Following India's independence, the period from the late 1940s to the 1960s is regarded by film historians as the "Golden Age" of Hindi cinema.

The 1930s and 1940s were tumultuous times: India was buffeted by the Great Depression, World War II, the Indian independence movement, and the violence of the Partition.

Most Bollywood films were unabashedly escapist, but there were also a number of filmmakers who tackled tough social issues, or used the struggle for Indian independence as a backdrop for their plots.

Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India, representing 43% of the net box office revenue, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, and the rest of the regional cinema constitutes 21% as of 2014.

The naming scheme for "Bollywood" was inspired by "Tollywood", the name that was used to refer to the cinema of West Bengal.

At a glance, the living conditions didn’t look much different than other communities.

There were little huts, simple houses, and small local shops, but we immediately noticed something different.

Second, the last 500 meters of the road to the mosque is in bad condition.

Third, the mosque is not visible from the main road, so asking around when you think you may be lost is a must.

It was a surprising and different experience to say the least.