Bollywood Essays

Shahrukh Khan

Khan then went on to study theater under the reputed Barry John, whom he credits for carving out the actor inside him, but his mentor considers his pupil as being solely responsible for his greatness and glory, citing Shahrukh to have the perfect combination of talent, perseverance, belief in yourself, a never-give-up-attitude and of course, a bit of luck–factors needed for success. Shahrukh began his journey by landing the lead role of a commando in 1988 drama series “Fauji” (1988)….

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Bollywood V. Hollywood

The objective of this essay is to look into the theoretical underpinnings of the divergent discourses that underlie the two biggest and most famous film industries of our time. The only common features in these two industries are that they are both very large and growing rapidly, and increasing in the sophistication of the movies they produce. Otherwise, they are as different as chalk and cheese. While Hollywood has been accused of promoting an agenda of cultural imperialism, Bollywood has…

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Questionnaire on Chocolates

Name : ____________________________________________ Gender : _____________ Age group : 16-20 yrs 21- 30 yrs What do you normally prefer to eat as a sweet item ___________________________ Do you like chocolates? Very much Okay Not much Not at all How many times you buy chocolates? Once every day 2- 3 times a week Once a week On special occasions only Others, please specify What do chocolates signify to you? ________________________________________ Where do you normally buy chocolates from? Your local kirana shops…

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How Indian Cinema Evolved Over the Years

A hundred years ago on this date, India’s first film Raja Harishchandra was released. Over the past hundred years, our cinema and its facets have evolved and how!! The hero From mooch to macho From a bulky mustached Raj Kapoor in the 40s to a six-pack flaunting, butt-baring John Abraham now, the Bollywood hero has had quite a makeover. The 50s was the era of method-acting with the likes of Dilip Kumar, while in the 60s, Rajesh Khanna and Dev…

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100 Years of Indian Cinema

Tracing the history, birth and evolution of Indian cinema is always an exhilarating experience. According to historians, Harischandra Sakharam Bhatvadekar (Save Dada, 1868- 1958) and Hiralal Sen were among the pioneers who produced moving images in India for the first time. Bhatvadekar was part of the audience which attended Lumiere’s actuals screened for the first time in India, at Watson Hotel in Bombay by Lumiere’s agent, Marius Sestier, in 1896. Bhatvadekar was so impressed by the images he saw that…

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Bollywood and Cricket

The two things that unite the rich and the poor, the educated elite and the illiterate, the city-dwellers and the villagers in India are undoubtedly – Bollywood and Cricket! Both have their own share of success and star factor – Shah Rukh Khan has a big fan following in Germany, while Sachin Tendulkar was gifted a Ferrari by Michael Schumacher. Both are big businesses – the Bollywood stars as do the cricketers appear regularly on TV to endorse everything from…

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Bollywood Film

The development of technology has caused various changes in the different aspects of the society. One of the most observable modifications is in terms of the source of entertainment for most people. Nowadays, majority of the people are interested in watching movies. They tend to get the satisfaction out of looking at actors and actresses play various roles. Motion pictures also portray different themes that could be focused on romance, actions, horror, science fiction, and others. The clamor for movies…

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Swachh Bharat or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Campaign Clean India) is a national level campaign by the Government of India covering 4041 statutory towns to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.[1][2][3] This campaign was officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modihimself wielded broom and cleaned a road. The campaign is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and schools and colleges students of India participated in this…

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