The stars in India
A documentary directed by Yves Billon.
Presenting the most popular movie stars from Bombay and Madras – such is their renown that their names don’t even appear on the movie billboards. They work non-stop for the most prolific film industry in the world which produces over 800 films a year.
Films for entertainment, dreams, and illusion to entertain a population which is 70% illiterate. “Films full of caricatures, where the women are beautiful and silent”, regrets Zeenat Aman, the westernized actress. The draconien censorship explains the limited subects which are filmed; poverty is never shown on screen in a country where 35% of the population cannot pay a seat, even though it’s very cheap