Bollywood Influence On Society

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Author: Sangeetha Alwar

Dialoguebaazi (flair for dialogues) is the backbone of Bollywood 's flamboyant personality. Right from bombastic and florid to pedestrian and monosyllabic, it 's all about saying the right words at the right time.

From dances around trees to scantily clad women gyrating to tuneless music in nightclubs, in Bollywood, we have it all. It is one of the largest film production centres in the world. So the question of the reach and success of Bollywood is, lets face it, pointless. The real question that remains to be answered is - “Do movies influence society?"

14272873799329 source Yes! It is extremely, excessively, drastically, and quite dangerously influential. We are a society that thrives on movies. We want to escape
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Just try to think of one movie that doesn 't employ the formulaic ingredients of Bollywood such as star-crossed lovers and angry parents, love triangles, family ties, sacrifice, corrupt politicians, kidnappers, heroes who are able to fight off villains all by themselves, conniving villains, courtesans with hearts of gold, long-lost relatives and siblings separated by fate, dramatic reversals of fortune, and convenient coincidences and you 'll get your answer!

There are always a few exceptions. We do have great movies that have influenced millions of Indians, in the right sense. Parallel films like Neecha Nagar (1946), Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito(1956) and The World of Apu (1959), Anurag Kashyap 's Black Friday (2007), Vikramaditya Motwane 's Udaan (2009), Kiran Rao 's Dhobi Ghat(2010), Amit Dutta 's Sonchidi (2011), and the latest sensation Anand Gandhi 's Ship of Theseus (2013) have indeed contributed immensely in elevating the stage of Bollywood from the depths of impracticality to the echleons of logic and practicality.

Amidst all the finger-pointing, and mud-slinging, little do we realise that we are the real perpetrators of this mess. If the movies that we term “Bad, Distracting and Misleading” don 't have any or very less audience, will the industry continue making such movies and releasing
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