What is Bollywood? Why has it become so fantastically popular? Who are really the world's most popular movie stars? In the exhibition "Bollywood", you will enjoy family friendly experiences from a world that still seems to be far from our daily lives. Or is it?

The exhibition was shown 7 February 2009 – 30 May 2010.

Song! Dance! Music! Drama! Comedy! Action! Romance! All are important and common ingredients in most films. In Bollywood films, you will find it all in one place. With hundreds of films produced every year and an annual audience of nearly 4 billion people, Bollywood is the world's largest film industry today.

India's export success - a new world culture?

Bollywood, the Hindi-language film industry in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India has taken the world by storm and has become an Indian export success. A large industry already in the 1930's, films did not begin to emerge internationally until the 60's. Indian film exports grew by an incredible 60% in 2008 alone. Bollywood has now become an internationally known brand and a world culture.

Welcome to Bollywood-world!

In this exhibition, you will be a singing star, record your own Bollywood film and dance in great dance scenes from popular Bollywood movies. The exhibition discusses what Bollywood as a cultural expression actually consists of and how such a massive success can affect your world view. The exhibition is suitable if you want to have fun with the whole family or friends and it gets funnier the more you dare to participate in the activities.

The exhibition is produced by the Museum of World Culture in cooperation with the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities and the Helsinki City Art Museum.

Bollywood Program throughout the spring

Fancy a Bollywood evening with Per Sinding Larsen and one of London's best Bollywood DJs? Want to learn how to dance like an Indian film star? Or revel in grandiloquent film about amazing love stories? Read more about the program here on our website or take a leaflet home from the museum when you visit us.