Director : RAKEYSH OMPRAKASH MEHRA & JEFF ZIMBALIST
We love it. We hate it. We see it as regressive.We see it as modern. Melodramatic or Mythic? Bollywood.
Some say it's the only culture that holds India together. Others say it's the most corrupting influence on Indians and should be banished from their shores.
A love affair that has lasted over 70 years between almost 2 billion people worldwide.
Not only does it refuse to stop, it keeps on growing.
Embracing it's most important, it's most vilified, it's most loved element: the song and dance.
No Bollywood film needs to be called a musical. It needs no such excuse. It just is one. Regardless of the genre.
Does Bollywood reflect the changing history and moralities of one of the largest and youngest democracies in the world?
Film makers, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Jeff Zimbalist try to analyze Bollywood but instead give in to it's overpowering beat and sensuality, preferring to give you an experience of Bollywood.
They leave it to you to decide.
For how do you define a love affair?
- by Shekhar Kapur