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Page history last edited by Miral Tripathi 9 years, 3 months ago

By: Miral T. & Sunny P. A2



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     As the largest film industry in the world, Bollywood has embraced the Western views on cinema. Producing a substantial amount of films throughout its history, it's hard for the industry not to change and keep up with modern social thoughts. Movies are just a small portion affected by the constant "tug of war" between traditional view points and modern practices. Although many say that the Indian Film Industry has engulfed a fully Western style, some aspects of Bollywood have stayed to true to the traditional Indian culture. For example, the basic structure of a Hindi movie tends to be long (approximately 2.5-3 hours long) which have a standard love plot line. To show there affection, many popular Bollywood movies tend to transition into songs of love and passion. Throughout the history of Bollywood this "tradition" has been apparent and never has been sacrificed to any Western styles. The West has, however, planted thoughts into Bollywood which have changed throughout the years and blended into the entertainment business. Slowly the traditional clothes of Indian culture were abandoned for more revealing clothing as seen above. Adding onto that, Western movie making techniques have been embraced to only improve the quality of films with professional stunts and sound effects, which are more realistic. After making an enormous amount of movies they have today, Bollywood has gained the power to create movies in a higher resolution. These improvements can only be accredited to the modern societies vast input in Bollywood. Although there is both good and bad in the contribution, the most controversial one of them all is the sexual appeal released in more modern Bollywood films compared to the very clean traditional films.




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The picture above depicts the tug of war between modern and traditional movie making. Both having the same basic plot-line of a criminal overcoming another evil man that is planing to kill him. Even though both movies have the same name (DON) and same plot-line, the more modern version is a better quality, and a more sexual appeal. The new Don also used a story that is more much more confusing and involves double roles, and modern technology that wasn't available to the director of the older Don movie. As one can see from the picture above comparing both lead women roles, the more modern Don showed a sexual scene and women less dressed, or less covered. While the women on the right is fully covered and doesn't take part in any sexual scene. This really depicts the controversial tug-of-war that occurs in Bollywood today, encompassing one of the main debates of the movie making industry, public displays of affection and exposure.




Shahrukh Khan modern Bollywood Superstar                                                                                                      Amitabh Bachan Bollywood legend





Amitabh Bachan: Shahrukh you seem to have a grasp on the industry, change all this on-screen affection

Shahrukh Khan: Chill yaar (man), it pays the bills

Amitabh Bachan: The bills?! I paid all of my bills, and the industry survived without all of this nonsense 

Shahrukh Khan: It's not nonsense, it's modernization. Get with the program dude. 

Amitabh Bachan: What is this "dude"? I am your elder show some respect, like how our culture is SUPPOSED to be.

Shahrukh Khan: Who do you think you are, my dad? The fans love me and my movies. I'm not changing anything, and that's for my fans 

Amitabh Bachan: Your fans aren't going to get you through life after your done with movies, your morals, value, and CULTURE are. 

Shahrukh Khan: One kiss, one hug, these small things won't affect my future! 

Amitabh Bachan: Have you seen your movies? It's not just one kiss or one hug, it is much more than that. 

Shahrukh Khan: Well it does not matter, because these displays of affection on the screen are just ACTING. They don't mean anything personally 

Amitabh Bachan: What about your wife Shahrukh? How does she feel about you going around kissing and touching other women? 

Shahrukh Khan: I don't know, but as I said it does not matter because they don't mean anything personally 

Amitabh Bachan: This is a useless argument, you youngsters will never understand 

Shahrukh Khan: And neither will you old people either.  

Amitabh Bachan: This conversation is over, obviously we are getting no where and it's just an even tug-of-war 



Comments (4)

Emmen said

at 7:57 pm on May 12, 2011

Dude, we're doing the same thing!!!

SunnyP said

at 9:32 am on May 13, 2011

cool! i looked at your's! It's very nice

Alex Ngo said

at 10:44 am on May 13, 2011


Miral Tripathi said

at 10:44 am on May 13, 2011

Thanks alex!

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