Monday, August 24, 2009

Brazil Gone Bollywood.

My friend Moneeza is on a project in São Paulo, and while chatting with her on gchat (google chat for those of you who still use hotmail/yahoo/etc.), I learned that Brazil (Brasil) has gone Bollywood.

In fact, they have gone more bollywood than the U.S. in my opinion. They have a telenovela (soap opera), yup that is right, it runs 6 times per week and it's called Caminho das Índias.

According to Wiki, it currently ranks as one of the most watched shows in Brazilian television. The storyline examine beliefs and values that differentiate the Eastern and Western world and the central plot revolves around a forbidden love between two Indians of very different origins, Maya and Bahuan (I think they hit the mark on typical bollywood).

The main characters consist of Brazilians acting as Indians, instead of Indians acting as Indians... and the guy is, well, NOT a sight for sore eyes =).

In any case, I'm not very found of the opening, it reminds me of the days when American Eagle put Ganesha on Flip Flops (re:, but the acting is reminiscent and eerily similarly to those soaps my family friends watch on zee-tv (

And just for the record, as is the case with 99% of bollywood movies, I am sure this too will have a happy ending (exactly why I love bollywood and Disney =))... Moneeza, keep us posted will you?

Check-out the intro and a clip of the show, songs and all, courtesy of Youtube.


  1. Hey!! That's kinda cool,...and yes, I agree, the guy is NOT hard on the eyes...=) --Rumi

  2. This is so intersting. Little did I know! No wonder the girl in Love aaj kal was Brazilian.