Friday, December 19, 2008

Bollywood gets serious with movies about recent "siege of Mumbai..."

Apparently Bollywood producers are falling over each other to develop films about the three-day terrorist attack on two luxury Mumbai hotels that killed more than 150 people and injured scores of others.

Frankly, I'm a little surprized — the industry isn't big on grim films about politics and war — for one thing, they don't lend themselves easily to all-singing, all-dancing production numbers. Movies like Black Friday, a non-musical about the 1993 Mumbai bombings, are few and far between.

On the other hand, "torn from today's headlines" is a good hook, and however much Indian audiences love movies, there are a lot of them jostling for a finite number of rupees. So stay tuned...

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