Horri Boll
Every country has its cringe factor. England has its football hooligans, America has its president, we have Leon Schuster. India has Bollywood - as comical as it is successful, Bollywood has taken cheesy romance, improbable stunts and chronic melodrama to a truly mind-blowing level. We scoured Youtube for a few of the best, or worst, of Bollywood.

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5ky5ClIjL8

The Beatles were a four-piece band from Manchester, England, with thick Mancunian accents. So when they are impersonated by four men from New Delhi, there are predictable issues regarding likeness.

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2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0&feature=related

When satire is good, it is hard to tell whether the protagonists are taking the mickey or being deadly serious. We can only hope that this rendition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is a spoof. If it isn’t, our man has considerable issues.

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3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Pq98sZSBtc

The intention is there in this Indian safe-sex video: Wear a condom. But there must be better ways to convey that message than asking actors to dress as condoms and dance around to music that might have been written by the composer of the Tellytubby theme song.

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMJUcqk9H6Y

Without a big budget, stunts can be difficult to pull off. But when a small budget meets with grand ambitions, bad things happen. Like this.


 
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