Do Indian movies really need songs in their films?

Do Indian movies really need songs in their films? - Why Indian movies need songs? 
40% of the movie budget spent for these songs. I think this is hopeless... What about you guys?
@archabu (205)
India
February 1, 2007 12:55am CST
Why Indian movies need songs? 40% of the movie budget spent for these songs. I think this is hopeless... What about you guys?
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8 responses
@darshini (55)
• India
1 Feb 07
Its not the movies that are asking for songs, but the Indian culture that is asking for songs in films. We have a rich tradition of song and dance and perhaps that has got itself carried over to the movie era too. Nothing wrong with songs in movies as long as they don't hinder the flow of the story and are not a pain to the ear and eye.
@mx_aman (2101)
• India
1 Feb 07
Yeah, I agree with you..It's in our culture..But, now days they are forcebly putting some item number in between films and vulgarity also introdued in it..What do you say???
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@Ronimas (699)
• India
23 Apr 07
Without song, there is no life. Movies are for entertainment purpose. When two things are mixed up, then a masala movie is created. We are so fond of songs, we can not accept a movie without song. So, Indian movie needs songs to be get entertainment.
@jacton (272)
• India
20 Feb 07
I think the Bollywood director should remove dance and songs from their movie. Its a boring concept. due to this the movie is being lengthy
• India
1 Feb 07
i think songs in a movie . its good for movie .
@dipti9669 (364)
• India
1 Feb 07
yaa...they really need coz most of the movies work only bcoz of the songs coz the story screenplay etc...is mosty bakwaaas...they need a quality script like black... infact all the movies shud be like black in order to have no songs coz today in films songs r the only attraction
@soumodeep (945)
• India
1 Feb 07
It's not in our culture. Indian culture is not the same everywhere. It's different. In Indian Bengali movies there are no songs. THere are songs in most of the Hindi movies because Indian audiences are not mature yet. They can't live without songs. So there are songs. But yeah there shouldn't be any songs in those movies.
@malini4u (896)
• India
1 Feb 07
songs in indian movies are traditional ones..dats wat they got separate place in world cinema...indian musics are widely accepted all over...we indian people love good music ..so we enjoy this movies...
@imrajesh (1967)
• India
1 Feb 07
i don't think that they are much bothered about this. this trend is being followed since years and u know changes are very painful and bringing change is very difficult. so they r accustomed to making songs and then bringing them into the film. this is a unique style of bollywood. so i don't think that they r going to change this albeit they have to invest so much. this is hopeless in many circumstances and the scene does not needs a song at all then it becomes boring, also if the lyrics or the music is bad then it is boring to see it for 5 mins. have a nice day.