I love watching Indian movies in Cinema Halls but dont enjoy it much going all by myself. None of my friends like them and so most of the times I have to go alone. If anyone else is in the same dilemma, let me know and we can plan something. There are some great Indian movies in town , right now. Lagaan , Gadar ,etc. and Aks(AB) abt to come. Tintin
Why Indian movies always has so many people singing, dancing, or crying... ??? btw, there is an old band named Rhavhi Shankar from India (maybe), I loved one of their song, is called "I'm missing you, oh Kresna where are you", but I lost it...
Originally posted by Stevie Kaligis: Why Indian movies always has so many people singing, dancing, or crying... ???
95% of the song and dance and other cultural events take place inside the villain's den. This is because:- 1. The evil guy always enjoys his life - (BRING ON THE DANCING GIRLS AND WINE !!! :cool . 2. The hero and/or heroine must infiltrate the villain's den to liberate the hero's a. sister, b. girlfriend, c. mother, d. grandmother being held hostage by the villain. And what better way to sneak into the villain's liar, than to literally dance your way in. After giving the cultural performance, the hero bashes up 250+ bad guys, dodges away 10000 bullets, leaps and jumps multistoreyed buildings and finally liberates the tearful female hostages, and they all live happily ever after. Were it not for the villain's patronage, Indian culture would have died out long ago.
I don't understand why everybody is making such a fuss about song and dance sequences in our films. I feel its a very creative way of story telling and breaks the monotony of voices. I remember watching a english film called "An autumn in New York" and I was bored to death. The movie is so dull that I felt it could have been perked up by Indian style song and dance. As an after thought, Hollywood , as an experiment, can take a cue from bollywood and try adding one or two song and dance sequences. Though I must admit that inserting songs just for time pass is unnecssary and should be totally avoided in action thrillers and crime and detective movies because it breaks the pace of the movie and is damn irritating. cheers, jytsika
posted 19 years ago
Originally posted by Manju Jain: I feel its a very creative way of story telling and breaks the monotony of voices. jytsika
posted 19 years ago
Yep, Saw it on friday Evening in Odeon, Leicester Square and Surprisingly(or maybe not) there were far more non-Indians(read white) people to see the movie than Indians . The ratio was around 5:1 and they enjoyed the movie(it had English Subtitles). I am in South West London , near Streatham. What abt u ?? Tintin
Originally posted by sakuntala devi: Lagaan is really good.dont miss it. where are you in London.