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The advent Cinema in Bihar was in early 20th Century, when the Elphinstone Theatre Company of Bombay was acquired by Jamshedji Framji Madan in 1902. And it was renamed as Elphinstone Bioscope Company.

Theaters are part of Bihar culture. There are many traditional forms like Bidesia, Bihula- Sama Chakeva, Bisahari, Bahura-Gorin, Reshma-Chuharmal, Raja Salhesh, and Dom Kach, which originated in the Anga region of Bihar. 

Bihar gave birth to many music legends like Bharat Ratna Ustad Bismillah Khan, and Dhrupad singers like the Malliks (Darbhanga Gharana) and the Mishras (Bettiah Gharana).

Bihar is a land of many types of folk dances which manifest its rich traditions and ethnic identity. Some popular folk dances are: sohrai nach, dhobi nach, manjhi, jhumarnach, gondnach, more morni, jitiyanach, dom-domin, bhuiababa, kathghorwa nach, rah baba, jat jatin, bamar nach, jharni, jhijhia, launda nach, natua nach, bidapad nach, and gond nach.

Stone pottery of Bihar is equally famous as its other art forms. As a result, one can witness white metal statuettes, wooden toys, leather goods, and bamboo artifacts.

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