Dialogues with Cinema: How did we get Romance wrong in Bollywood?
We have always admired Hollywood movies which revolve around love like the Before series, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, and La La Land, where love and romance have been depicted beautifully and there is more to the story than just 'the chase' and the 'happy ever after'.
For various reasons, the Bollywood industry, which forces almost every movie to revolve around the plot of a romantic relationship, does not dive deep into this genre. There is a lack of character development and subplots. Watching a generic Bollywood romantic movie is almost like watching a daily soap on the big screen!
And to address the elephant in the room, the portrayal of romance in Bollywood movies raises many eyebrows and many questions about the nature of female agency in these movies. Phrases like 'Chumma De De' and 'Tu Cheez Badi Hain Mast Mast' have wrongly influenced generations of movie-goers. Yes, this is big issue.
So, let's meet and discuss how Bollywood failed the romance genre and misled generations of romantics. Let's discuss how it can improve itself.
When: 7-9 p.m., Saturday, 30th January 2021
Where: Online on Zoom
(P.S: This session will also be broadcasted live on YouTube on the Dialogues channel so do ask all cinema-lovers you know to tune in!)
About the Host:
Augur Productions is a band of individuals who have embarked upon a voyage in the ocean of Visual and Performative Arts. They are into the theatre and the cinematic world. Their work and world revolve around films, film-making, and theatre.
About the Community:
“I wish we could go to the movies."
I stared at him. "We're in a creepy dungeon. There's a chance I might die in the next few hours. You are going to die in the next few hours. And if you had one wish, it would be to catch a movie?”― Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass
For our community members, it would be!
Dialogues with Cinema (DWC) is our very own group of cinephiles which meets every 4th Sunday of the month to discuss, debate, deliberate, agree, disagree but most of all enjoy the world of cinema and talk about it. With topics of discussion ranging from particular movies and directors to cinematic styles, this community is highly dramatic and full of Dialogues.
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