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First, the Indian press makes such a big ado about one measly (for an indutry that produces a thousand movies a year) Oscar nomination.

And now that their movie did not win, they're calling the process lunatic.

Fools, damn fools, these Bollywood people.

• Why I hate Bollywood

Some friends and patrons have objected to my above comment calling Indian movie fans as foolish. Please note that I didn't call all Indians as foolish -- only those who are criticizing Oscars because Lagaan didn't win.

My only purpose of criticizing Bollywood is to improve it.

Bollywood produced over a thousand movies last year and my comment about the quality refers to over 990 of them.

For those who do not know, poor Indians are hooked on to the Bollywood movies from a young age (la drugs). On the days of new releases, one can see long lines outside the blood-banks in India -- people literally sell their blood to watch the movies. I feel strongly that the movie makers do not respect their patrons, and are engaged in a type of violence against them. Further, there is evidence that the movie industry has conspired with the mafia against India's citizens.

I once again deplore the poor quality of Bollywood movies as well as the fans who somehow think Bollywood represents India's best talent and her values. Bollywood really needs a overhaul, and those opposed to its criticism will prevent the change from happening.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Monday, March 25, 2002
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
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