On Sat, 2 Jun 2018 13:09:16 -0700 (PDT), Madrigal Gurneyhalt
Post by Madrigal Gurneyhalt Post by Dr. Jai Maharaj
Stop using 'the word Bollywood': BJP Gen Secy Kailash
Vijayvargiya to write to I&B Ministry
June 2, 2018
Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
It might help if he got his facts straight first! Complete nonsense!
You replied to Jai Maharaj's post in aeu. I replied to the second of
your replies to Jai. Here is your second reply and my response.
Post by Madrigal Gurneyhalt
The BBC didn't name it. The term has no roots whatsoever outside India itself
but is patterned on Tollywood, the name adopted by West Bengali film
makers in the 1930s. It is in no way associated with 'slave' mentality. In fact,
quite the opposite, "anything you can do, we can do better".
There is also the nickname "Nollywood" for the Nigerian film industry.
The use of that term is controversial in Nigeria:
Some stakeholders have constantly expressed their disagreement over
the term; giving reasons such as the fact that term was coined by a
foreigner, as such another form of Imperialism. It has also been
argued that the term is an imitation of what was already in
existence (Hollywood and Bollywood) rather than an identity in
itself, that is original and uniquely African.
Those who defend the use of the term, argue that it is a form of
resistance to the very cultural and media imperialism to which its
critics attribute its origins, arguing that the term Nollywood
represents Nigerians making movies of their own, in their own style
- for Nigerians, by Nigerians (rather than simply consuming and
importing mostly Hollywood content like many developing countries
Peter Duncanson, UK