Bollywood Culture

>> Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I’ve been contemplating the idea of starting a new blog on Hindi Cinema popularly called Bollywood and another blog on Indian Comic Books for a while. Yayawar Ki Diary (my other blog) has posts on Bollywood & Comics, but sometimes I have thoughts or trivia that can only be shared on a Dedicated Blog. So starting this one dedicated to Bollywood.

In India nothing sells like Bollywood. It’s a cult, it’s a culture in itself. Even if some intellectuals will refuse to accept Bollywood as a culture, it has been accepted universally. Have a look at this Video from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ where Semi-Finalist couple Joshua & Katee perform a dance style that they call The Bollywood Dance.

They think Bollywood Dance is a dance form from India. It was funny but true (atleast for me) Bollywood as a culture has its own ‘Cultural Dance’. May be some people will discard it as Latka-Jhatka, so whenever a Shakira asks Farah Khan to help her getting her Latka-Jhatkas right or a Nicole Kidman dances to the beats of Chhamma Chhamma in Moulin Rouge! Bollywood is acknowledged as a cultural connotation to India & Indian Culture.

What do you say???

4 comments:

Pea August 26, 2008 at 5:48 PM  

Ya thats true.. Bolloywood dance is considered very special in rest of the world.. They are crazy about our actors just like we are..

Bollyviewer August 27, 2008 at 1:48 AM  

In a lot of countries, what people know about India comes from Bollywood films and as such, I think Bollywood dance is considered "Indian" dance. But then, I've come across books that labeled "daandiya" as "India's National folk dance", too! Not sure that I agree completely agree with Indian culture being identified with Bollywood but it sure as hell beats being identified as a nation of snake charmers and elephant riders!

Vidooshak August 27, 2008 at 1:23 PM  

Bollywood dance is just the becoming. As anyone who has attempted to do business in India will vouch, nothing they have ever done in any country before prepares them for the paradox that is India. Very soon almost every eccentricity that makes us so special-- be it jugaad, adjust maadi, tashan or shendi -- will become a phenomenon that the West will ape.

PS: Get rid of the word verification. This blog isn't good enough for spammers to focus on yet :-)

Bubbly Vodka August 28, 2008 at 11:11 PM  

Bollywood sure makes the world think that running around the trees is part of the Indian culture. That is ridiculous. But then, isn't the world too?

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