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The Great Bollywood - The Great Bollywood Motion pictures have been around for a long time. They are popular all over the world. When people think of motion pictures, Hollywood always pops in their heads. As great and as popular as Hollywood is, there is a larger film industry in the world, and it’s not in the U.S. The largest film industry in the world is called Bollywood and it is located in Bombay, India. Bollywood puts out on the average eight hundred movies a year, which means two movies are cranked out every day....   [tags: essays research papers] 1294 words
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Bollywood Movies - ... It has been assumed that they uphold the culture and traditions that adorn this country, and by depicting them in flashy outfits and in sexual passionate scene is equivalent to demeaning the nation and its respected “tradition”. You may notice that in Hindi cinema the female protagonist is always shown to be naïve and innocent, whilst it is not always the case with the men. The other women who are shown Westernized are clearly shown to have vices. They are not given a second chance, whereas the men in the movie don’t have such distinguished boundaries of good and bad....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1019 words
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Bollywood Cinema - ... It was just snippets of reality that was borrowed and made to look like the problems faced by the entire Indian nation. So in actual reality these were the problems mainly faced by the bourgeoisie community and their ambitioned goals were displayed as the successes in national progress achieved by the rural classes in the movies. You must keep in mind, that eveyr hindi cinema highlights the unspoken concept of the nation. Problems that seem to disturb this concept of nation are shown as immoral or unethical situations....   [tags: Cinematic Elements] 1299 words
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Bollywood Filmmakers - ... Mainstream Hindi fiction film was traditionally meant for the masses and contained widely appealing elements of melodrama, action, nationalistic themes, and an emphasis on tradition (Thomas 1995: 162). Recently, filmmakers have focused on the attitudes of their new imagined audience, the classes of educated and English-speaking elite urban viewers, to carve the future cinema. Until the late 1990s, these individuals, who typically resided in Bombay, Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad, were the most neglected segments of the Hindi film audience....   [tags: Sociology, Culture] 2133 words
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Freedom and Choice in Bollywood Movies - ... The vast difference between the way Zeenat and Meera choose to live their lives and face their struggles further highlights the notion of freedom. Meera decides to be suppressed and live under the misery of her in-laws, whereas, Zeenat takes the liberty of marrying her lover and being independent, even though his parents are against the martial reunion. Meera and Zeenat's encounters metaphorically oppose each other. Zeenat is shown independently working with a hammer repairing parts of her house without any male assistance....   [tags: India] 1397 words
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Bollywood's Popular Culture in the South Asian Diaspora - Bollywood's Popular Culture in the South Asian Diaspora The centre of the Indian movie industry is in the Indian city known as Bombay, which has since been renamed Mumbai. Owing to the industrial resemblance with the American movie city Hollywood, the Indian movie industry came to be known as Bollywood. Bollywood is now an industry of massive proportions, and far from simply producing cinema; it is also closely interwoven with industries concerned with music, clothes, magazines, DVDs, jewellery and cosmetics....   [tags: Papers] 2253 words
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The Similarity of Bollywood Films to High Concept American Films - The Similarity of Bollywood Films to High Concept American Films The term “high concept” is used to describe a script or film that a person can easily understand after hearing just a few words, it also means a film which is high budget and attracts a mass audience. To be high concept the film needs to appeal to young and old audiences to do this it needs to include aspects such as “fear”, “loneliness”, ”family” and “lost love.” Bollywood films appeal to most of the Asian culture and religions (Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist) the most common language being Hindi, spoken by 40% of Asians so Bollywood films are usually spoken in Hindi....   [tags: Papers] 1098 words
