Bollywood ! anyone??

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    Feb 25, 2009 10:44 PM GMT
    hey there..
    i wonder how many of u know about BOLLYWOOD,,perhaps the biggest film industry! Some of the actors have made it to Hollywood too..the most prominent being Pink Panther II actress Aishwarya Rai, whose has also worked in a no. of other international projects too.
    Indian musician got 2 Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Song a few days back.

    Just starting this thread to see how many of u like Bollywood!

    and if u would like to listen to some typical Bolly songs, i've just added some in my profile...check 'em out

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    Feb 25, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    The term Bollywood became known in the US during the 1990s, as some of its stars began appearing in Western films, and its great production output began to compete in some of Hollywood's foreign markets. It's a combining of the word Bombay with Hollywood (the former colonial name Bombay is now known outside India by its indigenous name Mumbai, scene of Slumdog Millionaire).

    I've never seen a Bollywood film from start to finish, so I can't say if I like them or not. I've seen some other films from India, but semantically they are not really a Bollywood film unless made in Mumbai. Though I think that distinction is being lost in the West.
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    Feb 25, 2009 11:16 PM GMT
    I got everything I know about Bollywood from this video:

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    Feb 25, 2009 11:22 PM GMT
    Lord!! what's up with this video! its too funny....but ain't bollywood! its a South Indian movie...and the lyrics aren't real << if u believed they are!!>>

    even if u consider it to be Bolly,,we've come a far distance by now!!


    and Red_Vespa, ur knowledge is commendable !!
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    Feb 26, 2009 12:04 AM GMT
    i've put some videos too!
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    Feb 26, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    I like watching the crazy dance sequences. I was obsessed with one song at one point. Chale jaise hawayan I think?

    It was really cool!
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    Feb 26, 2009 4:05 AM GMT
    Luv Bollywood. I seen a few that have the tone of Frank Capra films . If you like slum dog check out "Outsourced".
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    Feb 26, 2009 4:15 AM GMT
    saw a Bollywood movie in a movie theater in Bombay. An experience I'll never forget. I've never seen a Bollywood movie where the characters didn't wind up dancing on a Swiss mountain at some point in the movie.
  • Tiran

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    Feb 26, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    Never seen a full on Bollywood movie. But I really enjoyed Bollywood/Hollywood by Depa Mata. It is a comedy as opposed to her dramas Earth, Fire and Water, which got her kicked out of India and one of the sets firebombed.
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    Feb 26, 2009 4:31 AM GMT
    Yes! LOL! Lots of this stuff is from Bollywood films like Dhoom2. And it's on iTunes. Lord, where to start...ok, movie Krrish, also starring the tall stud from Dhoom2. Dil Na Diya is a great wild song from Krrish.
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    Hot off the press, this film looks hysterical: http://cc2c-thefilm.com/

    Then music by the same academy award winner from Slumdog, is
    http://jodhaaakbar.com/

    More Dhoom2 at: http://www.yashrajfilms.com/microsites/dhoom2/d2micro/microflash.htm

    Fun stuff: http://bollywood.com/
    and http://movies.sulekha.com/Hindi/

    http://www.bollywoodmovies4u.com

    Race, the movie: http://www.race.tips.in/

    Good Christmas CD: http://boymongoose.com/

    Trailers and previews: http://www.kollywoodtoday.com/

    AND FINALLY, THE BEST FOR LAST:

    http://www.desihits.com/

  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 26, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    someone get me Shahid Kapoors phone number!
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    Feb 26, 2009 5:09 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidsomeone get me Shahid Kapoors phone number!



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    Shahid Kapoor was born on February 25, 1981 in Mumbai, India. His father Pankaj Kapoor was an actor and his mother Neelima Azeem was an actress and classical dancer. Shahid’s parents divorced when he was only three years old.

    He spent the majority of his time living with his mother, but he also had a great relationship with his father and stepmother Supriya Pathak. Shahid has two siblings, a sister Sana and a brother Ishaan Kapoor. His brother is also an actor; the two starred in the film ‘Vaah! Life Ho to Aisi’ together.

    Shahid Kapoor began his performing career starring in music videos and commercials. One of his most noted commercials was an ad for Pepsi, which featured Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukerji.

    After this, Shahid decided to join the Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts. He made his debut in 1999 in the film ‘Taal’ as a background dancer. Shahid would have to wait until 2003 for his first leading role, but it was well worth the wait.

    It was in the film ‘Ishq Vishk,’ which also starred Amrita Rao and Shenaz Treasurywala. The film was a box office hit, and Kapoor earned a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award for his performance.

    In 2005 Shahid earned his first Star Screen Award for Best Actor nomination for his role in the drama ‘Shikhar.’ From 2003 to 2006, Shahid Kapoor starred in several films but none were able to match the box office success of his debut.

    Finally in 2006, with the release of ’36 China Town,’ he received his second box office hit. He released two more films that year which were hits at the box office. His final release of the year, the romantic drama ‘Vivah,’ was one of the highest grossing films of the year. The film earned Shahid his second Best Actor nomination at the Star Screen Awards.

    During that same year, Shahid embarked on the ‘Rockstars Concert,’ his first world tour. The concert featured other Bollywood stars, such as Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and John Abraham.

    In 2007 Shahid Kapoor took on the role of Aditya Kashyap in ‘Jab We Met.’ It became his most critically acclaimed role to date. He received several Best Actor nods at numerous award shows.

    Shahid Kapoor has multiple projects set for 2009, including ‘PaathShaala’ and ‘Haddipa.’

