Are Bollywood musical numbers in-story or fantasy?
January 12, 2013 7:00 AM Subscribe
In Bollywood films, should I think of the musical numbers as something that exist in-story -- that is, the characters literally stop talking and break into a dance number, then return to normal -- or as fantasies that exist only in the lead actor's mind? Or would the best way to parse them be as kind of a Greek Chorus meta-comment?
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