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Arranged Marriages: Motives and Customs in Traditional and Modern Indian Culture and Their Depictions in Bollywood Films - ... Many women “from poorer families, or orphans in India are not good commodities, so they remain unmarried” (Kodackal, 1998: 1). If the dowry is not given by the proposed date, the girl “would be pursued and thrown out of her husband’s house; or, would die in a ‘domestic accident’ ” (Kodackal, 1998: 1). Many cases of domestic accidents have occurred in India, which relay the flaws that the arranged marriage system have. This can be conveyed in several Bollywood movies, notably in Baabul. The picture located above shows the husband’s family notably giving their gifts of dowry for accepting their daughter into their family....   [tags: Cultural Issues]
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The body of the Indian Woman: A tool of nationalistic discourse - ... We see Sarita and Mitch experience the marriage ritual, an expected ritual all Indian women are suppose to go through. Meenu mentions how she has done the baby ritual many times as if it was expected of her to say she has gone through it. By saying so, she emphasizes the validity of her womanhood. These rituals attempt to provide a form of validity to the womanhood of the female subject, if a woman has not gone through certain rituals they are seen as not a true woman. This expectation for women to experience various rituals places a burden on the female body to go through such rituals; in a sense, Indian society expects women to strive to be able to par take in such activities....   [tags: Bollywood Films] 2996 words
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Nair's Techniques in film Monsoon Wedding - Nair's Techniques in film "Monsoon Wedding" Mira Nair directed the 2000 film 'Monsoon Wedding' with the intention of making it a Bollywood film on her own terms. Through watching the film, it becomes evident that this was mixing traditional ideals of Indian Bollywood together with the modern elements of the West, such as those depicted in particular in Hollywood films, the Western equivalent of the Bollywood film industry although on not so large a scale. Nair spent the latter part of her further education in the United States of America, attending Harvard University, where her more modern ethics, compared to the conventional Indian principles she was brought up with, were developed and thus came to influence her works....   [tags: Film Movie Nair Bollywood Wedding Essays] 2119 words
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Celebrity Endorsement: An Analysis on Television Commercials in India - Celebrity Endorsement: An Analysis on Television Commercials in India Indian Culture: India is a country which has a very strong culture. The culture is been shaped through long history. Though India is diverse in cultural practices, languages, customs, but it is traditionally very strong and strict. Cultural values that prevail in India are joint family, dependence on parents, respect elders; arrange marriages, male dominance, devotion, religion, etc. Indian Celebrities: {draw:frame} India has a huge industry called Bollywood which is named by a newspaper writer to the Bombay Hindi Film Industry....   [tags: TV Commercials India Advertisement Analysis] 1996 words
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In Film Advertising Aims and Objectives - In Film Advertising Aims and Objectives Study Rationale: • Effectiveness of In-Film Advertising • Consumer Behavior and Advertiser’s Behavior towards In-film Advertising Exploring product placement opportunities offered by the mainstream Hollywood and Bollywood movies, by understanding their nature, the audiences they serve and benefits the industry aims at with respect to the placed product. Study Objective: • To test the effectiveness of brand placement in movies both from the consumers and the advertisers perspective....   [tags: Film Movies Advertising Marketing] 1593 words
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Designing a New System for Gala Visions - Designing a New System for Gala Visions Gala Visions is a widely growing video rental outlet for most of the Asian community where both Hollywood and Bollywood movies are found, I will be using ICT to design a new system for it. Analysis ======== Background to the problem ------------------------- Gala Visions is small video rental store on Whalley Range in Blackburn. The store is home to the many different genres of movies through Hollywood and Bollywood. It is run by Fakhir. Identification of Prospective Users ----------------------------------- Gala Visions is a widely growing video rental outlet for most of the Asian community where both Hollywood and Bollywood movies are found....   [tags: Video Rentals Consumerism Essays] 1575 words
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Cinema as Intertext in Midnight’s Children - Cinema as Intertext in Midnight’s Children Saleem in Midnight’s Children makes an accurate evaluation of India when he states, “Nobody from Bombay should be without a basic film vocabulary” (Rushdie 33). Bollywood, the capital of the film industry in India, is the largest manufacturer of motion pictures in the world. A large percentage of the films are either mythical romances or musicals and often they last longer than three hours in length. While watching Indian cinema would be a painful ordeal for Western audiences, Indians embrace the industry and are very proud of their cinema heritage....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Comparison of "Monsson Wedding" to "Heat and Dust" - Despite differing in form, the film “Monsoon Wedding,” directed by Mira Nair and the novel “Heat and Dust,” by Ruth Prawler Jhabvala, have many similarities. Both of these texts convey an Indian world and the people in it. “Monsoon Wedding” is a party arthouse, party Bollywood film which deals with the leadup to the wedding of two young people, Aditi and Hermant. It combines their story with that of Aditi’s father, Lalit, and his family responsibilities, as well as the events occurring in the lives of their servants, Dubey and Alice....   [tags: essays research papers] 739 words
