>The star of new Bollywood film Dilwale has spoken out against piracy after a man watched an illegal version of the film on his iPhone, while sitting next to her on a plane.
>Kriti Sanon was travelling to Delhi with her mother when she noticed that the passenger next to her was watching the pirated copy. Sanon reported that she asked the man to stop viewing the film, but he refused.
>Sanon told her Twitter followers that he “would enjoy the film more in a theatre” but to no avail, as “he was busy showin [sic] off his projector”.
>Dilwale was released a week before Christmas, to mixed reviews but a healthy box office. The £10m budget film has so far taken around £37m worldwide.
>it is wrong if you do not give me money !!!
--any artist ever
That's not true. There are many artists who think their work should be free, they're just not operating inside a multimillion dollar system involving multitudes of employees to be able to say that.
Now that we can all agree that the dust has finally settled, is Diwali a flick, movie or film?
>tfw my cellphone has a better screen than my monitor
>tfw i can watch my movies in bed where it's nice and cozy
>tfw sound in my nearest cinema has worse sound than using regular earphones
>tfw cinemas project movies at 2k which is only slightly bigger than 1080p
Of the four people sitting there three are watching what the dude's projecting, he's doing a commendable job bringing entertainment to strangers in spite of the odor. People like him raise countries, not the ones who complain.
Not even on a fucking cellphone.
Using a projector acessory playing from his cellphone in a brightly lit cabin that washes out the film. He is a tech geek trying to show off his expesive new toy like some kinda self important asshole.
Meanwhile, I saw ads for this film at a local cinema that has Bollywood films. A friend with a Nepalese gf sees them sometimes, as well as US films on bargin Tues.
They have theze delicious Indian ice cream bars.
Yeah, I used to think it was a plebeian move but just got the 6s Plus and the picture is remarkable. If you're in bed anyway the screen size is comparable to looking across the room at the tv, and with a nice speaker or earphones it is really comfy.
>he's doing a commendable job bringing entertainment to strangers in spite of the odor. People like him raise countries
i watched Mad Max Fury Road in it, the engine sounds completely drowned out any meaningful dialogue the characters where having during the chase scenes, as soon as the pirated version came out i actually hear what they were saying again.
B..BUT WHAT IF THEY HAVE WITCHES IN THEM???
You do know there are rich as fuck Indians as well as living in the slums of crowded Bangladesh Indians, right?
They got the whole caste system. A friend said at the college he works at they had to stop the Indian students from keeping caste shit from interfereing with work and had to teach them you can't pull that racist shit here in the workforce.
when i wear my reading glasses the screen looks even bigger, slightly less comfy though if im in bed.
>i-it's legal here so i think it's ok
kill yourself you utter plebeian
i bet you watch on a fucking laptop like so may other fags here, or even a fucking phone. i bet you watch camrips your whore.
Pajeet here. My mom used to work as a flight attendant and she said that shitting in the aisle used to happen on the Hajj flights to and from Mecca which were full of poor, illiterate Muslims.
These things have been available for years, but I doubt many bother with them. She says he's got an iPhone which you can connect these mini-projectors to, but she also seems a bit retarded from the other tweets so it could be a different model phone with an integrated projector, they've also been available for some time.
i dont like the idea of owning a device that can effectively be used to track me in numerous ways
also id keep dropping it because im retarded when i have shit in my pockets
Indians are obsessed with whiteness
It's normal for a girl to pale their skin before they go out for instance, it's considered more attractive, even though it makes you look like you just performed like a clown
>actress speaks out about watching films on shitty phones/projectors, when you could watch them properly in theaters and enjoy them more
>something /tv/ usually would agree with
>attack her and call her a rich cunt instead
>request row 1 seat
swag as fuck. I'm doing this next time I fly
>Sanon reported that she asked the man to stop viewing the film, but he refused.
no fucks given
This isn't actually that out there.
I had a horrible experience with TFA opening night. The AMC I was in only had front end speakers and the picture was overly bright and washed out. (space scenes looked grey)
A lot of theaters have cut corners these last few years.
After being shamed on her twitter, I doubt that guy wants to spend money on any of her movies again.
It's kinda stupid to be rich enough to afford such phones but yet waste time watching pirated camrips.
A friend with a Bollywood loving gf talked a bunch of us into watching this by saying he had a surprise movie to show us.
It.. wasn't bad? It was weird. It was as if Hollywood had kept making the same type of movies from the 1950s with all the effects and flourishes of 00s Hollywood.
Is that a decent comparison? A ton of the film reminded me of old 1920s-1950s musicals and big star vehicles of the golden age of Hollywood.
