debasree Roy
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Sabu {Dastagir}  [1924-64]

"Star of India: The Life and Films of Sabu" [BearManor Media, 2010] by Philip Leibfried

"Eclipse Series 30: Sabu!" [Criterion Collection] includes "Elephant Boy" [], "The Drum" [], "Jungle Book" [1942]

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actress & dancer Zohra Sehgal [1912-2014]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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Suchitra Sen
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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actress  Rituparna Sengupta
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

official Rituparna website

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actress  Sridevi {Kapoor}
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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director-actor  Rajen Tarafdar  [1917-87]
IMDb listing

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radio host & entertainer Malavika Varadan
morning radio podcast co-host on Bollywood Radio City 101.6 in U.A.E.
official website • no entry at Wikipedia

Books  About  India's  Cinema

Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema  "Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema (2nd Revised Edition)" [orig 1994]
Edited by Ashish Rajadhyaksha & Paul Willeman

British Film Institute 12x9¼ {4¾ pounds} pb [10/99] for $29.20
Routledge 12½x9½ {6 pounds!} hardcover [7/99] for $115.00
The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema book by Dinesh Raheja & Jitendra Kothari  "The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema" [1996]
by Dinesh Raheja & Jitendra Kothari

India Book House 11x8½ hardcover [1/96] for $49.95
Making Meaning in Indian Cinema book edited by Ravi S. Vasudevan  "Making Meaning In Indian Cinema" [2000]
Edited by Ravi S. Vasudevan

Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [12/2001] out of print/used
Oxford Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [6/2000] out of print/used
Bollywood Cinema / Temples of Desire  "Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire" [2001]
by Vijay Mishra

Routledge 9x6 pb [12/2001] for $30.95
Routledge 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2001] for $115.00
Bollywood, Indian Cinema Story book by Nasreen Munni Kabir  "Bollywood: The Indian Cinema Story" [2002]
by Nasreen Munni Kabir

Channel Four Books 9x6 pb [2/2002] out of print/used
Cinema India / Hindi Film  "Cinema India: The Visual Culture of Hindi Film" [2002]
by Rachel Dwyer & Divia Patel

Rutgers Univ Press 9¼x6¼ pb [9/2002] for $24.00
Rutgers Univ Press hardcover [9/2002] for $60.00
Bollywood by Lalit Mohan Joshi  "Bollywood: Popular Indian Cinema" [2002]
Edited by Lalit Mohan Joshi

Dakini Books 11½x10 hardcover [9/2002] for $59.95
Bollywood Dreams  "Bollywood Dreams: An Exploration of The Motion Picture Industry & Its Culture In India" [2003] by Jonathan Torgovnik
"Stunning." – L.A. Times Book Review
Phaidon hardcover [5/2003] for $27.97
Bollywood Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema book by Tejaswini Ganti  "Bollywood: A Guidebook To Popular Hindi Cinema" [2004]
by Tejaswini Ganti

Routledge 7½x5 pb [8/2004] for $26.95
Routledge 7¾x5¼ hardcover [8/2004] for $110.00
Indian Cinema Bollywood Saga book by Dinesh Raheja & Jitendra Kothari   "Indian Cinema: The Bollywood Saga" [2004]
by Dinesh Raheja & Jitendra Kothari

Roli Books 12¼x12¼ hardcover [10/2004] for $98.50 {sic}
Roli Books hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used
Behind The Scenes of Hindi Cinema  "Behind The Scenes of Hindi Cinema: A Visual Journey Through The Heart of Bollywood" [2005] by Johan Manschot & Marijke de Vos
K.I.T. Publrs 8¾x10½ pb [6/2005] for $36.14
Essential Guide To Bollywood  "The Essential Guide To Bollywood (illustrated)" [2005]
by Subhash K. Jha; Foreward by Amitabh Bachchan

Roli Books 8x6 pb [11/2005] for $11.01
100 Bollywood Films  "100 Bollywood Films (B.F.I. Screen Guides)" [2006]
by Rachel Dwyer

British Film Institute 6¾x5 pb [1/2006] for $15.56
British Film Institute 6¾x5 hardcover [1/2006] for $65.00
Bollywood, Sociology Goes to the Movies book by Rajinder Dudrah  "Bollywood: Sociology Goes To The Movies" [2006]
by Rajinder Kumar Dudrah

Sage Publns 8½x5½ pb [3/2006] for $47.95
Sage Publns hardcover [7/2011] for $94.00
Brand Bollywood  "Brand Bollywood: A New Global Entertainment Order" [2006]
by Derek Bose

Sage Publns 8½x5½ pb [11/2006] for $29.95
Bollywood History book by Mihir Bose  "Bollywood: A History" [2007]
by Mihir Bose

