Kollywood: A Biased Film Industry

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Kollywood: A Biased Film Industry


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As many are with tanned skins.
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Maybe Tamilian families are more conservative?
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While Indians are crazy about getting fairer, the Americans are crazy getting taner....they take sun bath.
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Where does the "K" come from?
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Kodambakkam.
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Originally Posted by Sriman Dutta View Post ....the Americans are crazy getting taner....they take sun bath.

uh, I'm pretty sure it's not just Americans who like to sunbathe.

You know not all Americans have white skin, yes?
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Originally Posted by Matka View Post Kodambakkam.

"the industry is often colloquially referred to as Kollywood, the term being a portmanteau of the words Kodambakkam and Hollywood."

Like Bollywood -- Bombay and Hollywood.

Tollywood = Telugu
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Actually, the original Tollywood is the Calcutta film industry, from Tollygunge.
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For me the "K" comes from "Kolkata" and I find the term Kollywood used for the South Indian Film industry confusing
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It has no doubt been discussed in other threads that Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014, could never have won a beauty contest in India because she is too dark.

Probably she would also have difficulty finding a suitable match for an arranged marriage---they would have to jack up the dowry.

However, she lives in the USA, where being black is a disadvantage (especially in interactions with the police) but being brown is mostly just fine.
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Originally Posted by Matka View Post Kodambakkam.
Wow! Who knew!

Well, probably lots of people, and I have to confess having heard, somewhere, that Kodambakkam is or was big on film studios. To me, it will always be that place where my accountant is.

I had thought that the word was T-for-Tamil-Tollywood... and when I saw this, I thought it might be something to do with films from Karnataka. Kerala... Mollywood?


Thanks for the updation, everybody
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And Pinewood Studios are called 'ollywood.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Well, probably lots of people, and I have to confess having heard, somewhere, that Kodambakkam is or was big on film studios. ...
Not that I am in the least interested in their products, their horrible porn-with-clothes-on dance sequences or the mind-numbingly dreadful music that goes with them, but where are the studios now? Still in Kodambakkam? Still centralised somewhere else? or dispersed to the far corners in places like Thiruverkadu or Siruseri?

/rant

A R Rahman put on a pop show to commemorate the anniversary of MSS's United Nations concert. Disgraceful. A travesty. A Cultural incongruence.

ARR: recently described to me, by someone who does go to cinemas, as "our Green Composer: he keeps recycling the same tunes"

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The one that I recollect instantly is

Porale Ponnuthayi from Karuthamma



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