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Transcript of Bollywood

currency and influence

in Europe
-> is cultic
-> spot abroad
-> unknown exotic style is combinded with the Western style
Bollywood in Germany
Khabi Kushi Khabi Gham
"Bollywood and beyond"
-> to let Germans get closer to the Indian (film-) culture
-> modernizing
-> ambitious

-> before 1990: typical Indian women
-> now: "Hollywood standard"
about 900 movies annually
world wide popularity by:
-> economic growth
-> the growing middle-class (exspecially NRI`s)
Main Action
Famous films, actors or singers
-> before 1990 in India
-> now mostly abroad
-> horror
-> love
-> disgust
-> critism
-> anger
-> peace
-> heroism
-> wondrous
-> pathos
Love in a Bollywood movie
just implied
physical contact is obnoxious
-> often longer than 3 hours
-> interrupted by Dance and Singing Scenes or a narrator
Happy End
- Indian film industry in Mumbai (Bombay)
mbay + Ho
most known studios
-> Filmalaya
-> Film City
most productive film industry
in the world
over 900 movies
per year
box-office results:
over 40.7 million $
British colonial rule
-> access to modern
huge success in the
60's and 70's
1896: first screening at
the Watson hotel
only for Whites,
but mix of western &
Indian traditions
first movies
'Raja Harishchandra’ (1913)
by D. G. Phalke
-> silent film
'Alam Ara' ( 1931)
by Ardeshir Irani
-> with sound
but later:
Theatre de Parsi
mainly used
dancing and singing
- in every film
- the songs and dances are influenced by the situation
- the dances get up with the songs
- Lebe und denke nicht an morgen(Kal Ho Naa Ho)
- Und plötzlich ist es Liebe(Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
- Ich bin immer für dich da(Main Hoo Na)
- Dhoom
- Du & Ich(Hum Tum)
- Veer und Zara
- Wer zuerst kommt bekommt die Braut
- Denn meine Liebe ist unsterblich (Mohabbatein)
- Om Shanti Om
- Kabhi Khushi Khabi Gham
- Amitabh Bachchan& Jaya Bachchan
=> Abhishek Bachchan -> °° Aishwarya Rai
- Shah Rukh Khan
- Salman Khan
- Hrithik Roshan
- Akshay Kumar
- Saif Ali Khan-> °° Kareena Kapoor
- Deepika Padukone
- Anil Kapoor
- Rekha
- Irrfan Khan
- Kajol Devgan Mukerherjee
- Preity Zinta
- Rani Mukherji

man shows more emotion

Story lines have deeper plots
and can be regarding different topics.
Incorporates love or romance in
almost all movies

musical and dance numbers

mostly in Hindi

a man is emotionless

Story lines run around deeper plot lines. Story can be anything and is dependent on the writer.

most in English

music in the

he is a very brave, smart, traditional and rich boy
a smart but naiv, clumsy girl from a bad neighbourhood

a traditional father who arranged a marriage for his son
adoring mother who tries
to protect their children
but she has to defer to
her husband
- many traditional elements combined with new and modern elements
-> many elements of the western world(e.g.: hip hop)
- men and women dance together and against eachother
- the people dance the same dance( in the scene)-> one or two persons start to dance and the other people follow them
- different dance than the traditional dance or the dances in the european dancing schools

- most of the time lovesongs
- women: very female and high voices
- (actually,) the actors do not sing-> playback

his fiance
his love
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