Saturday, July 09, 2005

Indian Film Industry - Bollywood

Did you know that the indian film industry churns out more films than any other industry in the world?? Well, its true considering the different umm.. 'woods' in India :- Bollywood(Hindi), Mollywood(Malayalam), Kollywood(Kannada), Tollywood(Tamil), etc.. Besides these there are cross-over movies - in English mainly - taking the Indian culture to the world (Movies like 'Bend It Like Bekham', 'Bride and Prejudice'). So just imagine the number of movies that are made a year. Still in doubt?? Well then you are not an Indian. You have to be Indian to understand the scale of movie production here...

Like all things Indian, i used to think that Bollywood was pathetic for all the Hollywood movies it copied and all the dumb action and more often than not equally dumb storylines(although there were some exceptions, they were too far apart to be of significance)that was produced there. But again like all things Indian, i began changing that view. Nowadays, a spate of good and original movies are being thrown at the audience and this is restoring the public's faith in Bollywood.

Some such movies are Black, Dil Chahta Hai, D, Parineeta, Sarkar, etc...
But what i can't understand is why some amazing actors are rated beneath not so good ones. For example i think Saif Ali Khan is one of the best actors(along with Aamir Khan, Nana Patekar, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, etc...) but he is also the most underrated actor. I don't feel too strongly for Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and the likes. But if there is one actor i despise the most, it has to be Rajnikanth.

Rajnikanth(shown in picture) to me is one of the biggestRajnikanth!! mysteries of India. He is a Superstar in the biggest sense! He is worshipped by thousands of people. To many Tamilians, he is a God!!! Ok, forget his looks, but could he at least act???? Not even if his life depended on it. His recent movie 'Chandramukhi' collected 60 Crore in the box office. I had the bad luck of being able to watch it and i almost cried at the clear destruction and killing of movies as an art form. What made it a SuperHit is beyond me. One of the mysteries of this mysterious land....


Blogger jignesh said...

Surprisingly, you missed to mention movies like Satya, Rangeela, Lagaan, Sarfarosh, ... which brought the change in the industry you are speaking about!

Good one overall! Keep it up!

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