The Bollywood Perspective

Hello People

Today’s post is for all those people around the world who react to Indian movies on YouTube. The last couple of years there’s been an explosion of reaction videos on YouTube. Especially foreigners reacting to Indian movies. However, I notice majority of these reactions are quite off the mark, for no fault theirs own, simply because they have either a limited view on the background of Indian movies or do not understand the underlying nuances.

So if you are reacting to Indian movies for the first time, or even if you have been for a long time, these few tips might give you some insights which could come handy for your next reaction.

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Indian Cricket – 10 Questions

10 questions every Indian Cricket fan should ask.

The difference between victory and defeat lies in that moment of truth , whether you let  go or hang in there for one more second. Fighting each moment of truth inches you close towards winning the war.

Unfortunately, in this England series we lost many such moments and a 1-4 scoreline is written in history forever.We made champions of débutantes and heroes of old war horses, in conditions which were similar to our backyard.

Its time to ask tough questions : here are 10 of them, which Cricket lovers across the country should ask the team.

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The WhatsApp Constitution

100 messages and nothing to talk. 50 forwards and nothing to see. 40 Video downloads to delete , 30 good morning messages  to ignore, 20 jokes to filter, 10 random motivational links to yawn and  0 interactions with 100 people connected.

So, one day if you decide to change all that, and have a real conversation, what happens?

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Information Fatigue

2.5 Quintilian bytes of data is being generated per day.Information is exploding everyday, and we are doubling this every minute,you can’t run, neither can you hide from the effects of this data explosion. It will find you wherever you are on the planet , because the planet is running on this data fuel.

Ever wondered what it does to your mind?

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The Degrees Of Love

Choosing a groom has never been easier for the typical arrange marriage oriented family these days. They just head to the mall, look for the varieties on offer, choose the best product off-the-shelf after carefully evaluating the price tag, quality benchmarks and the country of origin.

If imported, it is certainly a big buy, even if there are minor quality issues who cares? But if degrees are premier,love is certain. Rest can and will be blissfully ignored. Compatibility ? Huh ? What’s that got to do with marriage?

So when  an elitist and sexist offensive advert  splashed on a national newspaper, it drew a huge backlash, I was taken by surprise. Didn’t we do this to ourselves?  The gentleman duly apologized for the mistake , but it is a classic case of shooting the messenger when the whole society or at least a large part of it is behind this mindset. But who’s listening?

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Sanju?!.

Paresh Rawal questions why an article ends with a question mark instead of a full stop? The answer is simple , when a narrative is in doubt, it presents itself with a “could-it-be possible” narrative, while the finality of it all arrives, when it is backed by facts and it becomes a statement.

There is a difference between creating a gripping true to life biopic and an entertaining movie which pleases the masses. Sanju tilts more towards the latter, a good entertaining movie, but not such a great biopic.

Is that even possible? They did make a movie! It’s a good movie.

Sanju ? ! .

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Raazi : A View

Its good such movies are made. Hopefully it opens eyes for people who thought Gadar was the only way to show Ind-Pak stories on celluloid. A mature way of story telling. It underscores the emotional upheaval of the protagonist which at times makes you question whether Raazi is an emotional spy thriller or is it a spy thriller with emotions?

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Under The Hood

True blue, pedigree, high potential, are some words used to describe the best in class.If you follow Cricket this example will somewhat suffice. Sachin was a genius player, Saurav was an above average player, but Sachin was a below average captain while Saurav was certainly the much better captain.

Yet both their teams had very different results.

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Incomunicado

Dramatic begets drastic, drastic induces madness, madness guarantees catastrophe! When you have a mix of madness, multiple communication platforms, low-cost technology easily accessible and mass usage,  it makes for a heady cocktail or shall we say, a recipe for disaster.

Hyper communication has changed the way we live and poses a threat to our future. Elections get decided on mass consensus, leaders are chosen on custom tailored messaging to appease masses and they, in turn, are influenced by the communication they see, read and hear on social platforms which being engineered by a few minds behind a computer.

Will an algorithm now decide the future of peoplekind?

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Shockingly News

Shock sells, sanity rolls its eyes over,yawns. Normal is boring. In recent social media backlash, outrage over News Channels’s shocking and insensitive coverage,  I wonder if we will ever watch a regular story? Will we ever have a contest which does not use the word explosive, dhamaka, or describe any superlative performance with killer instinct,extreme, insane, and similar examples?

If you have the patience to  read a simple not so shocking write up, you can read the full article here

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Parental Paradox

What you teach, could end up teaching you a big lesson in life. Especially when you teach the young ones, your children, it has a lifelong impact. Have you ever thought the value system you teach the child, with all the right intentions, could become the reason for their despair?

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Anxiety Attacks

Anxiety attacks are more common than you can imagine. It strikes anytime and where, and you fumble, forget, stumble or stutter.Think of a deer in front of the headlights.But it surprises you later when the moment has passed, because you are not the meek type, so what happened?

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20/20 Temptations

So the next time you doubt yourself to become great, remember to count the number of times you said, “its impossible” before getting to that point of a roadblock. As the world jumps into making resolutions, zoom out a bit, fix the mind, clear the temptation to slip into a negative mindset and then step out to become great!

Have a clear year ahead!

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2017 :Immediate Reality

Think about December of 2016  – what was different around you?  If you are a fellow earthling, not much.The usual suspects were there, in pun and reality. You had the same outrage, expression, vocabulary more or less, with minor additions and deletions here and there, otherwise, most things remained the same.

So is 2018 going to be any different? Let’s be different by not just hoping, but by doing. By changing things which are in your control for the betterment of your life. That said, then why wait till January 1? Change begins now.

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Secret Superstar : A View

The content and context of Secret Superstar are real, hard and need to be addressed more in our society.  However, we will view this as more of a movie watching experience rather than the social cause it addresses.

We need to change the lens a little bit to really see what Secret Superstar has to offer from a  cinematic experience and not cloud our view by the nobility of it all.

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Case of Perception vs Talwars

The corrupt politician and the  lazy government servant, the conniving lawyer and the biased officer, the perverted boss and the proverbial night worker, the bitchy daughter in law and evil mother in law. The chauvinistic son and the dominating mother, the characterless artist and the hypocritical socialite, the patriarchal father and arrogant daughter, the dirty janitor and the frugal lender, the ruthless competitor and the office politician, the drunk driver and the brat rich kid, the arrogant star how conniving they are…so look around carefully, you are everywhere.

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Think Ahead

Sometimes, you need to zoom out of your life and see some of the trends around you that can potentially change the course of your life. Every 8 or 10 years there is a downturn, followed by a good run from a global economy standpoint.  The last one was in 2008 and it’s about time you brace up mentally and prepare well to tide over.

When the going gets tough, make the most of it.

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