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The Expatriate Indian - ... There was a string of big budget films in Bollywood that were also known as the “KJo” films. They consisted of some of Bollywood’s biggest stars, had lavish sets, big houses and expensive cars. Examples of such movies were Diwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) and Kabhie Khushi Khabie Gham (2005). These are going to be the two movies that I shall focus on throughout this essay. Diwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) was a blockbuster hitworldwide. Its youthful storyline brought out multitudes of emotion and sentiments from the audience....   [tags: India] 1190 words
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Is There Such a Thing as Global Cinema? - ... For former type, the examples like Paramount united with Universal launched the United Cinemas International (K. Thompson, D. Bordwell: 2003) can be a good explanation, for better during the process of foreign capital integrating to Hollywood, Universal used to successively owned by Matsushita, Seagram from Canada and Vivendi from France. About the peripheral marketing, one of the most successful examples is Disney Theme Park, it has 5 Disneyland theme parks now and it will open a new Disneyland in Shanghai in 2014, with the succeed of Disneyland, Warner Brother planning to built a Harry Potter theme park in Florida in the US and apparently it will open in 2010....   [tags: Cinema]
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Indian Culture And How It Translates to America - ... Most Indian-American youth dress and act like Americans. And it is all of that which is put into question and threated when immigrants leave one place for another (Marin 112). Nevertheless, emigrants from India do attempt to stay true to their religion and they go to great lengths to practice their religion. Worshipping is the most important part of Hindi culture and many often practice their religion in the privacy of their own home. Other traditions are kept alive so that not all of the Hindi religion is put at risk once the environment has changed....   [tags: Culture ]
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Laagan's Theme - The theme of the movie Lagaan is the realistic portrayal of life. The use of the country's most liked game, cricket, is a great example of Bhuvan’s characteristics. He taught different skills like leadership, team spirit, motivation and stress management. Bhuvan was the protagonist of the movie. He was a person with great talents and leadership skills. He showed that in the movie by finding the players first. He had a hard time finding players because no one wanted to play with him. In a way, everyone was scared of the idea to play a cricket game and in return they would not have to pay taxes....   [tags: Movie] 629 words
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Free College Admissions Essays: Most Influential Event in My Life - College Admissions: Most Influential Event in My Life 26th of January. Republic Day of India. Bhuj, home to my aunt and the place where I have been spending my holidays for the past 10 years or so. It was 8:55 in the morning. Everyone was ready for breakfast except me. I was always late on the dining table and often made mom angry. But that day mom didn’t get angry. Wondering why . Bhuj and neighboring places had just witnessed a powerful earthquake that rocked the whole of gujarat. The word earthquake always evoked something-but that something was never akin to terror....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 932 words
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Changing Values and Culture Shock - Changing Values and Culture Shock “Kids today have no moral values or sense of culture!” – a very common grievance of parents today whose parents -in their time- lamented about their lack of ethics and whose parents in turn complained of their unfavorable attitudes, whose parents again worried about the decline in tradition. This cycle of change in culture dates back even to times when what we now call ‘our culture’ and ‘our ethics’ were not even formed. It is evident that man has constantly felt the breath of changing values and cultural shock breathing down his neck, following him relentlessly over ages and posing him the same apparent danger that we claim to face today....   [tags: Society Sociology] 1726 words
