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Wednesday, 26 June, 2002, 12:20 GMT 13:20 UK
Art of Bollywood: Your views
Mother India 1957, souvenir booklet cover by L L Meganee (V&A)
The film industry sought to define India's identity
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood takes you through a history of Indian cinema via the colourful posters and artwork designed to advertise the industry.

The exhibition comes as Bollywood enjoys a surge of popularity in the UK, fuelled by the opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new muscial Bombay Dreams and various Indian cinema events across the country.

"The V&A exhibition really comes into its own during the period after Independence in 1948, when the film industry sought to define India's identity through historical blockbusters and classic films like Mother India," says BBC News Online's Steve Schifferes.

"The show is the second to be held in the V&A's new Contemporary Space exhibition gallery, and it is already proving a vital and dynamic addition to the museum," he added.

But what do you think? Does it adequately explore the development of Indian cinema? What did you think of the large-scale hoardings?

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