The ultimate source of entertainment in India is Bollywood. Though there are Bollywood movies based on true stories, mostly all the movies have everything amplified. Talk about the fantasy songs in the middle of the movie when the hero meets the heroine, the extraordinary powers of a hero to beat the crap out of all the evil guys, heroine everytime dolled-up, and that one villain who is somehow very evil. Not to miss, how everything is alright at the end and hero succeeds in whatever he wants. We all agree on the fact how it gives insights about everything in life and has a huge influence on the youth. So there is a high need to understand the glorification in the movie and how it is different from real life.
Let’s see some instance where Bollywood exaggerates situations
- Remember Kajol dancing on the Mere khwaabon mein jo aaye… wearing a towel. That’s not the case every time in real life. You start dancing in a towel we don’t know about heroes but you’ll definitely grab some creepy eyes of uncles in the neighborhood.
- The hospital scenes are epic, where the hero just wakes up from his unconscious state throws all the drips and plucks all the needles is very unrealistic. In reality, you don’t have the energy once you wake up from your unconscious state and moreover even if you do so you can hardly stand on your feet.
- Speak about romance, the most overemphasized thing in Bollywood. Though it was the most happening part of the movie, it was one of the most unrealistic romantic scenes when Alia repeats the Kuch Kuch Hota Hai dialogue “ hum ek baar jeete hai, ek baar marte hai” for Varun waiting for him with a baarat. You must be kidding me! What if he never turned up? What if he just didn't want to come back?
- In reel life, Police come and raid hotel rooms and all the couples with no dresses come out of the hotel rooms are beaten and taken away to the police station. In real life, that doesn’t happen that way. There is no such rule that unmarried couples cannot stay in a hotel room. And police is only bothered if anything illegal is happening such as prostitution. That too only budget hotels are prone to get raided and star hotels are not even on their list to have a check on.
Like in the movie Jab we met when Kareena is insisting Shahid get the room on Hourly basis but Shahid denying because he knows what the receptionist is meaning. The receptionist is thinking that Kareena is a prostitute and they want the room on an hourly basis. Which is completely not the real picture because hoteliers do not allow these kinds of illegal things.
- Fights the never excluded part of any Bollywood movie.
One hero is enough to beat down all the bad guys like in the movie Jai ho Salman khan smashing all the bad guys is as unrealistic as castles in the sky. In reality, one bad guy is enough to scare off a normal guy.
How can we not mention the melodramas in Bollywood movies? Shah Rukh Khan's entry is yet the most memorable entry which is the perfect example of melodrama. Jaya’s intuitions were so strong and she could feel the presence of Shahrukh was something which is unreal. In real life, you don’t have such events happening to appeal to the emotions.
Even the Raju Hirani movies can be unrealistic, we all know that in the movie 3 idiots the scene where the baby not breathing suddenly starts breathing after the 3 magical words are spelled “All is well”. What more is there to define glorification than this scene?
In reality, you are not decked up everytime as its shown in the Bollywood movies. In Bollywood movies, all the characters are decked up even if they are waking up from the bed. In movies its eye-pleasing to see how the heroine wakes up in the morning but in real life, you look gawky, with a swollen face and eyes.
And how can we not mention about Rohit Shetty movies where more than the story you’ll be able to understand how gravity is taught with his flying burning cars. And the overexaggerated stunts that are completely unrealistic.