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Music of India - The Music of India Indian music is a very varied type of music which ranges from classical to film, more commonly known as pop. Both types are extremely popular throughout the Indian society in all classes. Music is apparent in Indian culture as a way of expression. The history of Indian music extends back many centuries. Traditionally in that period, there were various kingdoms, in which the power was held equally by the king and the temples. This was the division of music. The temples presented religious music to all that wanted it while the kings patronized the separate artists....   [tags: essays research papers] 1172 words
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World Culture - Africa Africa is a continent of natural resources both living and non living. These resources affect how African countries deal with other countries and how it works internally. One example of this is diamonds. Sierra Leone is a country in Africa that has gone through various political regimes and has gone through great conflict. Various war factions want to have control over the diamond mines and they force workers to perform this backbreaking work. These diamonds that these factions control are called conflict diamonds because of the atrocities these groups inflict to control diamonds and make money....   [tags: essays research papers] 1118 words
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Creativity - Creativity 'Utterly butterly delicious', 'yeh dil maange more', 'kya swaad hai zindagi mein', 'beauty bar of film stars', ' kal bhi aaj bhi kal bhi', and I can go on. More than anything, I think we are compelled to watch these small bits of creativity on the television. Nuisance to the lovers of 'kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi', to the tendulkar fans, and MTV dudes I think these are the best sections aired on the so called idiot box, exuding creativity. It is amazing to watch screening of mere ideas for a span ranging only from 10 to 60 seconds and the passage of the message yet then so convincingly that it actually entices an individual for indulging in great expenses....   [tags: Papers] 659 words
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BBC's Current Marketing Plan - BBC's Current Marketing Plan The BBC’s current marketing plan focuses on a number of specific areas, where the BBC hopes to achieve a variety of objectives that will improve the corporation’s image, in this country as well as abroad. The BBC plans to increase the range and quality of its radio and television services. More high impact broadcasting is being focused on. More memorable programmes are being developed and created, in particular arts and current affairs. The BBC plans to build up and solidify its digital service, providing something for everyone on this service....   [tags: Papers] 753 words
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Jay Sean - The New Sensation - Jay Sean - The New Sensation The appearance of the R&B singer Jay Sean has proved to be prosperous. Being the UK’s first ever Asian R&B superstar, he has already been victorious with the smooth anthem ‘Dance with you’. What makes Jay Sean so exciting is that yet being a UK born and bred artist his music is uniquely appealing, fusing ‘desi’ rhythms with a realistic R&B feeling producing a methodical genuine sound....   [tags: Papers] 810 words
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Comparing the Two Advertisements for Mastercard and Halifax One - Comparing the Two Advertisements for Mastercard and Halifax One The advertisements that I looked at were both broadcast on Sunday 13th March 2005, on Sky One at the primetime of 8pm. The first advertisement, which lasted for the duration of 30 seconds, was for Mastercard and took the genre of a romantic comedy and the theme of revenge. The second advertisement, which lasted the same duration, was for Halifax One and took the genre of Bollywood and the theme of a playboy lifestyle....   [tags: Papers] 1489 words
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Ethnography - When I was a kid my parents always took me to Nathdwara to take the blessings of Lord Krishna every now and then because my parents are so religious. So by going there several times I am also attached to that place. Actually Nathdwara is situated in Rajasthan state and I live in the state called Gujarat and in the city called as Ahmedabad. It takes six hours drive from my city to Nathdwara and this is the only nearest place where I could get mental peace. This is very important place for me and my family because it is a tradition of our family that whoever goes there gives free food to the hungry and poor people....   [tags: Personal Narrative India Hindu] 1331 words
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Cultural Myths' Affect on Racism and Society - Most people are unaware of the impact that cultural myths have on their lives; however, an examination of Kearney’s text reveals that they play an important role in our lives. Cultural myths can be those thoughts that a group, community, and society believe to be true, but sometimes they are not. For instance, in America one has to work hard and then he/she will get ahead, but that’s not the case in all scenarios. Secondly, the stories about cultural myths have been passed down throughout history....   [tags: Cultural Myths, myths, racism,] 1236 words
