Bollywood is not limited to its city only, instead the diversity has gone beyond and far. Spread far away in the US with the terms of stories and coming back is certainly giving us some new stories of out likings. This spread out Indian-American culture has raised new bar for the industry and is now clearing all terms. About the Indian-American culture that is showcased in Bollywood is about different characters and their lives and their well-weaved story and is termed as ‘Beyond Bollywood”. There’s far more to the stories of Indian-Americans than meets the eye — and Bollywood tropes are saying much about the realities of the fast-growing immigrant community.
Some of the films that reveal the same.
Phas Gaye Re Obama
The Bollywood Kidnap Comedy. Rajat Kapoor in the film plays an NRI who has faced severe losses due to recession and comes back to India to repay his final loan but instead gets kidnapped in the process. The film eventually takes you n a journey of two different cultures merged as one. Phas Gaye Re Obama showcases the variety of two different cultures and their brand thinking on recession.
Based on three different lives. The film moves on with a purely Indian-American point of view, keeping terrorism as the main angle of the film. It shows that how living in a foreign country has defined many ways for Indians and their mixed culture with others. New York tells the reality of the said culture.
Tere Bin Laden
A typical comedy Genre that speaks about moving to America and accepting the life as a foreigner. Moving on with the terrorist Osama Bin Laden, a reporter finds a duplicate of him and also a way to make his route to America. The fight to find Obama got mixed with very two different cultures from America to Pakistan and enroutes the further journey.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Indian living in New York and accepting the daily lives as it comes. The film has a mix of a purely New York culture and its daily lives and simultaneously it deals with Indian emotions too making it the perfect blend. This was the film that showcased the lives behind a foreign culture.
My Name Is Khan
Another film on Terror Angle. The film shows a difficult life a Muslim guy and how they are tagged with every single crime. It’s all about the different culture in which Indian are living in and adjusting themselves according to the circumstances.
A perfect example with language base as its concept and trying establish yourselves between complete strangers. The film tells you an amazing story to cope up with English as the base to keep on with. The film explores a different blend of culture with sweetness.
The story of a family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. It defines the beauty as how two different cultures are managed.
Bride and Prejudice
Circumstances get in the way of romance. Filmed primarily in English, discovers relations between a Punjabi and an American culture and how they get through each phase. Having a mix, the film embarks upon how an American accepts the Indian culture and shows his respect.
An Indian bride for a westernized son, the film explores a beautiful journey and a dark side too of every relation bonded with far away society’s difference and how one accepts the reality of living in one’s own country and realizes its importance.
A journey that changed a life forever. A man working in NASA and is totally adaptable to a well maintained life comes back to his village and realizes that his Country needs him and his talent. The film also takes you to show the richness of Indian culture.