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Bollywood unmatched
sayantani paul | 16 Oct 2009

 Nomatter you stand anywhere in the world and say you are from India,one might not be able to figure out in the map,but instead if you mention bollywood,they won’t even take a second thought to understand where from you belong.This is our bollywood.As much masala you want, even songs,dance or serious cinema, you get it all.Starting with Dada saheb Phalke,it has come a long way,the presentation being more global.

Typical commercial bollywood films are very colourful, be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s any blockbuster or even David Dhawan’s films.The locations choosen for any bollywood films have always been very exotic.With the change of every decade bollywood has taken a new turn.Today the style has become very international,appealing extensively to Indians settled abroad and non-Indians too.The typical rona-dhona stories to a large extent is replaced by contemporary issues.That is why films like Dostana,New York,Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna have done extremely well even abroad.Such was the appeal of Rakesh Roshan’s Kaho Na Pyar Hai,that it was dubbed in spanish for the spanish speaking audience of South America.

In the same land,where films likes Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Dilwale Dulhaniya le Jayenge were madly accepted,and where Rajarshi productions bagged box office success everytime with their family drama,today multiplex audiences with their open arms are accepting gay ,extra marital stories.Though earlier bollywood had love stories as their only formula,but today’s bollywood filmbuffs are open to not just love stories,but equally receptive to action,comedy and serious cinema.

It is difficult to say if Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan have made bollywood famous or vice versa.Whatever be the reason, bollywood is recognised worldwide and zillions of people dream and struggle to be a part of this huge industry.

                                                                                                                                                             Sayantani  Paul