Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Reference: Bollywood in Bangkok. Bangkok Post, May 7, 2008

Bollywood movies, which now come from Mumbai and not Bombay, consist entirely of predictable plots and dialog weaved through a patchwork collage of bizarre song and dance routines that will make you squirm. Their rationale is that to make it work financially they have to cater to the lowest common denominator in India that is their customer base. I can appreciate that but if they aspire to the international entertainment business they will have to wean themselves out of that. As it is one can sit through no more than 30 seconds of the stuff they are dishing out from Mumbai before becoming nauseated.

Cha-am Jamal

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