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Bollywood marks India's century of cinema

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India's movie industry toasted its 100th birthday on Friday with the release of two films celebrating its humble origins in the silent era and the influence of glamorous modern-day Bollywood. 

A man walks past a mural of Indian Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan from his classic film 'Deewar', at sunrise in Mumbai on May 3, 2013. India's movie industry toasted its 100th birthday May 3 with the release of two films celebrating its humble origins in the silent era and the influence of glamorous modern-day Bollywood.

"Bombay Talkies" comprises four short stories inspired by India's love of cinema, created by some of the country's leading filmmakers.

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