Just saw this CNN video where it says there were 8 screens for every million people.
I had to rewind that to make sure I heard right. I know a ton of that is weighted by the great number of dirt poor in slums that don't go to cinemas, but even the middle class in India is highly populated and surely crowded into these theaters.
That's for actual cinemas.
There's people in villages who have a job showing rips on a tv.
A bit higher up are people that go around with tents and portable projectors.
My aunt actually used to be really good friends with the person who wrote this movie, she's super wack and has the sense of humor of a British colonist from the 1930s.
But yeah, Bollywood definitely does take those kinds of cues. Remember, the population of India is extremely poor, and live, for the most part, extremely shitty lives (kind of like Americans in the 30s). For the most part, especially these days, thematic complexity isn't really on the menu. But if you see any merit in things like choreography, over-the-top action sequences, or set design (women tend to enjoy the former and latter), it's a decent genre.
Artistically, Bollywood probably reached its apex in the 70s.
Some hilarious action movies have come from the Tamil film industry, though, and the Malayalam film industry had some fantastic pictures in the 70s and 80s.
I remember working dorm security with Indian students and they would often be watching rips of Bollywood films. A friend who still works there says that aside from those, they usually watch episodes of Friends of Big Bang Theory to find out what Americans are like.
Yeah, the video doesn't take into account the huge number of illicit 'theaters' that travel around or pop up.
Also, the Indian 'middle class' is large, yes, but not as enormous as it's made out to be. The lower classes continue to make up the overwhelming majority of Indian society.
>Also, the Indian 'middle class' is large, yes, but not as enormous as it's made out to be. The lower classes continue to make up the overwhelming majority of Indian society.
Oh true. It's all relative. India just has such a fucking huuuuuuuge population that even that smaller percentage of middle class is a decent size compared to the US pop.
She's worth like $2 million and has only been in four movies (basically a B-lister).
Btw, that is business class (no first class). Indian airlines are shit, but flights are also only like 2 hours at most.
Dude, almost the entire world loves whites, outside of a few pockets of east asia.
And of course people view whiteness as beautiful in India. They were ruled by the British for centuries, and fucking Turks for centuries before that. Everyone in South Africa's obsessed with whiteness, too.
lol, they watch those shows because they're huge all over India and always have been.
For years, the only good thing on TV every night (that is, the only thing that wasn't a piece of shit no-plot soap opera) was Friends. That show has molded the consciousness of the Indian people more than Nehru and all his descendants combined.
I hated it when i first went to Thailand but being there a couple years i kinda get it. Monarchy holds the country together. Its no worse than our western faux democracy
India remains a shithole either way
Every chinese phone comes with a TV antenna. I don't know if that's legal in UK. They also come with N64 and PS1 emulators, that's pretty cool.
I bought one of these like 3 years ago, and never regreted it, still working.
>bollywood stars get paid gazillions of rubles for their shitty 3 hour dance monstrosities
>they always make money back because pooinloos have no alternative
>But how exactly does being a Muslim have anything to do with not standing for the anthem?
It doesn't. But you can tell a lot about a Indian from their clothes. Interfaith relations vary by region, if that is in Mumbai, they dislike muslims more than other places. It's like the ground zero mosque was controversial, but one in Dearborn isn't.
It did get BTFO by western powers over the course of centuries, though (unlike Thailand).
It's a 'shithole' by western standards in terms of cleanliness, standard of living, and shit like that, of course, but it's an extremely culturally diverse and rich place, with a fascinating history and delicious food.
I honestly don't know what's more triggering.
Someone projecting a movie from their phone to annoy the other passengers or the fact that so many shitskin cocksuckers that refuse to shit in a toilet like a civilized person has so much money.
Things have gotten a lot worse these days, but I can tell you from experience that most working people in Bombay don't give a fuck either way about your faith, they're fighting for survival on a daily basis.
The communalism in India today is largely a middle class phenomenon, and it's gonna cost the BJP the next election, just as it's cost them their seats in Bihar. You can talk whatever rhetoric you want, but if you don't show results, you're gonna get voted the fuck out. Congress is the norm to which India will return for the foreseeable future.
True. I respect India in that their ruling class is very open minded and love western ways, technology etc. But its also the ruling class that keeps the rest of the country in such a poor state. All for the love of status and control.
Indians can be bro tier as friends no doubt
whats with Indians and Americans cheering and clapping in cinemas?
I read an article the other day about why certain people are so much louder and aggressive then others.
It came down to people lacking the intellect to express their feelings humanely or keep their emotions under control, thus going into peacock/ape mode to be noticed.
