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Posted: 14 November 2010 at 7:11pm | IP Logged

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This thought has been wandering my mind for some time.
 
As you all know, everyone in India watches Bollywood, but usually only South Indian people watch South Indian films.
 
Obviously a South film is different in the sense that there's much more violence, loads of rowdies running around streets with huge knivesLOL, and I don't know, just South masala. Wink
 
Do you think that South movies should take the influence of Bollywood (which is quickly becoming famous world wide) or do you think that they are perfect just the way they are?
 
 

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Posted: 14 November 2010 at 8:07pm | IP Logged
Nice topic Aish!

Personally, I feel that they are just as good as they are, probably just need more publicity.

Hindi definitely has a wider reach than South languages. So alot of ppl watch Bollywood stuff.

Each industry has it own flavor to attract a certain type of audience, they shouldnt be compromised totally just to reach out to more audience. They can cut down the cliched masala stuff a lil and come up with more innovative stuff, probably. Many south movies are now reaching out to international markets and doing great business there, so I dun think there's a need to copy the Bollywood style.


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Posted: 14 November 2010 at 11:08pm | IP Logged
ohh interesting.. The southiee thing makes them different u see and there are alot of people from the north side too who watch these movies.. including me well im nt from india.. even then i watch these movies.. They are good as bollywood i would say better in some instances.. they dnt have to change for bollywood.. Bollywood does its own thing.. but one thing i've observed is that the actors here down south are far more talented than Bollywood actors plus the movies in south if u dnt count the mass masala films they have a realistic story always.. tho i like maas masala films too and ofcourse if there is nothing like appadi podu in the movie.. the movie doesnt work for me..LOL.. I love south ki movies so let them be as they are.. no change venum..

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Posted: 15 November 2010 at 8:43pm | IP Logged
Hmm this is a great topic!

I would say that personally, as much as I have my moments where I hate the violence and everything in South Indian films, I can't really imagine it any other way. Just the general style of these films is different, which makes them more appealing to me regardless.

Yes, the Bollywood movies have the cuter more subtle storylines, but I personally feel that that wouldn't even suit the Southern Industry as much except for a few exceptions.

But to each his own I guess, and for me, South Indian films are pretty much perfect the way they are, different, masala, fighting, romance,  we got the package deal! LOL

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Posted: 16 November 2010 at 4:01pm | IP Logged
Loved all your answers guys!
 
I love South movies. They're pretty much the only ones I watch.

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Posted: 18 November 2010 at 2:02am | IP Logged
Great topic, well Im half north and half south, so i get a bit of both! Prefer south films from any language to bollywood films any day ! :) And i was actually thinking about this on the bus today ! Comparing some recent tamil movies to hindi movies, i had Naan mahan alla in mind! The part where the bad guys chop the guy up and put him in the box ! I freaked the first time i saw it even though it wasn't actually that bad ! But i definitely think that South movies should stay the way they are! I've been put off Hindi movies because half of them are set overseas and have nothing to do with India - they even speak english half the time !


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^ I know! When I'm watching Bolly films, I feel like I'm watching Holly films. LOL

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Posted: 18 November 2010 at 5:31pm | IP Logged
Good topic.
 
I watch both South & Bolly movies but more on South.  Lately, I see that South movies are improving.  Some movies acted by 2nd class actors/actresses are simply superb as compared to movies by Rajni/Kamal. 
 
Agani Theru, Madraspatinam, are some of the few new movies which impressed me very much.  Well created story line, and a good acting skills to get across to the viewers.
 
At the same time, I used to think, can South produce movies like Khabie Gushi Khabi Gam.  I mean in terms of music and in terms of 3 famous actors and actresses acting in a same movie with all of them getting equal time.
 
I would like to see now that Ajith, Vijay & suriya famous to join and do something like this.  Can this happen?
 
What about 3 idiots?  Who will Vijay's (if he does this role) would be his sidekick? 

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