Monday, April 24, 2006

Indian Movies in Pakistan

The Telegraph reports
Mughal-e-Azam, a historical romance with a tragic ending, may have been made in Mumbai but was set in Lahore at a time when the Mughals ruled India.
But ironically this movie was never released in a threatre in Lahore, which is now in Pakistan, as cinemas in Pakistan are prohibited from showing Indian movies. But this is now changing, and two Indian moviews Mughal-e-Azam and Taj Mahal are allowed to be shown to the general public in theatres in Pakistan. It is indeed sad that India has banned Pakistani movies here and Pakistan had done the similarly for Indian moviews over there. I always thought movies speak the same langauge to people all over the world. Indian movies are popular in Pakistan and are available illicitly on CDs and even cable operators are showing them in late hours.

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