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You know, I used to think I didn’t like singing in films, then I discovered Fred and Ginger about 6 or 7 years ago and now singing is alright with me!
So why have I avoided Bollywood? Well, I haven’t seen many modern musicals I much cared for, but mostly I’ve just decided I don’t like Bollywood without ever having seen a Bollywood movie. Well, except for the credit sequence of Slumdog…which I was nonplussed by.
The clips and stuff I’ve seen they look like campy/cheesy soap operas with feel good endings. But I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and I’ve been meaning to check out Lagaan (or do you recommend Mission Kashmir?)
All this avoids the real reason I pretend not to like Bollywood…it’s pretty en vogue these days (or at least it was), and god forbid I like something everyone else likes!
By all means…Roger Ebert retweeted them once long ago, but it’s been a while since anyone has stumbled across that graphic!
There should be more singing in films. Seriously. Bollywood all the way….. John Wayne and cowboys are very popular in Bollywood…. check it out…. where else can you find songs about Bumblebees and Hindu/Muslim angst all in the same script…. (see if you can find the film based just on that)…. or that guy from LOST dancing. Except that one isn’t REALLY Bollywood……..
Sooooooo, the question: whyfore have you so blatantly avoided Bollywood in your film discussions thus far? It’s the singing isn’t it?