For about seven decades now, tent cinema companies accompany Jatras—annual religious fairs which begin in Maharashtra after the crop gathering season ends. Travelling with these fairs—not very far from the cinema capital of India, Mumbai—the tent talkies hawk an eclectic mix of films: regional language films, Bollywood blockbusters, and even dubbed Hollywood flicks as they travel across the rural landscape. In keeping with the transient nature of their journey, the architecture is