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1 Hollywood / Bollywood Directed by Deepa Mehta Presented by Maggie Kuo

2 Bollywood/Hollywood is a 2002 film by Indo- Canadian director Deepa Mehta. It is lighthearted, humorous, and family-oriented in nature, as opposed to Mehta's other films (most notably her Elements Trilogy of Fire, Earth, and Water), which feature very serious themes and focus on social issues.Fire EarthWater The film pokes fun at traditional Indian stereotypes, as well as at Bollywood(the film features several Bollywood-style song-and- dance numbers).

3 Bollywood is formally referred to as Hindi cinema, though frequent use of poetic Urdu words is fairly common. There has been a growing presence of Indian English in dialogue and songs as well. It is not uncommon to see films that feature dialogue with English words and phrases, or even whole sentences.UrduIndian English

4 outline Conflict between tradition and modernity - Bollywood / Hollywood - Family & Marriage -Religion -Traditions of Indians Tradition vs. Modernity Effect of Modernity

5 Bollywood / Hollywood Unlike traditional Indian films, Bollywood films are featured with western Hollywood factors. Dancing and songs Kimberly Wertham’s music video Rocky dances as exotic butterfly, Rokini! Sue’s song:“I simply sweet and salty” Dancing and songs in Twinky & Bobby’s party “Life is so empty with no you”

6 Family & Marriage Sacrifice is the brightest torch of Indian family values. Life is like the opening of the Olympics, Rahul. Run, run with the torch, until you light the big torch and signal the games to begin.  traditional ideology of a man in a family is responsible to maintain the family. Remember you hold the baseball bat of destiny, and whatever curve ball life throws, always, always hit a home-run. Do their best and control the destiny themselves.

7 Family & Marriage Conflict between tradition and modernity “a white whore” ?! The only one condition to find the girl he is interested: “Indian is a must.” Dead father’s picture talks: Remember your promise me Rahul... family is paramount... paramount. You are but a hillock. Pressure from both of his parents.

8 Religion Jesus Christ. Twinky, don‘t take God's name in vain. For God sake, ma. He's not our God. All Gods are equal. Rubbish, Hindu Gods are number one. Humorous conversation to show the traditional thought of religion from grandmaji

9 Traditions of Indians We‘re vegetarians. Don't ever ask for meat, beef. And we don‘t shake hands, we greet by folding them like so, and saying 'namaste'. And don‘t look directly at anyone, always lower your eyes. We‘re caught in a time warp here, trying to preserve what we can of the home country.

10 Trying to maintain their tradition: Sunita, better tow my line. otherwise you‘ll be lost in lake Ontario, bobbing up and down in the water, without that all important life- jacket called tradition. Struggle of immigrants: Cannot fit in the foreign culture absolutely, but struggling between the tradition and the modernity (exotica).

11 Tradition vs. modernity Grandmaji & ma vs. Rahul Rahul vs. Sue (Sunita) “Which century is this”? “Only fools don't question tradition.” Sue’s father vs. Sue

12 Effect of Modernity Sue  Govind Sue’s bold behavior and encouragement makes Govind get confidence. Sue  Rahul Breaks his traditional rules to love her, who had been a prostitute. Hollywood  Indian cinema Bollywood featured with both Indian culture and new form of films with dance and songs.


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