Bollywood Over Hollywood takes an analytical look at the ever expanding Hindi film industry, deconstructing it and constantly striving to find its raison d’etre in the world today.
The name “Bollywood Over Hollywood” was borne out of a frustration of the strong hold Hollywood has over world entertainment and the negative results of that monopoly. Although Hollywood has sometimes been used as a vehicle for positive social change, it has also been a proponent of the ethnocentric idea that “White is better”, “White is more beautiful”, “White is smarter” which has had devastating effects on the consciousness of non-White people the world over.
Because of this, Bollywood Over Hollywood will not only seek to promote the oftentimes dismissed Bollywood film industry and shed light on its growing achievements but it will also, to a lesser extent, be a tool for propagating the empowerment of people of color and shed light on their contributions.
I guarantee however that this site won’t be taking itself too seriously. After all, Bollywood is a fun place to hang.
-Creator, Bollywood Over Hollywood.