    From 2004 to 2007 Shahid Kapoor dated fellow Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor. The two have since separated but remain on good terms.icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 26, 2009 6:13 AM GMT
    Just give me Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan, that's all I want from Bollywood...
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    Feb 26, 2009 1:52 PM GMT
    dmostwanted saidJust give me Hrithik Roshan and Aamir Khan, that's all I want from Bollywood...


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    Feb 26, 2009 1:55 PM GMT
    outsourced's a nice movie...it has a true indian feel to it !!
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    Feb 26, 2009 1:57 PM GMT
    i think its cheesy- or what i've seen that's come out of india so far has been. that 'Thriller' video is a good example, as is the coquettish love scene on the poster's profile, and this:



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    and yeah, we know the english 'translation' is merely of what it sounds like they're saying. pretty hilarious- but the cheesiness i'm talking about is pretty evident in the dance sequences and facial expressions. its such an awkward and failed attempt at being (sexy? cool?) that i compulsively cringe, but cant look away- like a trainwreck lol

    but then, perhaps like Anime, what annoys some is worshipful for others
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    Feb 26, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    When I lived overseas I got to see lots and lots of Bollywood films. The country I was in usually showed their romantic comedy stories. My favorite part is the 'almost kiss' the usually had. I actually really liked Zita and Gita It was older but I thought it was funny.

    Oh and I'd just like to say that Bollywood has some very hot actors and actresses!
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    Feb 26, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    Just loaded my music full of Bollywood Hits!icon_cool.gif
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    Feb 26, 2009 6:31 PM GMT
    Anyone seen DOSTANA ? Great Bollywood, about two Indian guys living in the US, faking being gay in order to get into a shared flat where live a really sexy Indian girl... A feel-good, really funny movie !!
    (My bf's Indian and make watch loads of those bollywood, lol, this one is one of the best I think... )

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  • metta

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    Feb 26, 2009 7:23 PM GMT
    I have seen quite a few bollywood films. I have enjoyed most of them. The last one I saw was dastana.

    John Abraham....yummy!!!

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    http://www.johnabraham.com/

    There is a multiplex theater in Los Angeles county Lakewood/Artesia (aka Little India) that specializes in Bollywood films. I can't wait until my friend comes back from India so that we can go see more of them. He usually picks the good ones out but spends 6 months there and 6 months here. ;)

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    the word 'dreamy' comes to mind....haha.... ;)



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    Feb 26, 2009 8:32 PM GMT
    Bollywood movie is an escapism for Indian from the hard life in their country. The movie is usually newly 3 hour long. And during that times, the audience it taken away to a world of perfection , with beautiful people, beautiful scenery, good guy win at the end and lovely song. Bollywood movie is famous all over Asia if it not the world. You can see them in thearte, tv, and cinema. It not the real India, of course (perhaps 1 percent of Indian live and look like that), just like samerphx said majority of Indian are brown while those in the cinema are white. It like drug that they take to give them some relieve from poverty and unhappiness of real live. Movie star are idolize and worship by millions . Some poor folk prefer to see a movie rather than having dinner simply because they think movie is more intersting than eating.

    If you want to see more realistic life of India in movie , go and see Tamil movie (the India movie industry of the south). Here you can see darker actor/actress , happy people dancing in a slum and street life just like they have it in India. Go to see Bollywood movie as entertainment but remember those are the world of make believe and majority people of India didnt live like that
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    Feb 26, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    SamerPhx said They only want white Indians, not dark Indians. About 90% of Indians are dark brown skin...


    SO true. You can be fugly as a dog but if you have fair skin in India you're so beautiful/handsome whereas some really good looking darker people are considered ugly. I have a cousin who is really dark but she's drop-dead gorgeous, yet nobody thinks of her as beautiful. It's quite sad really.

    As for Hindi fil-ums (that's how you pronounce film with a proper Indian accent... haha) I love most of them, just in small doses. The cheesiness is what makes them fun. As someone said in the post about the buffalax video whenever that was, they're much like the musicals from Hollywood's golden age. Of course, as with any film genre, you need to know how to select good ones to watch. Director, music director and actors all play a role in the selection process. There are also many that have a good balance of hokieness and substance.

    If you want to watch a movie with substance AND singing and dancing watch any of the older movies by the director Maniratnam (originally south Indian, but he crossed over into Bollywood, because he's just THAT good) like Roja, Bombay, or Dil Se. They're all great movies with songs by the, now globally well known, A R Rahman. There are also non-Bollywood movies made in India, but these get a lot less attention since they don't provide the same escape.



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    Feb 26, 2009 9:38 PM GMT
    Czarodziej has talked of cheesiness...its there in those videos..but that isn't Bollywood!! They're typically South Indian movies..which I do agree are they exude vulgarity!
    Bollywood is a part of the Indian Film Industry..making mostly Hindi movies..
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    Feb 27, 2009 12:13 AM GMT
    Yeah, I agree, South Indian dance sequences are often a LOT weirder/cheesier.
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    Feb 27, 2009 8:42 AM GMT
    Love Bollywood...though the "south Indian" movies are a little on the cheesy side.....but Bollywood in general has over the top, high budjet colorfull sequences full of glitz, glamour, music, dancing....and REALLY beautifull, athletic guys who most of the guys on this sight could only dream to look like, and/or be with(including me)icon_redface.gif .....but yes have had many Romantic/perverted fantasies of John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Shahid Kapoor, Hrithik Roshen, Zayed Khan....to name a fewicon_wink.gif