Misconceptions of Bollywood

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Misconception in films is created through false thinking and understanding of views and opinions created through what the viewer sees in the screen and how they create their own idea of the film. Both Hollywood and Bollywood movies have falsely created ideas surrounding what they display to their audiences and how they audience perceive them. Each audience member creates their own idea of misconception depending on their and cultural understanding and background. Most of them view these films through the lens that is created in the society and culture they live in. There are several example of misconception in Hollywood and Bollywood; these include racial views and cultural views. Common misconception in a Hollywood film is that the storyline always ends with the happy ending. This is shown in movies such as Titanic (1997). Lane Crothers author of “Globalization and American Popular Culture” (2010) states that “Amidst the horrors of that ship sinking: the heroine loses her love to the frigid waters ... she is rescued as a sole survivor in sea of corpses, escapes her hated fiancé, marries for love, and has a wonderful family- all while keeping her ship-borne love in her heart” (Crothers, p.59). The film Titanic (2010) exemplifies that a happy ending is a must in Hollywood movies even if the happy ending is shown was not shown in a lateral storyline. On the other hand, Bollywood films also have similar and different misconceptions. A similar misconception is that Bollywood films mostly have a happy ending. However, one can see that difference in how these different industries produce their films. Bollywood films approximately run for more than two hours and have intermission break in their films, whereas, Hollywood films mostly run below two hours. The use of music is also found in both industries nonetheless; Bollywood will have a dance scene with music that is

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