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Makeshift cinema helps Indian laborers unwind

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 00:58

An illegal makeshift cinema set up under a busy bridge helps Indian labourers unwind and escape into the world of Bollywood song, dance and romance. Rough Cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - SUBTITLED (NO REPORTER NARRATION) This makeshift cinema is under a bustling bridge in New Delhi. It costs 15 US cents to watch up to 4 Bollywood movies a day. Rickshaw pullers and poor labourers are regular customers. They come here to unwind and forget their problems. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi), A JUNK DEALER AND A REGULAR PATRON OF THE MAKESHIFT CINEMA, MOHAMMAD NOOR ISLAM, SAYING: "Films are much better. Many men get hooked on gambling, drugs and alcohol and they pass their time by drinking or smoking, but some of us, who do not indulge in these vices, come here and watch films. We are addicted to films, it is our favourite pastime." However, the cinema is illegal and could be shut down by authorities.

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Makeshift cinema helps Indian laborers unwind

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 00:58