Tempus 7½x5 pb [6/2008] out of print/used
Tempus 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2007] out of print/many, many used
Inside The World of Indian Moviemaking book by Stephen Alter  "Fantasies of A Bollywood Love Thief: Inside The World of Indian Moviemaking" [2007] by Stephen Alter
A Western resident of Mumbai reports on the entrepreneurial Bollywood movie industry, focusing on "Omkara" [2006], an updated and uniquely Indian musical version of Shakespeare's Othello.
Harvest Books 8x5¼ pb [8/2007] for $11.70
Bollywood Reader book edited by Rajinder Dudrah & Jigna Desai   "The Bollywood Reader" [2008]
Edited by Rajinder Dudrah & Jigna Desai

Open University Press 9¼x6¾ pb [10/2008] for $49.00
Open University Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [10/2008] out of print/used
Bollywood & Globalization book edited by Mehta & Pandharipande  "Bollywood and Globalization: Indian Popular Cinema, Nation, and Diaspora" [2010]
Edited by Rini Bhattacharya Mehta & Rajeshwari V. Pandharipande

Anthem Press 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $40.00
Anthem Press 8¾x6¼ hardcover [1/2010] for $99.00
Reframing Bollywood book by Ajay Gehlawat  "Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema" [2010]
by Ajay Gehlawat

Sage Publns 8½x5½ hardcover [7/2010] for $29.95
Encyclopedia of Bollywood Film Actresses book by Renu Saran  "Film Actresses (Encyclopedia of Bollywood)" [2010]
by Renu Saran

Diamond 8¼x5½ pb [9/2010] for $17.95
Encyclopedia of Bollywood Film Actors book by Renu Saran  "Film Actors (Encyclopedia of Bollywood)" [2010]
by Renu Saran

Diamond 8½x5¼ pb [10/2010] for $17.95
Melodramatic Public Indian Cinema book by Ravi Vasudevan  "The Melodramatic Public: Film Form and Spectatorship In Indian Cinema" [2010]
by Ravi Vasudevan

Permanent Black 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2010] for $65.00
Palgrave Macmillan 8¾x5½ hardcover [1/2011] for $105.00
Bengali Cinema book by Sharmistha Gooptu  "Bengali Cinema: An Other Nation" [2010]
by Sharmistha Gooptu

Kindle Edition from T & F Books, UK [2/2011] for $27.29
Roli Books 8½x5¾ import hardcover [12/2010] for $39.00
Routledge 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/2010] for $140.00
Beyond the Boundaries of Bollywood book edited by Rachel Dwyer & Jerry Pinto  "Beyond The Boundaries of Bollywood: The Many Forms of Hindi Cinema" [2011]
Edited by Rachel Dwyer & Jerry Pinto

Oxford Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [3/2011] for $64.00
Indian Cinema, Faces Behind the Masks book by Anil Saari  "Indian Cinema: The Faces Behind The Masks" [2011]
by film critic Anil Saari, Introduction by Chatterjee Saibal

Oxford Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/2011] for $44.50
Bollywood Affair novel by Sonali Dev  "A Bollywood Affair" debut novel [2014] by Sonali Dev
Mili is betrothed at the age of 4; twenty years later she writes from America to India to ask why she has not been claimed; her groom believes that the marriage was long ago annulled, and so he is now remarried, with children. His screenwriter brother grabs at the chance to visit America, meets Mili and moves in next door to work on his latest assignment, a Bollywood musical romance film.
Kindle Edition from Kensington Books [10/2014] for $9.09
Kensington Books 8¼x5½ pb [10/2014] for $12.02

"Cinema India: The Visual Culture of Hindi Film" [9/2002] by Rachel Dwyer and Divia Patel

"Bollyworld: Popular Indian Cinema Through A Transnational Lens" [7/2005] by Raminder Kaur and Ajay J Sinha

"Bollywood: An Insider's Guide" [6/2006] by Fuad Omar

"Global Bollywood" [8/2008] by Anandam Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar

"Bombay Cinema: An Archive of the City" [4/2007] by Ranjani Mazumdar

"Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema" [7/2010] by Ajay Gehlawat

"The Melodramatic Public: Film Form and Spectatorship in Indian Cinema" [1/2011] by Ravi Vasudevan

"Censorship and Sexuality in Bombay Cinema" [12/2011] by Monika Mehta

"The Cambridge Companion to Modern Indian Culture" [5/2012] by Vasudha Dalmia and Rashmi Sadana

"Bless You Bollywood!: A Tribute to Hindi Cinema on Completing 100 Years" [6/2012] by Tilak Rishi

"The Magic of Bollywood: At Home and Abroad" [7/2012] by Anjali Gera Roy

"Routledge Handbook of Indian Cinemas" [4/2013] by K. Moti Gokulsing and Wimal Dissanayake

"From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry" [7/2013] by Aswin Punathambekar