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A Global Cinema Industry? - ... British cinema has been in the shadow of Hollywood for a while now, with no solely British movie in the top ten in the last 10 years. Another national cinema is the German film industry. Known as Weimar Cinema it was known for progressive and artistic approaches to cinema. The expressionism within film was seen as a reflection of the discontent that was among the German people due to the Treaty of Versailles. This cinema had inspirational influence on UK filmmaker such as Hitchcock. The film ‘The Lodger’ can be seen as an example which influence is evident in style and tone....   [tags: Cinema] 1107 words
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Transnational Cinema - ... These transnational films I believe would be growing significantly in the film industry as a part of film history. As seen in most third transnational films from Asia countries, “popular cultural products criss-cross cultural borders everyday” therefore these cultures remain circulating in transnational cinema (Aquilia 2006). The power of transnational cinema could not be ignored as global screen reflects a transnational cultural exchange (Aquilia 2006). My clip shows that those sections of films we studied consisting crossover boundaries of actors and actresses, overseas settings and different cultures portrayed....   [tags: Cinema]
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Asian Wedding Cake - ... The colors used in these cakes portray an Oriental touch. Sometimes the use of some color is highly influenced by the rich culture of that nation. For example, a Japanese wedding cake should incorporate the use of red color. Other cake colors are white, off-white, ivory, yellow, blue, orange, black, pink, dark brown, violet which should correspond with the flavor of the wedding cakes. Taste: The flavors of the wedding cakes range from fruit-flavor to various unusual combinations like buttercream and lemon, buttercream and espresso etc....   [tags: Culture] 854 words
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Arranged Marriages: Motives and Customs in Traditional and Modern Indian Culture - ... In every case, depending on the wealth and well-being of the family, the dowry can be as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars or as little as a few pieces of jewellery. The arranged marriage system has further flaws as well. The system first arose when child marriage was custom in India. Children at adolescent ages, before puberty hit, were married off. “Children at such a young age could not give valid consent to marriage, so parents were giving the consent instead” (Kodackal, 1998). The initial intention of child marriage was to prevent the children from seeking someone of lower caste or class, which makes this system a means of restriction from marrying outside ones’ race or social status....   [tags: Culture ]
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Postmodern Multicultural Society - ... Home cooked food is an integral part of Indian lives but street food also satisfy individual palate and hungry stomach. 1.2 Performing Arts: Arts pervade every facet of Indian life and is found on every byway of Indian civilization. The natya shastra(textbook of dance, drama and music) is India's oldest exposition of the arts attributed to the sage Bharata.(Kolanad, 2005).Some Indian folk dances are Bharat Natyam, Kathak , Kathakali and Odissi and they are well represented by famous artists....   [tags: Anthropology, Culture, Gender Roles] 1765 words
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21st mainstream Hindi fiction film and advertising - ... The urban elite lifestyle of post-liberation India is thus predicated on the desire for wealth. This consumer purchases luxury goods and entertainment through an impulse rather than out of necessity for survival. This behavior, displayed in music videos, film songs, and advertisements “celebrates an ethos of happy cordiality between generations and between East and West” (Juluri 2002: 372). Consumers of desire help unify the world of the urban elite through their modern practices of consumption beyond necessity....   [tags: Marketing, Sexual Appeal] 2338 words
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Pros and Cons of Living in a Multi-Ethnic Society - A multi-ethnic society is a society which includes people from a variety of different races, religions, cultures, backgrounds etc. Multi-ethnic societies can have many negative and positive effects which I am going to explain in the following paragraphs. The benefits of living in a multi-ethnic society are that you get to meet new people and learn interesting things about them. People get a chance to understand others and realise they’re equal to us. It makes people less ignorant and alters stereotypical views they may have had beforehand from media influence or friends/relatives....   [tags: culture, diversity] 1154 words
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