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Indonesians find charm in Indian culture

  • Istu Septania

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, January 25 2019   /  03:06 am
Anything but couch potatoes: Bollywood Mania Club Indonesia (BMCI) poses for a photograph during an event to watch India’s romantic drama ‘Zero’ in Bekasi on Dec. 23, 2018. (Courtesy of Bollywood Mania Club Indonesia)

Anything but couch potatoes: Bollywood Mania Club Indonesia (BMCI) poses for a photograph during an event to watch India’s romantic drama ‘Zero’ in Bekasi on Dec. 23, 2018. (Courtesy of Bollywood Mania Club Indonesia)India and Indonesia share strong cultural ties since ancient times. Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata have influenced traditional culture and performing arts in the archipelago, and many Indonesians still have a passion for India’s rich culture.Romy Raja Hindustani, for example, can’t get enough of Bollywood. When Romy was a little kid, he used to watch Bollywood movies at the cinema with his family. Now 43, Romy still finds Indian movies special, and he tries to spare time to go to the cinema to watch them with his friends, members of the Jakarta-based Bollywood Mania Club Indonesia (BMCI). The BMCI regularly holds live screenings of Bollywood movies at t...