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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jeff Zimbalist


Status: Completed

Director(s): Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jeff Zimbalist

Short synopsis : Love it. Hate it. What is it? Regressive or modern? Melodramatic or Mythic? Utterly unique. Bollywood.

Long synopsis : 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


  • Producer(s): Shekhar Kapur, Ronnie Screwvala, Trishya Screwvala
  • Director(s): Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Jeff Zimbalist
  • DP: Tapan Basu, Ashok Mehta
  • Editing: Nishant Radhakrishnan, Jeff Zimbalist
  • Set Design: Mayur Sharma
  • Genre(s): Documentary, Music

  • Production date: 2011
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 77 min
  • Image Ratio: 0.00
  • Sound Info: Dolby5.1
  • Festival de Cannes 2011 – Out of Competition
  • Singapore International Film Festival 2011
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 2011
  • Sitges Film Festival 2011
  • Sao Paulo Mostra Internacional de Cinema 2011
  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2011
  • Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011
  • International Film Festival Bratislava 2011
  • Istanbul Film Festival 2012
  • Hawaii International Film Festival 2012
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