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Why is in Hollywood new actors or less known actors play in Superhero character but in Bollywood only superstars play Superhero character?
Well plenty of reason-
Hollywood is sea compared to Bollywood that is why it's market is made of global viewers which means talents are coming from everywhere.
In America, people live or coming to get a job like this from all over the world, and they have to struggle a lot to reach there so in that process they become extremely good
Hollywood isn't bound by anything unlike Bollywood.
Bollywood is bound by sensor board
Bollywood is bound by limited money compared to Hollywood
Talents are not always as good as in Bollywood compared to Hollywood
Indian viewers don't want to see every kind of movie as India is a conservative developing country therefore very sensitive to most things, therefore sensor board still exists
India is modern country based on old world sentiments and morality therefore very sensitive to most things, therefore sensor board still exists
Indian movie makers know unlike in Hollywood, in Bollywood to make a movie hit isn't so simple, it is very complex rather. There is no particular theory that can guarantee its success or failure as Indian movie don't have much freedom when it comes to movie making
Unlike in Hollywood, in Bollywood story doesn't take first priority, it's not even a second or third priority, one can be argued whether it is even fourth priority or not.
Production house are therefore very conservative and insecured about spending money on projects that are slightly different from usual
Superstar charisma is big reason for success in Bollywood movies
People thinks that one can expect their kind of movies only from their favourite superstars, whereas in Hollywood there are plenty of superstars exist infact so much so that superstar concept itself isn't that relevant.
Most importantly young actors are way better in Hollywood than in Bollywood
Young actors are well groomed from childhood in Hollywood whereas only film industry's and rich people's sons and daughters are well groomed from childhood in Bollywood which means not all of are neither good finished material or even good actors.
Hrithik Roshan joins the bandwagon of Hollywood aspirants
Despite the stardom that they enjoy in India, Bollywood stars are increasingly looking for work in the West. After Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, now a host of stars including Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor hope to make it big in Hollywood.42-year-old Hrithik Roshan has been in the news lately, not for his ugly legal spat with Kangana Ranaut or the teaser of his next film Kaabil that has earned him rave reviews, but this time around for his quick secretive trip to Singapore. While initial reports suggested that the actor had gone on a romantic getaway with a secret lady, his team was quick to deny the reports adding that he had in fact gone to meet executives from a Hollywood studio for an upcoming project.Bollywood fashionista Sonam Kapoor too had expressed her willingness to work in the West in the recent past. She in fact has signed up with Hollywood's most popular talent agencies - UTA, which can boast of a clientele like Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, to look for the right projects. Though Sonam's last appearance in an international project has been for Coldplay's music video for the song Hymn For The Weekend, her father Anil Kapoor is one of Hollywood's favourite Indian stars. He has starred in a number of projects like the 2008 runaway hit Slumdog Millionaire and Mission Impossible: The Ghost Protocol in 2011.
This trend was further strengthened by critically acclaimed performer Irrfan Khan who made a mark with films like New York, I Love You in 2008, Life Of Pi that released in 2012 and more recently in Inferno alongside Tom Hanks that released earlier this year. Amongst the women, it was Aishwarya Rai Bachchan who kickstarted the fad of working in the West. With performances in films like the Last Legion in 2007 co-starring Ben Kingsley and Colin Firth or Provoked in the same year or even The Pink Panther 2 in 2009, Aishwarya paved the way for others to follow.
Two of Bollywood's most sought after actors, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone will be making their big Hollywood debut next year. While PeeCee, an already established face on American TV, thanks to ABC series Quantico, will be seen playing the vamp in Baywatch releasing in May 2017; Deepika will be sharing screen space with Vin Diesel in XXX: Return Of Xander Cage due for release in January next year. With more and more reports of actors looking to work in the West, one thing is for sure... no matter how big a star you are in India, opportunity for a plump role abroad continues to be on top of our Bollywood celebrities' bucket list.
Okay, I keep seeing these same kind of questions again and again on Quora.
Let me ask you a question instead
When you are asking this kind of question, what is your thinking behind it?
Are you asking because you feel bollywood movies look lame compared to Hollywood movies or is it the fact that you are simply fed up seeing from your childhood same kind of bad Hollywood copy bullshit from people like Karan Johar?
Whatever the reason maybe, do any of you can come up with an uniform idea what exactly do you want to see from bollywood movies?
I don't think so, you won't be able to agree to any one single idea
What does that tell you?
We don't have any clue what we want from bollywood movies
But we don't like it
Because we are a confused country
We are a mordern country based on mediaeval sentiment as a result we are constantly struggling between mordernity and nostalgia
When we watch a Hollywood movie, we ask ourselves subconsciously, why bollywood movies can't be like that?
