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  1. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 9 years ago

    I have always been a great fan of Bollywood films. They have great story lines (great writers) but they are not promoted in UK, USA etc like other films – Bollywood is quite a big industry.

    Why don’t we see them in our Cinema’s? Afterall, they are subtitled in English.

    1. anjalichugh profile image73
      anjalichughposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      At least in New York we have a couple of theaters showcasing Indian movies. There might me more which I'm not aware of. smile

  2. soni2006 profile image79
    soni2006posted 9 years ago

    I second your thoughts Lady_E.

  3. Typhoon profile image67
    Typhoonposted 9 years ago

    Theatre screens are usually rented out by the company distributing the film.. I'd imagine Bollywood execs figure it's not worth the price

    1. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I see. So its a money issue. That's a pity.

      1. ngureco profile image82
        ngurecoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Don't pity them. The films are not profitable in US and UK. Bollywood films have great story lines but they have to do it in Hindi language targeting a mass of a billion plus Indians.

        1. soni2006 profile image79
          soni2006posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Adding to that, many bollywood movies have been nominated for Oscar so you can understand the quality of these movies.

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    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    Bollywood movies are like 3 hours, but you get a kick out of it anyways. and they kick ass with their music, too. I loved the movie, DON.

  5. premsingh profile image61
    premsinghposted 9 years ago

    Bollywood films are 3 h long and have several music scores. English movies are short films of just half duration. Hence to make Bollywood movies popularize in other countries esp. UK, USA or other Europian Countries , these have to to be cut short just to half of length removing unnecessary music scores.

  6. JonTutor profile image54
    JonTutorposted 9 years ago

    I work PT front desk of a motel owned by Indians... Nice folks..... Funny movies.... every time the guy looks into the girl's eyes they break into a song/dance.... can't make head or tail of it..... have seen 3 movies so far... one was about an Italian dude falling in love with a beautiful Indian chick... second one was about the native indians having a cricket match against the British... most recent one.. Slumdog ... too much poverty... but they usually have predictable happy endings.

    1. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If ever you rent another one, watch Fanaa.  Its got so many twists and there is a political element to it as well. Not all Lovey Dovey. As for Endings, you will be surprised to see how this one ends. I think it will knock your socks off smile

  7. SweetiePie profile image82
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    On certain cable channels you can see Bollywood movies.  My suggestion would be to sign up for Netflix, which would allow you to order any of these movies you like.

    1. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Cheers Sweetiepie.  I order them from Lovefilm sometimes. I just wondered why they didn't show them in Cinema's. Slumdog Millionaire had such a big promotion and that's been shown worldwide but there are a lot of other indian films that are better than that.

      Anyway, just a thought. Not an important issue smile

  8. Mac Mission profile image57
    Mac Missionposted 9 years ago

    Bollywood has many stories. These films have been translated to english too. In uk and usa also there are many fans who love bollywood movies. You can see the examples of Laagan, Tare Zameen pay, Recently won oscar adward slum dog millionaire Its Indian movie with Indian actors.


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