Google puts spotlight on Indian cinema

Google puts spotlight on Indian cinema search experiences

Mumbai, June 16 (IANS) Are you a Bollywood movie buff and want to know about the Kapoors or the Bachchans? Google India has come up with a new and exciting way of answering your queries on films, actors, song lyrics, trivia, trailers, screening times and more with contextual answers.

The latest addition in the search engine’s operation was highlighted at an event attended by film director Karan Johar, Google India’s Marketing Head Sapna Chadha and Search Product Manager Satyajeet Salgar here on Thursday.

With around one in 10 mobile searches in India related to Indian cinema, Google Search now gives local cinema enthusiasts an easy way to discover and explore everything they want to know about their favourite movies, stars, music, dialogues, actors and more.

“Google has a long history of building products for India, and we wanted to make sure that when these millions of Indian cinema fans pick up their phone and ask Google about their favourite films, actors or songs, they get a delightful, local experience,” said Chadha.

Google also released a video tribute to Indian cinema that showcases these search experiences.


    • “I guess the overall IQ of our nation just dropped by a few points!!!” – Yumreeki Rampuji

      What are you saying preethiya ThyampaNNA? The IQ of our nation dropped tonnes of points when you did ‘padhrad’ to Yumreeka. And from thence, it has remained that way! What say, Rampa?

  1. Dear Gentlemen,

    I am a voracious reader, reading mostly non-fictions that comprise best-seller, autobiographies, travelogues, military history, war, etc. Though, my knowledge of modern wars is in varying degrees, be it World War II, Indo-Pak, Korean, Vietnam, Falkland, Arab-Israeli, Gulf Wars, etc., however, my knowledge of India’s military operation to oust the Portuguese out of Goa was rudimentary, until I finished reading “Operation Vijay: An Ultimate Solution” which I completed reading at 1830 hours today. A few days earlier, I had read “In a land of invisible women” by Dr. Qanta A. Ahmed, M.D., a pulmologist, sleep specialist, etc. She is born in the U.K., has British passport, resides and works in the U.S.A. and is of Pakistani origin.

    Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a very broad minded and liberated person, has described Saudi Arabia, a country along with North Korean that has no shreds of human rights, personal liberties and freedom of expression. Just before that I read “Dial M for Murder” by Mr. Neeraj Kumar, the ex-Commissioner of Delhi, who exposed the I.P.L. scandal, where some cricketers and officials were exposed. The author, Mr. Shrikant Ramani has written the book well.

  2. Most Indian films are crap and thanks to my countrymen’s craze for these films, producers, directors, film stars, distributors, etc. have become millionaires and thillionaires, just like cricketers. If media is to believed, many of our film stars are on friendly terms with the underworld. Such is the level of patriotism.

    Some cricketers, in spite of making monies in container loads, are susceptible to greed and indulge in match fixing.

    Apart from the crap interviews they give on the electronic and print media, how many of you think that cricketers and film personalities have any connect with the common people? Like politicians, they too believe that they are a superior class and live in ivory towers.

  3. When the ex-Prime Minister, Dr. P.V. Narasimha Rao, appointed Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Finance Minister, he performed well and also kept his nose clean. Only when Sonia Gandhi could not become the Prime Minister because many in the opposition parties strongly objected to her to becoming one due to her Italian origins forcing her to propose Dr. Manmohan Singh’s name, he then compromised himself, acted without spine and became the Madam’s remote-controlled toy.

    Yesterday, while surfing through the Internet, I listened to an Indian news channel talking about the Italian Court’s Judgement about bribes or commissions paid to Signora Gandhi, Oscar Fernandes, Ahmed Patel, Dr. Manmohan Singh and a highly placed bureaucrat advising the Prime Minister on defence-related issues. Then, there are others like Ex-Air Chief Marshal Tyagi and other underlings.

    There are certain sections of Mangaloreans, who have high opinion of Oscar Fernandes. What have they to say now, that his name has been mentioned in the Italian judgement. If bribe givers are punished by an Italian Court, why cannot bribe takers be punished by India, including the Ex-Air Chief Marshal.

    Gentlemen, you see how non-corruptible is Dr. Manmohan Singh? That is why today he does not come out of his house, unless he receive summons.

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