Bombay (1995)

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Overcoming Inter-Religious Relations[edit]

This Indian Tamil movie focuses on the debate surrounding Babri Madjid (a mosque in Ayodhya), its demolition in December 1992, and the riots that this caused, killing 2,000 people. The story follows a Muslim woman and a Hindu man who are torn apart during the riots. The film caused controversy due to its depiction of inter-religious relations and was initially banned in Singapore and Malaysia. However, it received international recognition and became the first Bollywood movie to make the UK top 10.

This movie is an example of Cultural Diplomacy because when the riots stop, the children are brought back safely to their families by both religions and thus cultural differences are put aside in the pursuit of peace.