Well, Karan Johar (I never liked any of his movies) also ask himself that :D
But he can't really make one like that either
He tries but it turns everytime into a stupid hollywood copy bullshit waste of time movie
Now, let's say that he is a bad movie maker but even if for arguments sake, let's say he is a decent movie maker, then why can't he make good movies?
Because people like him also confused what to do in India, just like it's viewers
First of all, there's no story in most of the bollywood movies, in students of year, he created college students that don't exist in India.
Sidharth Malhotra's character is supposed to be a guy from places like California who is after becoming adult moved away from his parents house and living in places like Miami, he is a rich kid which is why well groomed from childhood but now he is poor as he is working as bartender in Miami so basically a rich world scenario
Siddharth Malhotra's character is supposed to be like that
Now, imagine such character in India where even word sex is taboo
What an irony!!!
Karan Johar really wants to turn Mumbai into California but he can't really do that either
Ha, ha, too bad for him censor board will police him
So in a way, he feels his hands are tied behind his back therefore end product is stupid
Then why movies like that have certain fan base
Because we don't live in conservative religious world anymore
Due to internet, Indians can see world in their home
So in a conservative society, western liberal world is very interesting therefore Indians want that in India but unfortunately it is not possible as long as older generations are in power
Therefore they have to satisfy themselves seeing bullshit Karan Johar movie because we hate our conservative society and it's life style, we don't like to admit but everyone knows this :D
So there's always a demand for such movies in India
Karan Johar knows that
Another one is body shaming, women's skin showing and confusion around it in bollywood and it's viewers:
What is general argument against Bollywood? It's stereo type women body over sexualisation . Well even in western flims they do that very very well and with quite success. I am sure you know exactly what I am taking about here. Actually a universal truth is sex sells and it sells well. Naked women body is such fuss therefore. So those item song you see in bollywood they are very soft version of those sex comedy in Hollywood or other western flims. In India you will see two kinds of critique of Bollywood - one is against those sanskari babuji type flims and another against these objectification of women body. Yet most of them will have no problem watching western Erotica or flims with nudity. Rest will be ultra conservative , so they will probably be stay clear of these. The question is why? Well to give an answer to that question some of them will say that because the scene demands it and they showed it with maturity. That's absolutely bullshit statement. That's actually showing they have no idea what they are taking about- there is some basic difference between western public and Indian public. In the West , there has been sexual revolution. It did not happen here. So thinking process of both the civilization formed over completely different base.
In western countries, people can have sex almost in front of their parents and children. Women can take their top off in public place such as on bitch. Couple can make out in public places with hands everywhere. These are unthinkable in India. So when there's a sex scene in western flims or full frontal nudity, it's not a big deal to western public but it is to Indian public.
Then what is the difference- the whole sexual revolution came on the basis of rejecting the morality of constructive religion - in this case Christianity - one of the reason today orthodox Christian are the real minority in West. In the West people realised quite early that morality is makeshift thing which is created by ancient people to control the society so that it doesn't go chaotic as they had limited knowledge about things around them. It was a best thought in that circumstances. But with time they realised what are the weakness of makeshift thing like morality . They realised that one can only make the morality work in real life if they are aware of its limitations otherwise any thought process of thinking it as absolute could hault progress , evolution, innovative thought process and eventually end of human civilization. This is the kind of thinking brought sexual revolution.
Now in India people don't think this way. Most often people don't even know how to think this way. They are not even aware of this . So as a result what's happening - on one hand people like conservative things and on the other hand people with more global mixing thought process don't exactly know why they are criticising certain things and that is why they made up argument based on very weird circumstances so that their whole argument gets at time contradicted with their act. Because they don't have the basic understanding of certain things like western public , they are saying to themselves - this is what happens in West so you better suck it up.
The problem with the Bollywood is actually what is the problem with India. As I said before India is a modern country based on mediveal morality and religion. So people are confused with the clash of modernity and mediveal morality and religion. Most liberal people are also not completely out of this confused lot. Most often these people take certain positions which can be very modern in certain way but in other ways same old morality and religious pampering. Because they don't get this modern world like western public do as I said before because of their different base of thinking process.
This is why so much hue and cry over Indian movies.
Truth is Indian movies won't change as long as Indian society remains conservative religious and sensor board there to police them.
