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Slumdog Millionaire: Bollywood tells Nollywood to beware of Hollywood.

 

Nollywood

Nollywood. Chineke oh!

by Ogullo

Slumdog millionaire swept the Oscars and Bollywood didn’t get glad, they were maaaaad. Western movie critics have among many things described the movies as an exhilarating, breathtaking and exciting fresh look. Bollywood critics say the movie is over-hyped, disappointing and unconvincing. 

Soutik Biswas of the BBC further argues that Slumdog Millionaire is an imitation of Indian films that have been “routinely ignored” and suggests that, “if you are looking for gritty realism set in the badlands of Mumbai, order a DVD of a film called Satya by Ramgopal Verma. The 1998 feature on an immigrant who is sucked into Mumbai’s colourful underworld makes Slumdog look like a slick, uplifting MTV docu-drama.”

“Know where you are in the food chain,” Bollywood warns Nollywood. Bollywood, which is reputed to be the largest film industry in the world, thought that Slumdog Millionaire would get them the recognition they so long deserved. It must have been the ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ They advice Nollywood, which is reputed to be the third largest film industry, to be prepared for disappointment. On that note, keep an eye out for ‘Beyonce, The President’s Daughter is finally in America’ coming to a theater near you.

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10 thoughts on “Slumdog Millionaire: Bollywood tells Nollywood to beware of Hollywood.

  1. Ha! Hollywood has little to pick from Nollywood, most of their movies are about witch craft. But then again, most of Bollywood’s movies are about their numerous gods.

  2. I thought Slumdog Millionaire is a British film At least that is what I heard on National Public Radio (NPR) last night

  3. @silas Bollywood movies are mostly love stories with some action scenes and a lot of melodrama. Movies made about Gods rarely become a hit.

  4. Any recommendations on where to find the best of Bollywood and Nollywood movies? Like a website with reviews e.t.c….

  5. There’s no formula in deciding which movie or actor wins an oscar. It’s all about DISTRIBUTION and the moods of the judges or whatever they’re called. The BBC dude joins a long list of critics who make their living berating others’ hard work. Give the movie some credit for crying out loud. It collected 8 Oscars!

  6. Pete I was thinking the same, if only it didn’t have to be that way, but oh well ….. Like your website by the way – maybe you could facilitate the connection between Nollywood and Hollywood?

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