I’ve got a confession to make. I am hooked on Korean videos. Are thousands in Mizoram, Manipur. Well basically the entire of North East India.
It’s been sometime since I have saw my very first Korean movie – ever it was my Sassy Girl. (Incidentally, My Sassy Girl was typically the very popular and exportable Korean film inside the history Korean film industry according to Wikipedia. Popular it outsold The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter which ran at an identical moment. It sold 4,852,845 tickets!) That has been around two decades ago. I have observed dozens of these – Windstruck, Sex is Zero (Korean edition of American Pie?) , My Wife is a Gangster Inch, 2 & 3, The Traditional, Daisy, A Moment to Keep in Mind, Joint Security Area, My Little Bit, A Filthy Carnival, You are my Sunshine, Silmido, and so on to name but a couple!
I am completely totally hooked!
When a friend invited me to see My Sassy woman I had been frankly not sure when I’d enjoy it kissasian. Nevertheless, the spunky, do not -care-a-damn-tomboy heroine in that picture made me fall in love with Korean movies (and additives actually!) . It is not especially shocking to me personally I fell deeply in deep love with all Korean films considering that the simple fact that I love French pictures. Korean movies possess precisely the identical treatment in their themes such as this of French movies. I regularly watch TV5 French movies and Arirang TV if my cable-guy allows me! Ofcourse different genre of videos supply you with a different perspective on Korean films. I believe comedy is really where Korean videos would be really the best.
Today the Korean soaps and movies, since I have said, are extremely popular in the Nordic countries of India. Even in New Delhi there was actually a video clip library or even just two at which you’re able to get grossing films. Now, you may be sure I will be a routine! At a more significant note, this question is the reason… why would the north-easterners love Korean movies?? Even later decades of Hindustanization using Bollywood, Hindi Indian and lessons politics are all we somewhat wanting for property!
It’s genuinely best to find out among your own (go through chinkies? ) ) On the screen after a number of years of it had been full of the Amitabhs along with the Khans and also the Roshans of
Bollywood. Korean dramas are similar to a breath of fresh air after so much stale Bollywood videos which I seldom watch with the exception of Ram Gopal Verma videos. The intricate plots of turns and spins and much more urbane feelings are that which brought me into Korean and French movies. Perhaps, just may be, race will have a character . Being racially similar, our customs and cultural nuances are all so much similar! Their own body language and facial expressions are really similar to our sayings. The quite cryptic Punjabi or even Bihari nuances of Bollywood deters me out of many very good movies!
Korean movies will be also technically better than Bollywood films and will also compete with Hollywood films. Awards and fame even in the Cannes filmfestival are becoming a yearly phenomenon for the Korean film market. In fact Hollywood biggies Dreamworks has paid out $2 million (US) for a movie of the 2003 suspense thriller Janghwa, Hongryeon (A Tale of Two ) compare that to $ 1million (US) paid for its directly to movie japan movie The Ring.
It is correct that individuals, Northeasterners, enjoy what that is fresh into our culture in contrast to our semi American Indians. We really welcome change and shifted we are to an extent. We effortlessly copy the western style of dressing up jeans, T-shirts along with et al.. That maybe another reason because of our latest dependence with Korean movies. But I doubt it is just a passing thing such as teenaged love affair. It has cultural predisposition overtones published all over it. Bollywood will need to cancel the onslaught of Korean movies with much an increase of Chak De figures! It’s lost far audience into Korean picture industry.
A handful of weeks back while using a chit-chat regarding our lives in New Delhi – the awkward stares, the downward patronising calling of names and also the abuses in workplaces – with a buddy of mine he remarked,”Are we at the wrong country?” . “Will you be glad if you are treated as a guest in your country?” Asks one of those two north-east personalities in Chak De India. As for me it’s redeemed with all the assistance of videos such as My Sassy Girl and such in our kin Korean movie market. Laugh your heart out and forget about the issues with the country until, clearly, Chak De India has even bigger functions for north easterners!
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