Bhojpuri cinema is also watched in many parts of the world, where Indian diaspora has settled, including Brazil, Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius,South Africa, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many colonizers faced labor shortages due to the abolition of slavery; thus, they imported many Indians, many from Bhojpuri-speaking regions. Today, some 200 million people in the West Indies, Oceania, and South America speak Bhojpuri as a native or second language and they also watch Bhojpuri films. -------------------------------------------------
South Asian cinema|
* Cinema of India * Assamese cinema * Badaga cinema * Bengali cinema (West Bengal) * Bhojpuri cinema * Gujarati cinema * Hindi cinema * Kannada cinema * Konkani cinema * Malayalam cinema * Marathi cinema * Oriya cinema * Punjabi cinema * Tamil cinema (Tamil Nadu) * Telugu cinema * Tulu cinema * Cinema of Bangladesh * Bengali cinema (Bangladesh) * Cinema of Nepal * Cinema of Sri Lanka * Tamil cinema (Sri Lanka) * Cinema of Pakistan * Karachi cinema * Lahore cinema * Pashto cinema * Pothwari cinema * Sindhi cinema| In 1960s, The first President of India, Rajendra Prasad, who hailed from Bihar met Producer Bishwanath Prasad Shahabadi and asked him to make a movie in Bhojpuri, which eventually led to first Bhojpuri film's release in 1963. Bhojpuri cinema history begins in 1963 with the well-received film Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo ("Mother Ganges, I will offer you a yellow sari"), which was Produced by Biswanath Prasad Shahabadi under the banner of Nirmal Pictures and directed by Kundan Kumar. Throughout the following decades, films were produced only in fits and starts Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo
Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo is Bhojpuri film released in...