Thursday, December 21, 2006

Bollywood's Hottest

According to Forbes Magazine, "Bollywood is hot."
Geez. I've been saying that all along...

To put it in perspective, Hindi films made up half of the 14 foreign language films that grossed more than $2 million in the U.S. this year--more than any other language. That is a record.
Well, black folks aren't the only ones who like singing and dancing. lol

Anyways, check out the Forbes commentary on the highest grossing Hindi films of the year here. Do you even have to ask what was first on the list? Only one man has the digits to take the world by storm!

[Side Note: According to the Times of India, the third installment of KMG/Krrish is supposed to hit screens next year. If they do more action figures of Hrithik, somebody needs to hook me up! Seriously.]


Beth said...

Go easy on 'em. It's not their fault they're newly discovering Hindi films. Ahhh, remember back when we were new and misty-eyed? :)

Susania said...

but sometimes they're so GENERIC in their enthusiasm... remember when Will Smith was all "I like tikka masala and Amitabh Bachchan"?

Aisha said...

I discovered your site while looking for more Bollywood movies, and I like what I see. You have some very interesting topics here, especially the part about "Blackness" because I'm African-American myself.:)
A few years ago, the first Bollywood film that got my attention was Monsoon Wedding eventhough it wasn't made by a Bollywood director. Then I saw Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhie Kuchi Kabhie Gham, and Devdas. About two years passed when I got my interest back, and then I saw Bluffmaster and Salaam Namaste. I recently saw Fanaa and Rang de Basanti with Aamir Khan, and now I'm a huge fan of him.
Anyways, I like your topics on Blackness and Bollywood.:)

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to add another movie to your list...the corny "Bombay Talkie" with Shashi Kapoor (when he was a hunk and and not Marlon Brando's twin brother) and Aparna Sen (of Two Daughters, a Satyajit Ray film; Rays' films are considered an alternative to the Bollywood machine). It's an ill-fated love story set in 1970's India. The DVD also includes a documentary about the legendary Bollywood dancer Helen. Ismail Merchant of "Howards End" fame is the producer of a few other films staring Shashi Kapoor set in the sixties such as "Shakespeare Wallah".