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More Bollywood Rules

Jivha had a blog entry on the “Top Thirteen Rules for Bollywood, 2004 Edition”:http://www.jivha.com/blog/archives/001065.html. Here are some of mine

# Even a poor villager goes to Switzerland to sing songs. We don’t know how he gets the money, maybe by selling one of his kidneys.
# In song sequences, every hero and heroine has a crowd of extras repeating the same steps behind them. 50 years and Bollywood has not found a different way to picturize film songs.
# Every film has a song which is set on stage which is surrounded by crowds of people, who just wave their arms in air. Where do these arm waving people work ?
# If want to look macho and your name is Bobby Deol or Sunil Shetty, then you should wear Rayban glasses even if it is midnight.
# If it is an Amitabh Bachchan movie, there has to be atleast one song where he dances with a bunch of scantily clad girls old enough to be his granddaughter.
# There has to be atleast one song containing the word “Maahive” and “Soniye”.
# Humor is Johnny Lever shouting.

4 Responses to More Bollywood Rules

  1. Alka March 14, 2004 at 7:10 am #

    Good observation. :-). You can keep on writing series of blogs on their tricks and gimmiks :-)about their characters, story,songs, dress, sets…

  2. The Banian March 14, 2004 at 3:29 pm #

    8) The bad guys never “get” the meaning of the final song with the hero(es) tied up.

    9) All that the hero needs is a mole on his cheek to disguise himself.

    10) The bad guy says – “mere jaisa kameena aaj tak is duniya mein paida nahi huwa”, blissfully unaware of cognitive dissonance.

    :-)

  3. Ranjan March 15, 2004 at 1:36 am #

    have linked you…

  4. Guruprasad March 16, 2004 at 1:35 am #

    11. All action movies will have every charcter in the movie handling everything from bazooka to the most modern military equipment. Probably UN needs to send their arms-finding mission team to places where Hindi movies are being shot.
    12. There is always a nightclub song with mostly Ila Arun singing it

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