Bollywood v/s Hollywood: The Award Shows’ Issue Again?

Posted by Miss R.
March 3, 2012
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Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor

Hi MissMalini Peeps,

You’ve probably heard the recent media insanity about Bollywood award shows, paling in comparison to the Oscars. This again? Really?

Everyone is complaining, why can’t Bollywood awards shows be like the Oscars? There is a simple answer to this: Bollywood is not, or never will be, Hollywood.

The Oscars

Yes, Bollywood award shows are more crude, humorous and over the top, than the Oscars or Golden Globes. But that is the problem with the Oscars, everyone complains about how boring they are. Billy Crystal said something along the lines of: “The Oscars are millionaires congratulating each other with golden statues” (please, please don’t quote me on that). The Academy knows it is boring and even enlisted Justin Bieber (Maple Leaf shoutout!), to increase viewership. Bollywood award shows, in my opinion, are funny. Yes, I don’t like the edited dance sequences (too many post-production light effects), and they really need someone to time the show, but they’re usually entertaining shows.

Shilpa Shetty at the 10th IIFA Awards

With regards to Bollywood award shows being bias, well, so are the Oscars. There is no denying that Bollywood award shows are heavily associated with filmy “camps”. Does Shah Rukh Khan* deserve every Filmfare he got? No, and neither does Kajol.  However, many argue that the only reason Hugo got so may Oscar nominations this year, was because of Martin Scorsese .

I think this all boils down to the “Bollywood Inferiority Complex”, or how Bollywood feels like it must “catchup” to Hollywood. It may be related to colonial depression. I really hate it when people say: “All Bollywood films are horrible, they cannot compare to Hollywood films”. The truth is, there are horrible Bollywood films (Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon comes to mind), but, there are also bad Hollywood films (Gigli). But both industries can churn out really good stories as well.

What are your thoughts, MissMalini readers?

*Note to SRKMates, I am not saying he is a bad actor; he was awesome in Chak De! and Dil Se. Please do not bombard MissMalini’s Twitter account. These are my comments.

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  • bk

    typical indian mentality. there is a reason its still called a third world country.

  • bk

    typical indian mentality. there is a reason why indias still refered to as a third world country.

  • Nabeela

    I agree with you Miss R. It is perhaps the inferiority complex. I grew most of my life watching only Hollywood films, with very few Bollywood movies. I have seen MANY terrible Hollywood films and now, some quote time-waster Bollywood flicks. But then again, both the industries have produced quite amazing films as well. And as for award shows, I enjoy the bollywood award shows a lot more than Oscars or Golden Globes. Although, I’d like for the bollywood award shows to cut down on the number of dance sequences and overall, make it a shorter program (which I enjoy about the hollywood award shows).

  • Terry Bracken

    After attending IIFA Toronto, and possessing a ticket for IIFA Singapore,
    I will always be there if humanly possible.
    One has to experience it….a thrill of a lifetime!

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