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In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood

India's first national film museum is spread across a stylish 19th-century bungalow and a modern five-storey glass structure in south Mumbai. The museum celebrates not just Bollywood but also the movies made in the various regions and languages across India.

In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood
An Indian student (R) visits the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC), the country's first museum showcasing the history of its film industry in Mumbai. From silent black-and-white films to colourful blockbusters bursting with song and dance, a new museum tracing the evolution of Indian cinema has opened in the home of Bollywood. Costing 1.4 billion rupees (19.6 million USD), India's first national film museum is spread across a stylish 19th-century bungalow and a modern five-storey glass structure in south Mumbai.
In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood
An old Arricord motion picture camera is displayed at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC), the country's first museum showcasing the history of its film industry in Mumbai.
In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood
A general view of the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC), the country's first museum showcasing the history of its film industry in Mumbai.
In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood
A visitor takes a picture of a display with images of former Indian movie actors at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC), the country's first museum showcasing the history of its film industry in Mumbai.
In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood
Students visit the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC), the country's first museum showcasing the history of its film industry in Mumbai.
In pictures: National Museum of Indian Cinema in the home of Bollywood
A visitor walks past exhibits at the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC), the country's first museum showcasing the history of its film industry in Mumbai.