Releasing some 200 Hindi movies a year and with an audience in the billions, Mumbai’s Bollywood film industry is an international phenomenon. The typical flick is a hyperbolic, three-hour singing-and-dancing fairy tale in which good always triumphs over evil, and while the over-the-top movies certainly have their detractors, their influence on global fashion, language, rituals, and aspirations cannot be denied.
Also revisited some of my favorite classics; Steamboat Willie (1928) by Walt Disney is certainly one of them. The cartoon is available at this YouTube link, and is still every bit as delightful as it was when I first saw it as a 1980s kid. The question: Which Bollywood song(s) does a merry Mickey remind you of? Your favorite tunes to whistle along to, perhaps?