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"BOLLYWOOD: TALES OF LOVE, LIFE AND MELODRAMA"
Sunday 6 December 2009
18h30 - 22h30
(Happy Hour. Dinner and Dessert. Raoul's Presentation. More Great Socializing)
Our Guest of Honor
London Based Scholar And Comedian Visiting Paris
Raoul Malhotra is a young British Asian (India) currently in Paris in his gap year. Next year he will attend LSE (The London School of Economics), but is currently completing course work for his Ph D in life. Over the last year or so, Raoul has taken a capricious approach to Bollywood in an effort to improve his Hindi. Looking at Bollywood from all angles, he will be discussing his own attitudes to Indian cinema, and its marketability all over the world. Frequently asked questions such as "Do all these movies really need to be 4 hours long?" and "Why do they sing and dance at the most inappropriate times?", will be looked at as Raoul attempts to deconstruct the myths and legends of Bollywood.
Background on Bollywood
*Bollywood (Hindi: बॉलीवुड) is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the Indian film industry. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world. The name is a portmanteau of Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, the center of the American film industry. Bollywood is more properly refered to as Hindi cinema, though frequent use of poetic Urdu words is fairly common. There has been a growing presence of Indian English un dialogue and songs as well. It is not uncommon to see films that feature dialogue with English words and phrases, or even whole sentences.The name "Bollywood" is a portmanteau of Bombay (the former name for Mumbai) and Hollywood, the center of the American film industry. . However, unlike Hollywood, Bollywood does not exist as a physical place. The term "Bollywood" has origins in the 1970s, when India overtook America as the world's largest film producer...
Roaul will show sound and images perfect for a cold Paris Sunday evening.!
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