Similar activity tends to happen in bars/clubs when people get drunk.
You guys recon it has something to do with that?
I've traveled to the States, EU and East Asia, and I've noticed that it only happens in certain countries. Could be cultural I guess.
As per NATIONAL HONOUR ACT it z nt mandatory to stand up 4 d respct of d National anthem... it z nthng bt an xcuse to bring d muslim comunity to book... nd remind this ASSHOLE (TAKLA) abt it nd i suggst ths Takla shud b fucked off in d four lane.... if u do dsrspct d family lik that thn y d hell u talk of democracy.. it z limtd to ua books ... wowww indian secularism z at peak
this is actually a bigger problem with mainland Chinese. I was on a flight to Hong Kong a couple of years ago and was waiting to use the bathroom at the back of the plane near the galley where the flight attendants do their thing. One of the bathrooms was unlocked and the male flight attendant saw me waiting and was like "look there is nobody in here" and he opens the door and there is an old Chinese guy there dick out taking a big Chinese shit. He closes the door and says "oh my god I did not need to see that"
I'm like "whoa does that happen a lot?" and he says "actually the biggest problem is some of the Chinese people just come back here into the galley and shit right on the floor." I'm like "are you serious" and he's like "it actually happens a lot - I make them clean it up. I won't touch that shit." Then I ask him about India and he says "The people in India who shit in the streets usually can't afford to fly internationally, thank god!"
go complain. theaters are inspected, and need to confirm to standards in order to show films.
The Muvico near me from like 6 years ago was the first to use Sony 2k projectors. I complained that the movie I saw at the time, 300, was too dim.
Did my own research and found that the projectors they use have about 40% less lumens than they should.
anyway, complained to the theater. Manager wrote me back saying that screen was near its end of life for the projector bulb, so they replaced it. Gave me 2 free tickets for any movie.
Next time I was there the issue was resolved.
are you in a big city? i do sometime see viral videos of people breaking into song or clapping for dumb shit. and its usually young bearded hipster fags from cities.
>Gave me 2 free tickets for any movie
Theaters make nothing from ticket sales. Around 10% on opening week. If you have any complaint, tell the manager and they'll give you a free ticket. At multiplexes noise is a real common complaint.
Instead of actual pass, one would just scribble shit on my ticket. So I would just forge his signature and go to a free movie every other month.
You guys will never be as alpha as this guy. Seriously. Look at this perfect example of manliness... He's sitting beside an attractive millionaire moviestar and he trolls her like an alpha that he is.
the signals are still analog anon. frequencies. tv antennas are still used in my country by some people, even though the "signal" is digital. will only work with a tuner/decoder though.
even poor niggas now a days own a smartphone. Many brands only cost 80-100$
The nigga on the plane is not really poor considering he can afford a flight when the most common mode of long distance travel is still by trains.
Don't forget the most annoying one of all they created.
> indians aren't white
> Its an English colony so some whites are expected
Hahaha. And you wonder why /pol/ flock here sometimes. If you provide high quality bait like this, they are bound to. Many north indian sects and races are very fair.
all you have going for yourselves is that you were an english colony, and still, england not wiping out the native race fucked it up
i dont give a shit about "sects and races" and shit, those are just indian things, even a guy from the best "caste" is still a poo2loo
Free tickets just mean GO AWAY YOU WHINY CUNT. You give them out for any complaint that customer won't accept a reasonable explanation for. A guy I worked with called a customer a no reading bitch and she heard him, he got "fired" in front of her (sent home for the day) and she got tickets.
They were going to replace that bulb anyway Probably already had it in stock and just never got around to it. It had probably been like that for weeks. Theaters let EVERYTHING ride until they HAVE to do something about it.
They know how to use a projector but can't poo2loo
>what ghetto airline would even allow someone to do this
Same here. I live in an area where Regal is the only first run theater in town. Went to see TFA. Black borders all around a screen the size of a postage stamp combined with uncalibrated sound. Last time they get my money.
If he came to America full time, he would be a great secondary/minor character actor, but chooses to stay in Bollywood films, and headline those films. He's a big fish in a small pond.
Wasn't there an article about this? The journalist wrote an article or something where she praised that she never heard wolf whistles or comments about her body anymore, and then she changed her mind and said she missed it "somehow".
Damn those really are some nice quality memes.
Yep, absolutely brilliant colors when it comes to comics. I was using a cheapish 7inch Fire before, which was ok but now looks a little off. even though the 6s plus is 1.5 inches smaller the vivid colors make it my go-to.