Saturday, 17 September 2016


The Indo The cross cultural character and hold of Bollywood cinema has been slowly getting visible and apparent over the period of last ten years. What is less recognized and surveyed is it’s rapidly increasing integration with viewers, markets and entertainment industry past the Indian subcontinent. This progressively important relationship is a consequence of the convergence between two remarkably powerful existence — globalizing Bollywood on the one hand and Asianizing Australia on the other. If there is another component in this relationship, which is important to the same extent, is the mediating power of the resonant diasporic population of South Asians in Australia.

Australia brings forth the perfect landscapes - from waving hips on Darling Harbour, to group dances at the steps of the Opera House, passionate duets at the 12 Apostles to lovers promulgating their enduring dedication from the Spire of Centre Point Tower.

The unintended advantage to tourism and progress in other trade is being identified by others.
Bollywood in Australia
Bollywood in Australia
Australian film and media business is now just not restricted to few Indian films using Australian spots. It has extended to be immense and enormous.

Liberal broadcast in mainstream Australian and Indian media gave a high profile and evoked other players.

Many Australian documentaries on Bollywood in Australia are at present in progress, some of which have been provided financial support from state and federal funding bodies.

There is continuous trading of delegations between the two countries on different conceptual, experimental, and academic topics related to film ties.

Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and different trade bodies are conducting seminars on how to make a career in Bollywood and Indian film industry.

Many Australians are working on Indian films in Australia and India. Many significant Australian Designers, Stunt Directors, and Post Production companies are employed in India on Indian films and are appreciated for their creativity in Indian cinema and also winning awards for their work.

Australia is trying to attract more Indian filmmakers to shoot in their land. Obviously they have seen first-hand that how highly successful Indian film (shot in their country) can result in more number of visitors to their country thus promoting tourism. A Bollywood release ensures close to a quarter of a billion people noticing the city’s most admired tourist destinations and that is undoubtedly not a bad publicity.
Most admired Bollywood movies shot in Australia are:  Dil Chahta Hai, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Chak De India, Heyy Babyy, From Sydney With Love, Hindustani, Love Story 2050, Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Salaam Namaste, Singh Is King, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

Bollywood films like ‘Salaam Namaste’ and ‘Chak De! India’ were shot in Victoria (Federation Square and the Great Ocean Road) in Australia and after its release the number of Indian visitors to this area escalated to around 18 percent. No surprise that the Victorian Government has a ‘Bollywood for Victoria’ strategy that assures to give all the assistance to Indian filmmakers.

For Indian - Australians, Bollywood films are a test of selfhood as in the unrolling tale of a movie it not only binds them with their roots, culture and family values but also they are able to search a lost piece of their soul.

There always are and will be contrasting perceptions about Australia/Australians in India and Indian in Australia/Australians but the artistic skill lies in highlighting the distinctiveness and multiple facets narrating a tale and utilizing cultural diplomacy in an affirmative manner.

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