The city of Mumbai has been seen by a lot more people than have ever visited it. And Mumbai lives in the imagination of many more people than the number who live in Mumbai. The reason, of course, is Bollywood – the Hindi film industry – which isn’t just based in Mumbai, but is also in love with Mumbai.
In this episode, Raghu is joined by Anupama Chopra, a film critic and writer who currently runs a major cinema portal, Film Companion – and chairs the MAMI film festival. Through this conversation, they explore the city through the world of cinema, the symbolism of the sea and the gangsters that rule(d) the city.