From Hollywood to Nollywood to Bollywood.

@eileenleyva (17852)
Philippines
June 30, 2020 2:56am CST
I did. Watched netflix finally. Again. 'Independence Day' was a letdown. As most sequels, there's nothing like the original. So I fast tracked to the ending when I started to fall asleep. Wait, I think I did fall asleep, restarted, a fast tracked to the ending, which was a disappointment. 'Lost Bullet' was recommended. So I made a detour to France. Hmmm. This really French? The English subtitles were dizzying. But the mechanic was a character, his talent and his resolve worth watching. Okay, I liked it. But left me with a heavy heart. Opted for something light and chic. 'Royal Hibiscus Hotel.' My first movie from Africa. Nigeria specifically. Surprised a little, for Nigeria in 2006, looked like my own country. And the movie is coherent, unlike some of ours. So I watched another African. Learned the moviedom there is called Nollywood. 'The Wedding Party' introduced me to a new culture, customs, colorful costumes (clothes), and traditions. Made me smile. And laugh. Ha ha The sequel 'Wedding Party 2' was about a bi-racial marriage, the wedding party flew to Dubai, for a no-hush wedding. 'Vivah' was recommended next. Found my self in Bollywood, India. This time, I was really shocked, for a father was deeply concerned about the prospect of a daughter getting married. From the movie, the daughter was a reader with accounting education. Yet, she was obedient and offered no objection. As with the young groom who was starting to enjoy his bachelorhood and his career. All was well though, and I did like the families getting to know one another, instead of just the nuptials discovering their nascent love. The women donning the national costume was also something to behold. Okay, that last one was with subtitles in English, too. Just imagine I am cross-eyed now. Ha ha Bollywood translation highly romantic.
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@jayanth_77 (5934)
• India
30 Jun
Vivah Indian movie did you watch full. it's is nice hindi movie where the heroin Amrita Rao gets severely burnt due to a fire in the house just while the marriage preparations are going on. Hero Shahid Kapur accepts her even with her burnt face and body . It's a true love story.
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@eileenleyva (17852)
• Philippines
30 Jun
A true to life story? Beautiful. My viewing was curtailed abruptly yesterday. Will resume watching in a while. Just a quarter of the movie to go. Hu hu. Now I know the climax. Ha ha. That's all right. Am used to spoilers.
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• India
30 Jun
@eileenleyva Sorry I thought you already watched the movie. I didn't intend to spoil your curiosity in watching the movie.
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@eileenleyva (17852)
• Philippines
30 Jun
@jayanth_77 Don't worry. I got hooked to the movie, will watch now. Film direction good. Paid attention to details. Audience given time to appreciate what was happening - especially the love budding.
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• India
30 Jun
Haven't watched 'Vivah' yet. Let me know how you liked the movie after you finish watching it. I'll watch it or drop it based on your review.
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@eileenleyva (17852)
• Philippines
30 Jun
Love it.
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• India
30 Jun
@eileenleyva That's great to know. It's gonna be the movie I watch tonight then! You were mentioning about getting shocked about the father's concern. I didn't quite get that part. Did you mean that you were shocked about the father searching for a groom instead of the girl choosing her own partner?
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@eileenleyva (17852)
• Philippines
1 Jul
@Miracle_Maya I was shocked that marriage is a concern, that an educated girl must be found a suitable partner for marriage at once. Then I realized it is a custom. Is it? Yes, I was also shocked the girl did not offer resistance, so she could fall in love with whom she likes. Albeit in the end there seems to be wisdom in the interference of the old. They just know better.
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@moonandstars (38319)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
30 Jun
Vivah was a very nice movie. I liked Shahid there very much.
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@eileenleyva (17852)
• Philippines
1 Jul
I shed tears in the end.
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
2 Jul
@eileenleyva me too. he ignored that burns on her body and loved the real her
@Adie04 (6330)
30 Jun
Oh wow. I think I never heard about Nollywood.
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@eileenleyva (17852)
• Philippines
30 Jun
Me, too. Pretty surprised I was. The movie was a chic flick with substance. Probably made for commercial patronage but there were underlying sentiments dealt with directly.