Travelling tent cinemas of India

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For the past sixty years, travelling tent cinemas have accompanied Jatras, the annual religious fairs which begin in rural Maharashtra, western India after the crop gathering season ends in October.

Travelling with these fairs, these itinerant picture palaces hawk an eclectic mix of films- regional language films, Bollywood blockbusters and even dubbed Hollywood flicks as they travel across the rural landscape.

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