Monday, 13 February 2012

The Curse of Bollywood


There were alot of contenders for this blog's title e.g Bollywood the society destroyer, a traitor in disguise , a evil force to reckon with etc. But i guess any title will suffice until the right message is conveyed.

Long time ago I was a big fan of Bollywood's corny and sordid movies but then i met Epiphany somewhere along the road who introduced me to morals, ethics, values and some other people who I remember by face and not by name (nice people though). We had a great insightful discussion and then I came back home and continued the discussion with my room mate Personal Observation. After that I got a call from righteous and then suddenly it struck me and the picture which was once blur started to become lucid.What I found out was that Bollywood movies will do you more harm than good. It will snatch away your peace of mind and return you with restlessness and anxiety. This process happens intrinsically and right before our eyes without even us noticing. Think of it like this, remember when U.S choppers came to Pakistan to terminate OBL and our radars couldn't detect them. Just like that bollywood movies create havoc in our minds subliminally and our mind radar cannot detect it (unless you opt for an upgrade). Consider the following reasons to support my claim and for my absolute loathing towards bollywood:-

1. Since bollywood has a diversity of movie topics e.g love, more love, a little less than more love, corny love, not so corny love, true love, comedy love, action love, full action love...........did i mention love?....yup i did......so where was i?.....yea... suspense love,  baloney love etc, so what happens is that when our youngsters watch such movies they get all excited and start feeling stuff. They go to schools/colleges and where ever they see a pretty lady, the first thing that comes to their mind is that I'M A DELUSIONAL PRICK!...... sorry that came out wrong.....i mean I'M IN LOVE!.....and then we all know the downhill road from that point and when they realize the truth.....its already too late. Infact i believe bollywood gets the major share of blame for blemishing the concept of love in our society.
2. Their dresses and  language is full of filth. A decent and honorable person will understand what i mean by this.
3. I once saw compiled clips from their different movies and those clips showed villains having either Muslim names or Pakistani personality.
4. The songs that they are making are of such ignoble and despicable nature e.g shela, munni etc that a respectable person would start feeling ashamed and an educated person would feel like ripping his ears off. Yet such songs are cherished by our adults and children.......what a disgrace!
5. Thieves, gangsters and womanizers are portrayed as heroes/daredevils and such people become ideals in our society. It's cool to be bad is the message spoonfed to people brains and teenagers are most susceptible to it.

I can go on a rampage against bollywood but another blogger advised me to keep my blogs succinct so am going to do just that. Bollywood is a curse in our society and it's not even edutainment. It's got people cornered in their minds but now would be the right time to fight back. Time to show them what happens when a tiger is cornered. Time to get rid of ourselves from "the shackles of bollywood" (btw this was another contender for the title).





Endnotes
1. I know my blog is a little biased and i'll agree with you if you say not all bollywood movies are like that only if you agree with me that 95% of them are.
2. I exiled bollywood from my life back in 2007 but the worst part is that i still inadvertently get to hear it's nonsense EVERYDAMNWHERE ! e.g cars, hotels, cafes, universities ,news etc.
3. Adherents of bollywood should keep one thing in mind that it is illogical to find faults in hollywood or any other wood to amend bollywood. Criticizing a,b,c or d doesn't make e right.

19 comments:

  1. agreed!! bollywood sucks!!

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  2. Ijlal will kill u lol

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  3. lol....that guy sure is insanely possessive about bollywood.....i'd love to see his face when he reads this.

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  4. Good one fj. Loved it. Couldn't agree more!

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  5. thanx mate.....keep reading :)

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  6. agreed
    n also the bollywood impact is too great especially on our language n cultural aspects.

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  7. indeed.......impacting in a negative way.....it is our fault too for forsaking our own culture

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    1. i agree,now people feel awkward if they stick to our values and culture and the most interesting part is bollywood is even not their culture...only a small group of people called the high society may follow that.

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    2. well, Frhan I loved to read it. It was good and written in a peacefull way.....
      May be these movies are being used as tool of loby but you cant forget some motivatinal, Positve and inspirational movies. Like, Guru, Rocket Singh Sales man of the year, Corporate, Black, Rang day Basanti, and many other. what I think is that these movies I just named are among the favrote movies of majority.........

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  8. thank you both for participating in the discussion.
    Raza luckily i haven't seen the movies you mentioned except rang day basanti. Isn't that the movie in which some ignorant kids kill a minister and one of them goes own to KILL HIS OWN FATHER!!!! is that the message you want our uneducated and uncivilized population to pick? Thats what bollywood does. They sugar coat the whole movie with inspirational and motivational bullshit and intrinsically install deadly information in our minds.
    I already accept that 5% or less bollywood movies don't have that evil element which others have and taree zameen par is one of them but thats all they can do. To make 2 or 3 good movies out of 1000 in an entire decade.

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    1. I guess its quite imprudent of one not to talk about somethn gud that comes in but negativity prevails, i agree. What if u go lookin for that <5% u mentioned n wud u??

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  9. Good question......If some hypocrite connives 95 times a day and wishes me well for the remaining 5 then you can imagine my answer to that. Call it biasness but I can'turn a blind eye to bollywood's travesty and go looking for it's MINOR positivity which at the end of the day supports its heinous industry. Just isn't worth the effort.
    I guess its quite imprudent of one not to talk about somethn gud that comes in but negativity prevails, i agree>>>>>>>>>>no offence but such statements can be adjusted in many contexts so you're gonna have to justify our position with reason if you'd like me to comment on it.
    Thank you for your comments and I appreciate constructive criticism more than praise.

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    1. good one... i want someone to write about bollywood.., so shameless movies... i quite watching bollywood movies.. it destroyed our culture our society..

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  10. absolutely rite....!!

    good work Mr Farhan keep writing..!!

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  11. thank you both....i am truely humbled

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  12. LOL! I don't think I've ever come across such a glowing tribute to Bollywood before! :P

    I too met Epiphany somewhere along the way and it led to the sudden and painful death of countless years of being mesmerized by Bollywood's "diverse" movie topics! :P

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  13. Dear FarhanJ

    I share your sentiments exactly. But unfortunately, bollywood has many defenders in our society. There are those who consider bollywood some superior art-form that they seek inspiration from. The reality is that
    Bollywood peddles crap packaged as 'art'. Can you imagine 'art' coming out of an 'industry'? Imagine the likes of Ghalib or Chugtai toiling away in some 'factory' (studio), creating pieces of 'art' that are then marketed to the masses. I feel the utmost contempt for people like Javed Akhtar who call the garbage they produce as 'poetry'. Another type of bollywood consumers you run into are the average unthinking folks who just want some mindless 'entertainment' to kill time. I have no problem with those people making a decision to watch this garbage, but don't they realize they are being 'socially-engineered' in the name of this 'entertainment'? We have people like Sonia Gandhi on the record admitting to the impact of Bollywood as a social engineering tool that targets Pakistan (or may I say Muslims). Yet I don't see a warning label accompanying this product - something like "Caution - watching bollywood can lead to serious deterioration of one's morality". Of course I am not asking for a morality police to control what we can see, all I ask for is some truth in labeling/marketing !

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  14. thank you for adding your insight to the topic

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  15. agreed.. bollywood is just a fantasy.

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