- Makeshift cinema set up under the double-decker bridge over Yamuna river
- Organisers rented old TV and CD player; only Rs 10 for admission
- After dark, cinema hall serves as a night shelter for rickshaw pullers
With the rusty iron floor of the bridge as its ceiling and some old rags acquired on the cheap from a nearby crematorium serving as curtains and floor mats, the cinema shows four films a day.
Organisers pooled their savings to rent an old TV set and video compact disc player, and charge Rs 10 rupees admission - a hundredth of the price of entry at Delhi's fanciest movie theatres.
"Films are much better. Many men get hooked on gambling, drugs and alcohol and they pass their time by drinking or smoking," he told Reuters Television.
After dark, the cinema hall becomes a night shelter providing comfort in the scorching heat.
Ishfaq, one of the cinema's co-founders, runs a small food stall nearby. He said it was an excellent place for people to unwind after hours of hard labour.
On an average day, about a 100 people use the cinema hall to watch films, rest and catch up on some sleep. Ishfaq worries that the cinema, which operates illegally, might be shut down by the authorities.