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Bollywood escape for Delhi’s poor

 Reuters 08 June 2019

A makeshift cinema hall under an ancient bridge in Delhi is allowing poor rickshaw pullers and migrant labourers to escape daily hardship into a world of Bollywood song, dance and romance. Organisers pooled their savings to rent old equipment and charge 10 rupees (15 U.S cents) admission - a hundredth of the price of entry at Delhi's fanciest cinemas. Many say the opportunity to take part in such recreational activities helps keep them away from vices like drugs and gambling. (402 Words) - By Cathal McNaughton and Sunil Kataria

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People watch a movie in a makeshift cinema located under a bridge in the old quarters of Delhi, India.Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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People watch a movie in a makeshift cinema located under a bridge in the old quarters of Delhi, India.Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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A television plays a movie in a makeshift cinema located under a bridge in the old quarters of Delhi, India.Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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Films that are being screened are advertised in a makeshift cinema located under a bridge in the old quarters of Delhi, India.Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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People watch a movie in a makeshift cinema located under a bridge in the old quarters of Delhi, India.Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

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A passenger train makes its way over a bridge above a makeshift cinema in the old quarters of Delhi, India.Credit: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton


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