Bollywood in South America

Only Bollywood could turn Machu Picchu into a Hindu stageset.
     Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 18, 2011
     Category: Movies | Statues, Monuments and Memorials | Stereotypes and Cliches | Dance | Asia | South America

I think that lead singer moonlights on the telephone help desk for Panasonic!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/18/11 at 10:51 AM
This was pretty cool. I hate modern American musicals because the goal always seems to be to write the most aggravating, ear-piercingly bad songs and combine them with the worst acting possible, but Bollywood films seem more like music videos and the music is so foreign to western ears that no matter what the genre it is always interesting.

Also, as soon as it started I thought it looked like a 1980s film too, but the music sounds more like 1995-2000, at least based on the trends in American pop music. Either way, I like it, especially since one of my classes is working on a Mayan/Aztec style animation right now.
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 03/18/11 at 01:37 PM
Lem -

Wow, that would explain why the audio quality is so high, along with the advanced synthesizers and hip hop musical elements. But the image quality looks very 1980s, and I mean that in the best way possible (I wonder if they specifically went for that look or if it was an unintended result of the film stock and cameras they were using).
Posted by Salamander Sam in Chicago on 03/18/11 at 03:09 PM
She's attractive, but seems a bit high-maintenance - aside from all the clothes and accessories she has, look at the size of that entourage!

Seriously, though, don't forget Machu Picchu is at about 8,000 feet (2,500 m), so all that exertion is even harder work than normal.

Dr. Vasi (Rajnikanth) invents a super-powered robot, Chitti, in his own image. The scientific body, AIRD, that must approve the robot, declines it based on its not having emotions and the ability to make rational judgment. A sudden flash of lightning evokes emotions in the robot, and Chitti is seemingly ready for integration into the human world. Then, Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's fiancée Sana (Aishwarya Rai) and turns on his creator.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 03/18/11 at 06:57 PM
Rajanikanth is one of the most popular actor in south as well as north cinema. He started his career as a bus conductor but his unique style made him superstar. Read some interesting jokes on the hero.

Rajinikanth the phenomenon
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