For years, Bollywood’s who’s who of the likes of Ashutosh Gowarikar, Aamir Khan (Lagaan), Sanjay Bhansali (Black), Rakeysh Mehra (Rang De Basanti) and Karan Johar (KANK) have been trying to reach out to a larger audience (in short, vying for Oscars) with movies filled with gripping drama and intense emotions. These are just the class acts. We are not even mentioning tired attempts like “Mistress of Spices”. These Bollywood biggies were adopting the typical Bollywood strategy. They were trying to cry the audience to submission. But the American audience refused to be moved as they became wary and bolstered their emotional defenses on the very mention of Bollywood. However even this audience hadn’t seen this coming - Who in his/her wildest of dreams would have thought that Bollywood would have its victory while this audience was looking for clean hardcore old fashioned typical American superhero fun?
Cry, you insensitive Americans, cry.