|Bollywood in Love
text by Chisato Ueno
Last year, there was " Japan" through out London though.
The cultural exchange project, which was named 'Japan 2001', showed
lots of massive events in London, such as exhibitions about traditional
or modern Japanese arts, experience of Tokyo life style and of course
However, in this year, London has been attracted by "sing a song
dancing Bollywood " with shiny hero and heroine alongside flowers
The festival celebrates the culture from South Asia, especially spectacular
Bollywood movies. Besides, a large number of interesting events have
been showing, like an exhibition of film posters, digital art exhibitions,
rarely performed Pakistani/Sri-Lankan films, hit movies like Brit-Asian
girl's comedy Bent It Like Beckham or Mira Nair's beautiful award-winning
film Monsoon Wedding and so on.
What's more, in West End, there is a gorgeous colourful long-run musical
Bombay Dreams shows an Indian love story, and has so much "Bollywood"
Selfridges, which is popular trendy department store in London, had
featured Bollywood lifestyle throughout the stores with glamorous
images.Also for fashion, a big tote bag with a strong sense of South
Asian design is popular for young people.
The decorative visual image of Bollywood, which seems to has taken
root in London,not only within this year's festival.
Now I'm wondering which different culture we could feel in next year...