Bollywood launches its first zombie films to win back viewers

By HT

Bollywood is branching out from its traditional song-and-dance dramas and slapstick comedies with its first zombie films which filmmakers hope will entice younger crowds back to Indian films from Hollywood's living dead. Few horror films are made in Bollywood and those that do make it to
the big screen tend to focus on ghosts and the after-life, which are common themes in Hindu mythology. But this year, as Indian cinema celebrates 100 years, three zombie films made in Hindi are slated for release, hoping to compete with blockbuster U.S. zombie movies such as Warm Bodies and World War Z.

Directors Luke Kenny and Devaki Singh will release the first of the three Hindi films, Rise of the Zombie, on April 5, and hope twinning zombi