I have been thinking of writing this post for quite some time and finally I came down to writing on this topic and this is not gonna be a comparison of the quality of the movies in both the “woods” or any other concept which you would think of but this is gonna be about the difference in the way both the worlds display the lady form or to say in common terms the type of exposure in both the woods.
Nobody would dare disagree that the exposure in Hollywood is much much more than that in Bollywood. In Hollywood, frontal nudity is not such a big thing and most famous actresses have atleast once been topless in their career while in Bollywood, this is a big no no.. You can only think of a few actresses like Dimple(Sagar), Mandakini(Ram teri Ganga Maili) and may be some others who have gone so far.
But there always has been a difference in the portrayal which sets the two movie industries apart, in Bollywood if there is some exposure, the directors do make sure that nobody can miss it and it will be stressed upon so much that such scenes can remain in your mind for ever, one such example which comes to my mind is the song “Bheega Bheega December” from the movie “Chocolate”, you just have to see Tanushree Dutta and just how much stress is given on each and every asset of her body.
Hollywood on the other hand, I think at many places the nudity is shown even where it could be done away with it (and I am not complaining at all) but somehow the nudity is shown in “sort of” way, not stressing too much on it, giving you a good look 😛 but it is quite casual.
As everybody knows that movies are always a reflection of the society in which they are made, then does this thing also reflects the notion that we the Indians are “Sexually starved” always looking for sex and making even the simplest scenes most erotic (Again one of the best example which comes to my mind is the song from Chocolate) and those people can make such sexual things seem so casual.
Till date I can see only one Hindi movie director who showed such things in a casual way, atleast it seemed to me and that was Raj Kapoor, he has been credited with getting all his heroines to expose but generally it wasn’t an emphasis on the “parts” of the actresses.He can be said to be the most Hollywood like Director in India, in this aspect!!!
One more thing which is so sickening in us Indians is the fact that we can’t talk about things, even in such educated environment like ours, girls shy away from talking about things like Period, agreed there are a few who are comfortable talking on such subjects (like one of them who explained me the concept of cup sizes) but most girls wouldn’t talk about such things. Recently one friend of mine got angry with me coz I was talking about Period with her and she didn’t talk to me for a few weeks, I guess by then she got over that shock, but I was pretty disappointed by such behavior!! Come on… You aren’t a nursery kid or a lady who was brought up in 60s or even 80s and still you think such things are taboo!! This is just a normal thing in your life.. Why the hell do we have to be so hush about it???
Well I guess this is much explicit stuff for a post.. Should end it now!! 😛 Or some Shiv Sena guys are gonna hang me!!
Song of the Day:- Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland (Once again!! Thanks mythalez for the song, though this is slower than the movie version)
PS1:- Listen to the song Dum Laga from the movie “Dil, Dosti Etc”, lyrics of the song are worth it, you will ROFL!!!
PS2:- Got 2 b’day gifts this Sunday!! One of which was my first “Nike” thing!!
PS3:- Mumbai Indians fucking out of IPL!!! 😦 Fk you… Mr. Fernando!! :X
PS4:- Btw net is fucking slow in college these days!! Dunno why!! Never has it been so slow in my 3 yrs!
Edit : The term sexually starved is just a repeat of the many articles you read and I am just wondering aloud, so dont start blasting me if you think it isn’t an appropriate term
System Time of Posting : 11:50 PM 5/27/2008