Movie makers think that ordinary Indian life style are boring so a story on Indian life style won't be that exciting hence there's so many biopic on interesting Indian character in recent times due to all this criticism in recent times and those period movies therefore dramatized to do some kind of glam up for the same reason as well irrespective of the fact that they know they are going to get flak for that and in a way that's good for publicity
But as long as ordinary Indian people's life style won't be interesting enough to show on silver screen, you will keep seeing same Karan Johar bullshit again and again because we have a lot of stories but they are not that interesting enough to sell
This is an unfortunate reality
Edit: Hinduism bashing in Bollywood is completely different, I need to write a different answer for that :D
Hollywood movies based on Books by Indian Authors
Books have always inspired a lot of filmmakers to make films globally, it is one of the best ways to attract more audience and not just Bollywood movies but many Hollywood movies too have been adapted from both fictional and non fictional written work/books.
It is amazing to know there are many award-winning movies made in Hollywood which are based on books penned by Indian authors, some which are awaited and some which have gone on to become iconic hits and award winning content. Below are few of the such movies
#LionLion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and an ensemble of Indian cast member is based on a true story of Saroo Brierley who lost his parents and found them after years with the help of google maps. This movie is based on a non- fiction book called A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley.
#Victoria&Abdul Victoria and Abdul starring Ali Fazal and Dame Judi Dench is based on a novel written by Shrabani Basu and is a true story of Queen Victoria and his servant Abdul and about their relationship between them and Abdu;’s journey to becoming one of the most influential court men in the Victorian Empire
#SlumdogMillionaire Slumdog millionaire is a story of a boy who is a participant of kaun banega crorepati and answers all questions correctly and is accused of cheating recounts his history, illustrating how he is able to answer each question and this movie is adapted by the novel Q & A (2005) by Indian author and diplomat Vikas Swarup.
#LifeOfPi Life of Pi is based on a book by Yann Martel and The movie is about a man named “Pi”, telling a novelist about his life story, and how at a very young age he survives a shipwreck in which his entire family dies, and is adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a tiger.
#Namesake Namesake is based on the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri, who appeared in the movie. It’s about a couple and their child and their life struggle.
#MidnightchildrenMidnight’s children is adapted from a novel written by Salman Rushdie and is set in the context of actual historical events as with historical fiction
Om Puri Dies at 66: Best 5 movies of the legendary actor
Om Puri has been a lively part of Indian and Pakistani film industry and has also been a part of various Hollywood movies.The Padma Shri awardee passed away on January 06, 2016, at 66 years of age
Om Puri is one of the most versatile actors who has been a part of a broad genre of films. The Padma Shri awardee passed away today morning, on January 06, 2016, at 66 years of age. Om Puri has been a lively part of Indian and Pakistani film industry and has also been a part of various Hollywood movies. The actor has also participated in various social causes and has been one of the most straightforward actors who has voiced his opinions from time to time.
According to reports, the actor suffered a heart attack this morning. The actor has had a long spanning career of 44 years in the film industry, since his debut in the Marathi movie, Ghashiram Kotwal. The actor is most remembered for his cop roles where he has played a the good, bad and powerless cop. As the industry and the world mourn this great loss, here are the top five performances in the memory of this incredibly talented actor.
1. Ardh Satya
Ardh Satya is a 1983 movie directed by Govind Nihalani and one of the initial movies where Om Puri played a policeman. The film also stars Amrish Puri, Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah, and Sadashiv Amrapurkar, and features a theme poem by the Marathi writer Dilip Chitre. The movie itself has considered as one of the best cop dramas, and the actor won a National award for his portrayal of Sub-Inspector, Anant Velankar.2. GhayalGhayal has been one of the best 90s movies. The movie, which had Sunny Deol and Meenakshi Seshadri in the lead, also had Om Puri in the role of the good cop. Om Puri played the role of ACP Joe D’Souza, who tried his best to work within the system and do the right thing. The actor continued to play this role and won our hearts in the sequel, Ghayal Once Again.3. DrohkaalThis 1994 crime drama was one of the first movies to portray India’s fight with terrorism. The movie has Om Puri in the lead role along with Naseeruddin Shah. They both play the role of good and honest law enforces in the film,. The movie also examines the mental and psychological trauma that honest police officers go through in their fight against terrorism.4. MaqboolMaqbool is a 2003 Vishal Bharadwaj drama based on play Macbeth by Shakespeare. The movie had Pankaj Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Tabu and Masumeh Makhija in the lead role. However, the role of Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah were that of one of the best supporting characters. They played the comic role of corrupt police inspectors-cum-astrologers.5. Actor In LawThis 2016 Pakistani socio-comedy marked the debut of Om Puri in the Pakistani film industry. Directed by Nabeel Qureshi, the movie has Om Puri as Rafaqat Mirza, the strict dad who wants his son to be a lawyer. The actor’s role in the film was highly appreciated.