Cinemawallah Salim – an older story

3 Jun 2014 | Interviews, Narratives & Features, Portraits | 0 comments

I made my first trip to Calcutta in 2008 and during that visit, I tracked down Cinemawallah Salim, the celebrated bioscope man who still takes his movie machine in the streets of his neighborhood, charging young and old the fine fee of 1 Rupee to peer into the drum operated rig  and view a montage he puts together from discarded film strips – a greatest hits in some sense of SRK films and old classics. This piece aired on Radio Netherlands’ The State We’re in.
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