Mumbai: The birthplace of Indian cinema

Mumbai: The birthplace of Indian cinema

Mumbai: The birthplace of Indian cinema
Sandeep Nepal

Located on the coast of Maharashtra, Mumbai is the most populous city in India, and it is one of the world’s largest and most densely populated urban areas. The cultural life of Mumbai is representative of its ethnically diverse community.

 A variety of museums, libraries, literary societies, art galleries, theatres and other cultural institutions are located in the area. Mumbai has three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephant Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city's distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.

Mumbai is the economic hub of India, the epicentre of fashion, and a pulse point of religious tension. As the country's commercial hub, Mumbai is beautiful for those searching for work and better job prospects. 

In pursuit of a better life, migrants from every part of the world come to the city daily, so the term 'City of Dreams' has been used to define this city. 

It has been named one of the most populous and crowded cities in the world and, at the same time, is known as a hub of numerous opportunities in the fields of technology and innovation.

Weather and climatic conditions in Mumbai

Mumbai has a tropical climate. It varies between a dry period extending from October to May and a wet period peaking in June. The more excellent season from December to February is followed by the hotter season from March to May. 

Flooding during the monsoon is a significant problem for Mumbai. Between June and September, the southwest monsoon rains lash the city. Pre-monsoon showers are received in May. Occasionally, northeast monsoon showers occur in October and November.

Mumbai Culture

Mumbai's culture blends traditional festivals, food, music, and theatres. The city offers a cosmopolitan and diverse lifestyle with various food, entertainment, and nightlife, available in a form and abundance comparable to other world capitals. 

Mumbai's history as a significant trading centre has led to diverse cultures, religions, and cuisines coexisting in the city. This unique blend of cultures is due to the migration of people from all over India since the British period.

Mumbai is also the birthplace of Indian cinema; Dadasaheb Phalke laid the foundations with silent movies followed by Marathi talkies. Mumbai also has numerous cinema halls that feature Bollywood, Marathi, and Hollywood movies.

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