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Film industry gets its own theme park

17 June 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  

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If you like your Bollywood flicks, and we know there are plenty of you out there (the Indian film industry is one of the largest film producers in the world, don’t you know), you’ll soon be getting the chance to live the movies for real.

News reaches us that the crazy land that they call Dubai (that place with shedloads of money and wacky seven-star hotels) is soon to be the host of an huge new development in association with Dubai Infinity Holdings, called The Yash Raj Films Entertainment District.

Creators of such South Asian blockbusters as Veer Zara, Hum Tum and Bunty Aur Babli (okay, we haven’t seen them ourselves, but we’re told they’re good), YRF will be lending its name to theme park attractions, a movie palace and a brand spanking new hotel.

As Bollywood movies rake in substantially more cash than western films in that part of the world, this is a savvy move by the cinema giants. As for the prospective punters, and in keeping with Bollywood’s love of all things Technicolor and toe-tappingly musical, they better bring their sunglasses and dancing shoes when the devlopment opens in 2012.


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i've heard about the plans before. what i understood was its gonna be a massive theme park, but not like bollywood themed. YRF are just venturing out into different markets. More

Posted by maahinkeelhaulisaiah at 16:23 on 18 June 2008 | Report This Post

Rollercoasters??
As a confessed Bollywood film fan, will definitely go visit this, but still puzzled by what theme they're going to base their rollercoasters on. Adventure and sci-fi films are hardly staple genres in Bollywood and how they're going to do a hard-knuckle ride based on a hero winning the love of a heroine even though her father hates his guts, I have no clue. More

Posted by djshaiguy at 14:28 on 18 June 2008 | Report This Post


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