Bollywood has inspired masses, not only within Indian society but also among the foreign community, because its industry began to bring Indian culture into our consciousness.
The industry has been catapulted into the spotlight as the world’s largest movie industry by volume for numerous years. However, because movies are truly a real exhibition of a people’s traditional practices, the question of how culturally relevant Bollywood is from the Indian people has been raised.
The emotional connections it has developed with India for people of many races, nationalities, and languages, as well as the way it has made them feel powerfully connected to the Indian worldview and way of life, albeit in caricature form, is among Bollywood’s most important cultural achievements.
Though Bollywood has been vocal about the need for stable and peaceful families as a part of Indian culture, it has also been vocal about the need to resolve intergenerational disputes in beliefs and goals. Rather than the family’s breakdown or nuclearization, our filmmakers are interested in resolving such disputes in a way that leads to better understanding and peace in the larger family.
Young people are encouraged to resist parental oppression, but they are not encouraged to disregard their responsibilities to care for their parents and other seniors. Bollywood’s popularity stems from the fact that it appears to provide a realistic alternative to the self-centered individualism that plagues Western civilization. While Bollywood despises mindless modernity, it feels that a healthy proportion is required for progress.
India can be admired or despised, a source of affection or scorn. There isn’t a single Indian who is ambivalent or uninterested in his or her birthplace. As the phrase goes, ‘you can take Indians out of India, but you can’t take India out of Indians.’
Regardless of how far they have moved away, most people of Indian ancestry who have lived in other nations remain enamored with India. This involvement can take many forms; for example, some people are outraged and amazed by the widespread corruption, inefficiency, and unwillingness to address wrongs.
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