The Indian cinema comprises of films created across India, which embraces the cinematic traditions of Assam, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha, Manipur, Rajasthan, Punjab, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Indian movies followed throughout the Greater Middle East, the former Soviet Union and Southeast Asia.
Emigrants in countries such as United States and United Kingdom acquired international spectators for Indian movies of different languages. The early contacts of Indian cinema along with other sections became perceptible with its movies making early inroads into the Middle East, Soviet Union, China and Southeast Asia.
Conventional Hindi movie stars like Raj Kapoor expanded international renown across Eastern Europe and Asia. Indian films also emerged in international film festivals. This permitted 'Parallel' Bengali film makers for instance Satyajit Ray to accomplish universal eminence, with his movies gaining triumph among American, Asian and European spectators.
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