Do you think that the length of Indian movies are long?

@youless (92252)
Guangzhou, China
February 20, 2013 8:57am CST
I have watched a few Indian movies and some are great, especially Three Idiots. However, I also think that the Indian movies are usually very long. It can last over three hours and this is quite a long time for me already. I wonder whether Indians also feel the same or they have got used to it?
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@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
20 Feb 13
yes 3 hours is a long time to sit in one place and watch a movie but here in the states we do have some that are just as long if not longer I guess it is all up to how bad you want to see the movie
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Feb 13
On the other hand, you can say that the movie tickets are worthy since you can stay in the cinema for such a long time to watch the movie
• Mexico
20 Feb 13
so true
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@chiyosan (29887)
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
Haha but then youless even if you stay and get your money's worth it can still new too much to seat in there and watch them sing and dance.. usually it just is boring already.
@MsTickle (24978)
• Australia
25 Feb 13
I used to have an Indian friend and I would watch movies with him at home. I loved them! They were so cheesy but also very interesting and I would become totally involved. I can't remember if they were long...I doubt I would have noticed.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
26 Feb 13
Then you must stay at your Indian friend's home for a long time when you watched Indian movies with him
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@MsTickle (24978)
• Australia
26 Feb 13
He lived a long way from me and we would watch the movie in the afternoon.
• India
20 Feb 13
A major reason could be because there are 5-6 songs in every film and that itself take 30 minutes. But now a days films have been shortened upto two and a half hour. If film is interesting that it doesn't mind whether it is of 2 hours or 3 hours. If there are no songs I will not go and watch a film in theater.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Feb 13
Besides dancing, there is also singing in the Indian movies.
• India
23 Feb 13
And that is the best way to promote films.
@iluvusabado (2560)
• Philippines
24 Feb 13
i also watched 3 idiots. it's almost three hours but i think it's worth it. i think bollywood movies are longer because they have some production movies within the movie. don't you enjoy them?
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Feb 13
I think even if Three Idiots cut some parts and it will not change this movie to be a nice movie.
• India
24 Feb 13
Indian movies are usually long but these days the movies that are being are not like the 3 hour movies that have always been made in india nowadays movies stretch maximum to 2 and a half hours.In india the movies are designed to give a full package of entertainment to the audience they are a mixture of action,drama,comedy and music.So it does get difficult for the film makers to include all these in the usual hollywood time limit.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
25 Feb 13
Lately I watched an Indian movie and it is interesting that this movie is from the criminal type to love type and then back to action movie
@chiyosan (29887)
• Philippines
22 Feb 13
Hi there.. i haven't seen other indian movies except for the three idiots but honestly there were a lot of scenes that can be eliminated in there and the story won't be sacrificed at all. I understand too that they love to sing and incorporate dances however... they cam always try to keep these at a minimum. Not a lot of people likes musical and their stories could have been great if all elements of a movie is or was well balanced. Sometimes the setbacks for these movies are that you really feel how long it is because it was jot able to keep you joked to it all through out. There were movies even if they are too long.. but still you would hardly notice the time.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 13
Perhaps I haven't got used to watch so long time movie yet.
@rafiholmes (2897)
• Malaysia
21 Feb 13
yes..its long.. and its usual for them.. 2hours plus all the time..
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 13
In fact perhaps most Indian movies are longer than 3 hours
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 13
Two hours would be the maximum for me, anything longer and I start to fidget, need a toilet break, or would start to get bored, I think there was only two films that were over 2 hours, Titanic and Lord of The Rings.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Feb 13
Lately I watched an Indian movie from my tablet and I have many breaks already.
@Keynote (399)
• India
20 Feb 13
Indian are crazy about two things movies and cricket.Movies Actor and actress and Cricket player earn huge money and recognition in India.As they are crazy about movies and cricket ,they love film stars and and Cricket player and spend their huge time watching them .I guess this could be one reason as why Indian movies are so lenghty.You said that you have already watched more Indian movies than chinese.Have you watch Ghajini,Sholay ,Munna Bhai MBBS.Bawaarchi?
@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Feb 13
Right now I watched a bit of Ghajini but I haven't finished it yet. Perhaps its length is about 3 hours and five minutes
@mani118 (146)
• Pakistan
20 Feb 13
without any doubt indian movies are to long due to the songs. But without songs lot of movies may not hit enough as they are. Item song made a movie to go up in indian movie industy now a days..
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Feb 13
Perhaps these are the characters of Indian movies.
@ksktika (271)
• United States
20 Feb 13
yes, it always 3 always at the minimum, i think it because of the dance.
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@youless (92252)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Feb 13
Yes, the dancing and singing already spend at least half an hour.
@phoonk (344)
• India
7 Aug 15
Being an Indian, I got used to it since childhood. So, what I feel is that the hollywood movies are too short... hehe