Watching a movie can help us forget the pressures and frustrations of daily life. It’s no wonder then that Bollywood churns out movie after movie and that out superstars are literally worshipped. For the common man, a movie is a bit of magic fluff that gives him a break from life.
Hidden poorly from the sweltering heat, these migrant workers and rickshaw pullers in Delhi gathered together to watch a Bollywood romance in a makeshift cinema hall.
Delhi is home to many people who struggle to survive and for whom watching a movie in a hall is an extravagance they can’t afford. But Bollywood is a craze in our nation and where there’s a will, there’s a way. During the hot summer afternoons, when they take a break from their daily lives, these men gather to watch movies.
This makeshift theater exists under a 140-year-old bridge in Delhi. Over the years, the bridge has undoubtedly been witness to the shifts in the city. Now, it provides a needed shade for these workers who watch old Bollywood movies under it.