Sunday, March 12, 2006

Movies in Myanmar

Indian movies have left an indelible mark on the psyche of the local population of this picturesque city with the youth avidly watching the latest Bollywood flicks and humming all time popular Hindi film songs.

Though only two to three halls show Hindi movies, the people see latest films on DVDs, which are sold in plenty in the capital, thanks to supply from Pakistan and China.

Amitabh Bachchan, Hritik Roshan, Rekha, Kajol and Bipasa Basu are the favourite stars of the local people.

The city has witnessed shooting of some Hindi films in the past and old timers recall with relish films like 'Mother India', 'Nagin' and 'Bobby' as very good movies.

Some halls here are showing 'Pardes', starring Shahrukh Khan, while the youngsters see films like 'Paheli' and 'No Entry' on DVD or TV.

Even students of Basic Education High School here played the well-known lines of the film 'Kati Patang' – "Pyar Diwanna Hota Hai...." when President A P J Abdul Kalam visited the school. Kalam was so overwhelmed with the music that he himself went to the stage and posed for a group photograph with the students on the dais.

Bollywood hits are quite popular and films like 'Pardes' are drawing good crowds in the halls of Yangon. (Agencies)

source : Chennai News


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