Monday marked the launch of the largest online exhibition on Hindi cinema history, a first for Google Arts & Culture, which aims to digitize the century-long history of the internationally acclaimed Hindi film industry.
The exhibition makes use of technology, including Street View and Google’s Augmented Reality, to provide an immersive experience across more than 7,000 assets, 120 expertly curated stories, and approximately 5,000 hired images, 1,500 videos, posters, and songs related to movies ranging from early classics like “Manthan” to current blockbusters.
The public and movie buffs will be able to view the exhibition for free on the Google Arts & Culture platform. According to the company, the exhibit’s purpose is to allow guests and movie buffs to fully immerse themselves in the world of Hindi cinema. It does this by telling tales of notable movies and industry figures and by utilizing a virtual Hall of Fame and 3D gallery space that include music, film archives, and posters.