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Video: When Bollywood Attacks

Bollywood is often all about the bloat.

Sure, we're great storytellers, but usually embellish simple tales with melodrama, glitz, and several shades of excess. And while we certainly handle kitsch with panache -- and proudly, defiantly so -- there are times when we overdo the tamasha.

Recently, we took a tender, lovely romance, a classic short story, and while the unsuspecting pages lay open to reinterpretation, Bollywood jumped them, hard. The resulting ravage was unrecognisable from the original, the story's heart muffled under the inane madness.

Here -- shot by Raja Sen with willing friends on a Sunday afternoon -- is a glimpse of life, before Bollywoodism sets in.

Check it out in full-screen, and -- here's where the fun begins -- go make your own film.

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Go on, have a blast, and invite us to watch you at it.

Bollywood Blues | A film by Raja Sen | Featuring Vaspar Dandiwala, Diksha Basu, Matthew Schneeberger, Krishnakumar.

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