Bollywood in Paris: first contacts with the general public.
Forget Hollywood! From September 26, 2023 to Sunday January 14, 2024, the Quai Branly museum opens its doors to Indian cinema with the “Bollywood Superstars” exhibition.
With nearly 2,000 films produced per year, Bombay is the most prolific film industry in the world. However, if Indian cinema transcends spectators in the four corners of Asia, its success seems to stop at the gates of Europe. With “Bollywood Superstars”, it is the opportunity to find out more about THE colossus of popular culture in India.
Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone… Do these names mean nothing to you? In India, the popularity of these actors far exceeds that of Meryl Streep and Di Caprio. It must be said that in France, Indian cinema remains a matter for enthusiasts and the presence of Bollywood films in theaters remains particularly discreet. In the meantime, Western clichés about the content of Indian productions persist. Endless films, garish musicals, cloying romances... You're not there. The vibrant world of Bollywood goes beyond the “star system” or its spectacular blockbusters. Indian cinema is an ecosystem in 22 languages, the theater of the beliefs and customs of a country for generations. The “Bollywood Superstars” exhibition retraces nearly a century of cinematic history for you, whether you are already a fan or simply curious.
The coffee culture in India and the richness of Indian cinema share a common vocation: they explore the depth of the Indian soul, captivating the senses and the imagination in a captivating way. On the occasion of the exhibition, our ARAKU specialty coffee ranges are available at the Quai Branly boutique