Bollywood understood



Well I’ve become employed on large Bollywood comedy shooting for the next couple weeks. It’s the first time that ive had on set experience filming this way and let me say that overall the experience is surreal. Up until this moment ive been on mostly student or independent sets and truly its quite different. To sum it up there appears to be little to no creativity. Everything within the story, shots, script and setups is so over the top and cliché that it appears as though the goal is to make this movie exactly like thousands of other ones.  Where most of my film career has been focused upon doing something new or creative and finding out how to create things that  merge the boundary between audience and film this entire system appears to be completely backwards. Strange thought. 

8 comments:

Pieter said...

That's really cool man! :D Too bad it's such a standard movie :/.

Major.Mack said...

lol. thats why i have no interest in bollywood :)

Lost.in.Idaho said...

Look at the last 10 #1's in the box office. Tell me 3 original things about any of them.

...hard to do, isn't it? Original will sometimes get you noticed, but there is a system in place to get the highest return.

Alpha said...

A job's a job.

my day in a sentence said...

Well, Bollywood is all about cliches, isn't it?

Suza said...

I watched a couple of Bollywood movies, but they were the new, modern ones, and they weren't too bad. I thought they were pretty original, but then again, I haven't seen many of them to compare with.

LoneIslander said...

Sounds really strange. No innovations and no creativity really blows.

Chris Hashemi said...

Good for you!!! Good luck, and don't forget to enjoy every second of your experience, even the bad days ;)

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