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Author:  Azlan [ Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:32 am ]
Post subject:  Bollywood

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Song and dance will remain, say Indian movie directors<P>PAULINE JASUDASON, Associated Press<P>GENTING HIGHLANDS, Malaysia - They're long, the plots are formulaic and the lead actors break into song and dance at the slightest provocation.<P>But that's the way Indian audiences like their homegrown movies, and that's the way they'll stay, top filmmakers from the world's most prolific movie industry said Saturday.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Bollywood Looks to World but Song and Dance Safe<P>Barani Krishnan, Reuters on Yahoo! News <P>GENTING HIGHLANDS, Malaysia (Reuters) - Bollywood may copy Hollywood more these days, but Indian films will never change one thing -- song and dance routines that appear anytime, anywhere in a movie are here to stay, industry veterans say.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

Other threads on Bollywood:<P><a href=../../../ubb/Forum6/HTML/000614.html target=_blank>'Bombay Dreams,' Andrew Llyod Webber's Bollywood Musical</a><P><a href=../../../ubb/Forum17/HTML/000217.html target=_blank>Bollywood Ilford</a><P><a href=../../../ubb/Forum17/HTML/000311.html target=_blank>Bollywood & Bhangra Dance Videos</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Oscar-nominated movie sweeps Indian film awards in Malaysia<P>PAULINE JASUDASON, Associated Press on Yahoo! News<P>GENTING HIGHLANDS, Malaysia - Favorite "Lagaan" swept India's answer to the Oscars (news - web sites) Saturday, which also recognized a film which broke from Bollywood's feel-good conventions.<P>A 19th century story about a team of poor Indian cricketers who defeat a team of colonial British rulers at their own game, "Lagaan" won seven India International Film Awards including best film, best director, best story and best actor for Aamir Khan.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  djb [ Sat Apr 06, 2002 6:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

I've been watching Bollywood song & dance film clips on TV for a long time. I liked them better many years ago, when the music was less influenced by Western pop music and the main influences in the choreography seemed to be Indian dance styles mixed with "Bye Bye Birdie."

Author:  Azlan [ Thu May 09, 2002 3:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Bollywood Film to Show at Cannes<P>RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM, Associated Press on Yahoo! News<P>BOMBAY, India (AP) - "Devdas," an Indian movie about doomed love told through 10 song-and-dance numbers, will premiere at this month's Cannes Film Festival (news - web sites).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  trina [ Fri May 10, 2002 5:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

I have a friend who lived in India for six months to study yoga. He said that Indian films were great fun, and ALWAYS had a dance sequence(s),no matter what the film was about...gangsters, bank heist, whatever.

Author:  Azlan [ Sat May 25, 2002 8:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Song, dance, tears, timeless love: Bollywood comes to Cannes<P>ANGELA DOLAND, Associated Press on Yahoo! News<P>CANNES, France - It's set in marble palaces and moonlit gardens. Its heroines wear shimmering saris and jeweled bangles. And its star-crossed lovers break into song-and-dance numbers.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  Priscilla [ Sat May 25, 2002 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

This is wild. I had no idea Indian-made movies included this song and dance component. I wonder if I can find any of them here in town to rent and watch. <P>djb - in case you check back in at this thread, you mention you liked the movies better a while back and that the music has changed - has the dancing changed too?

Author:  Azlan [ Mon May 27, 2002 10:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

And there's more!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Bollywood fever grips Cannes film festival<P>Joelle Diderich, Reuters on Yahoo! News<P>CANNES, France (Reuters) - Bollywood fever gripped Cannes Thursday as art films gave way to the Indian musical "Devdas," a classic tale of doomed love set in a make-believe world of glittering palaces. <P>Billed as the most expensive Hindi commercial film ever made, "Devdas" stars Shah Rukh Khan and former Miss World (news - web sites) Aishwarya Rai, the Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts of Indian cinema.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>

Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jun 16, 2002 10:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Bollywood U.K. Stage Shows Nixed on War Threat<P>Bryan Pearson, Variety <P>NEW DELHI (Variety) - The threat of war with Pakistan has forced some of India's top movie stars to cancel a series of live shows in the U.K. later this month.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href= target=_blank>More</a>, in Yahoo! News

Author:  Kate [ Fri Jun 28, 2002 9:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

I agree with djb that modern Bollywood films are very heavily influenced with western music and dance styles which is a real shame when the dance styles and music native to India is so stunnng. I'm western but have been studying Bharata Natyam for several years and am now also taking lessons in Karnatic singing, towards my ISTD Bharata Natyam grade 2, the exams which were brought in recently. I'm hoping to go and see "Bombay Dreams - the musical" in London with some dance-friends this year and I am hoping they have some traditional Indian music in it as well as the modern stuff. some of thew older Indian films feature amazing classical music, Bharat Natyam dancers and other items of classical dance, particularly those from South India.<P>Having said that, though, I love ShahRukh Khan!! He's a great dancer and really good comic/dramatic actor too!

Author:  ArtsMan [ Sat Aug 17, 2002 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

In Yahoo:

Bollywood, Hollywood bloom for "Marigold"

By Cathy Dunkley

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Indian actor Salman Khan will star in "Marigold," a musical romantic comedy written and to be directed early next year by U.S. filmmaker Willard Carroll ("Playing by Heart").

The picture, budgeted at under $10 million, will see Khan co-star opposite an as-yet-uncast U.S. actress. Dubbed as a Bollywood-Hollywood collaboration, the project will be shot in both English and Hindi. Filming will take place in Mumbai and the Indian states of Goa and Rajasthan. more

Author:  Marie [ Sat Aug 17, 2002 6:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

Aparita Bhandari - Toronto Star, Aug. 15, 2002:
South Asian explosion

He's taught the big stars of Bollywood how to move. And tomorrow night, Shiamak Davar — ace choreographer, actor, singer/rock star and fitness guru — will perform at the third annual South Asian Masala! Mehndi! Masti! festival at Harbourfront.
To read more go to the Entertainment section of the Toronto Star

Author:  ArtsMan [ Tue Aug 27, 2002 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Bollywood

Bollywood begins to break into Western screens

By RANJAN ROY, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Will it become as ubiquitous as Indian curry and dal? Perhaps not just yet, but the Bollywood movie, the staple of Indian pulp entertainment, is beginning to tickle Western palates. more

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