BOLLYWOOD—A CULTURAL BRIDGE
Laakhon hain yahan dilwale.... That evergreen Mahendra Kapoor number from the 1960s played out in the boutique island resort here—bringing smiles to a group of Indian tourists
Kamal Dev, 56, lives here with his wife and three children. He is a huge fan of Mithun Chakraborty and Amitabh Bachchan. There’s also 22-year-old Krishna Prasad, who says South Indian films are a binding factor in his house. He loved the Baahubali franchise.
In all, there are 10 theatres across Fiji, including those in the capital city Suva and the country’s transportation hub, Nadi. All the theatres play the latest Bollywood movies. One theatre in Nadi flaunts a poster of Salman’s forthcoming Eid release Race 3, and vibrant CD covers of Hindi films are seen adding colour to the glass window of VCD shops.