Thank you for reading this blog, it is an attempt to give you all the craziness and quirks of movies from Bollywood to Hollywood to the smaller screen.

We start off with the most important date in the world of cinema today, 3rd May 2013 marks “100 Years of Bollywood”.

What is Bollywood? If you had asked this question over ten years ago then you may not have noticed it. Karan Johar the “Golden Director” who made the film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” in 2001 brought Bollywood to the map of the world of cinema. The modern clothes, songs and the old age family drama had never been presented in such style and depth before. Instantly everybody was singing the songs and soon other directors and producers have since followed to capture the Non-Resident Indian territory around the world. Bollywood remains strong in Canada, USA and UK mostly because of the numbers in population. When we come down to Africa, sure it has fans everywhere from Somalia to South Africa or Nigeria to Kenya but there is still time before it creates numbers for mega concerts, vast filming or even box office records for screenings.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bombay Talkies releases today in India and it is a film that has been made by four directors including Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee. They have made their tribute to the fans of this huge industry where an average Indian still aspires to work and earn fame. There is no doubt that the superstar of the industry remains Amitabh Bachan, and later in the series we will discuss his contribution, but the essence of Bollywood remains emotions.

Emotions are captured through long pauses of silent actions, unspoken words and talking eyes. Never has a medium caught the audiences attention so much that there is worship of the actors and their Godfathers. This Billion Dollar industry is no doubt here to stay for another 100 years to come and we look forward to hearing your views or experiences.

Thus, the question is from our selection of stars, who do you relate to immediately as “Bollywood”?

(a) Amitabh Bachan

(b) Karan Johar

(c) Raj Kapoor

(d) ShahRukh Khan

 

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