"Bollywood Baddies: Villains, Vamps, and Henchmen in Hindi Cinema" [8/2013] by Tapan K Ghosh

"Encyclopedia of Indian Cinema" [7/2014] by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen

"Understanding India: Cultural Influences on Indian Television Commercials" [7/2014] by Rohitashya Chattopadhyay

"Film and Politics in India: Cinematic Charisma as a Gateway to Political Power" [6/2015] by Dhamu Pongiyannan

"Studying Indian Cinema" [6/2015] by Omar Ahmed

"A Journey Through 100 Years of Indian Cinema: A Quizbook on Indian Cinema" [6/2015] by Mr Saumya Chaki

"Twenty-First Century Bollywood" [Routledge 6/2015] by Ajay Gehlawat

"Dream Machine: Realism and Fantasy in Hindi Cinema" [8/2015] by Samir Dayal


Books on Foreign Cinema   •   Books on Asian Cinema   •   Books on Canadian Cinema
Books on French Cinema   •   Books on Chinese Cinema   •   Books on German Cinema
Books on Italian Cinema   •   Books on Japanese Cinema   •   Books on Mexican Cinema
Books on Russian Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of Spain

Cinema  Music  of  India

Rough Guide To Bollywood audio  
"The Rough Guide To Bollywood" [2002]
by various artists

World Music Network audio CD [3/2002] for $14.98
Best of Bollywood music CD  "The Best of Bollywood" [2003]
by various artists

Hip-O Records audio CD [5/2003] for $13.98
Hindi Film Song Music Beyond Boundaries book by Ashok Da. Ranade   "Hindi Film Song: Music Beyond Boundaries" [2006]
by Ashok Da. Ranade

Promilla 8¼x5¼ pb [12/2006] for $35.00
Hindi Film Songs and the Cinema book by Anna Morcom  "Hindi Film Songs and The Cinema" [2007]
by Anna Morcom

Soas/Ashgate 9x6¼ hardcover [11/2007] out of print/used

"Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance" [6/2008] by Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti

"Behind the Curtain: Making Music in Mumbai's Film Studios" [10/2008] by Gregory D. Booth

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film composer  Anil  Biswas  [1914-2003]
IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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won Oscar for Best Original Song for "Slumdog Millionaire" [2008]  won Oscar for Best Original Musical Score for "Slumdog Millionaire" [2008]    composer-musician  A.R.  Rahman
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

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composer-musician  Ravi Shankar [1920-2012]
official website • IMDb listing • Wikipedia

Ravi Shankar album Homage To Gandhi  
"Homage To Mahatma Gandhi" album [2004] by Ravi Shankar
Deutsche Grammophon audio CD [7/2004] for $11.98
Essential Ravi Shankar audio CD set  "The Essential Ravi Shankar" [2005]
R.C.A. remastered audio CD [10/2005] 2 disks for $24.98
Very best of Ravi Shankar on 2 music CD disks  "The Very Best of Ravi Shankar" [2010]
E.M.I. Classics music CD [9/2010] 18 tracks on 2 disks for $10.99

India  Cinema  Links
Magic Lantern's Box Office Hits Pages / India Section
Foreign Films [dot] com
Complete Index To World Film
Bengali Cinema pages at Calcutta Web
Yahoo! India Movies {beta}

Star Screen Awards [est. 1994 = January]: website • Wikipedia
India Times's Filmfare Awards [est. 1954 = March]: website • Wikipedia

Planet Bollywood

Bollywood news at Movie Talkies
Screen India newspaper & website
Real Bollywood Channel [est. 8/2014] on YouTube - celebrity news, gossip & style
Movie Talkies website: news, reviews & gossip\

B4U Television Network [est. 1999]
B4U Television Network was launched as both B4U Movies and B4U Music in 1999; B4Uplus was launched via Nilesat across the Middle East and North Africa,
then B4Uaflam was launched in April 2013 with Arabic-dubbed content. The Mumbai-based company brags of reaching 2 million potential viewers.
B4U Films, Plc. expanded into movie production and distribution in 2002, also producing original content for its channels.
official company website • company entry at Wikipedia

B4U Movies regional divisions: India + U.K. + U.S.A. + Canada + B4U plus + B4U aflam
B4U Music regional divisions: India + U.K. + U.S.A. + Canada

India Production & Distribution Companies
B.R. Films Intl. Pty. Ltd. [est. 1992] distributes Tamil-language films
CinéMaya Media Group [est. 2000] of India, USA & Canada
Prime Focus Group - multiple locations in India [est. 1997]
Ramoji Film City [est. 1996; world's largest] near Hyderabad, India
Samtani StereoVision 3-D [est. 1975] of India
Sundial Pictures [est. 2009] of Mumbia, India

U.T.V. Motion Pictures Group [est. 1996] based in India, London & USA {owned by Disney}
official website • Wikipedia

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