Grandma's Tales

January 24, 2007

Bollywoood is everywhere!

Filed under: Society — Geeta Padmanabhan @ 9:55 pm

I remember the time when the bump and grind of Bollywoood movies was the preferred masala for a lot of wisecracks for movie pundits all over the world. Those movie mavens may not approve of the “escapism” still, but they can no longer affford to ignore its popularity, if they want a large, educated, paper-reading public in the west to pay attention to them. Thanks to the homesick desis, movie houses screening Bollywood potboilers set the cash registers ringing, and the sound and colour of money is as hard to resist as the Bollywood song-and-dance routines. Now local papers in the west carry reviews of Bollywood films. Not that any adverse comment can keep the diaspora away from the multiplexes with Hindi movie posters; talking about them is a must.
This week, Shah Rukh Khan was anointed successor of the Big B when he occupied the host’s chair in the Kaun Banega Crorepati (the Indian, but a far more colourful, drama-filled version of Who Wants to be a Milionaire) programme and it’s one event Comedy Central could ill-afford to by-pass. Read on and watch the report.

About the host: What The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is to evening news, The Colbert Report is to personality-driven pundit shows. Colbert brings his sarcastic charm to a half-hour report, tackling the important issues of the day and telling his guests why their opinions are just plain wrong.
It’s fun and don’t miss the crack about Preity Zinta!
Clip from Colbert Report…times have changed..

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