10 Rules of Indian film-making
1) Two brothers separated in childhood will always grow up on different sides of the law. The law-breaker, however, will suddenly turn over a new leaf before the end, bash up the villain (who is the *real* bad guy), and be pardoned for all his sins before the last-scene family reunion. (This is possible only if he has a heroine - see rule 2 below).
2) If the number of heroes is not equal to the number of heroines, theexcess heroes/heroines will
b) join the Red Cross and take off to Switzerland before the end of themovie.
3) If there are 2 heroes in a movie, they will fight each other savagelyfor at least 5 minutes (10 if they are brothers).
4) Any court scene will have the dialogue "Objection milord". If it issaid by the hero, or his lawyer, it will be overruled. Else, it will be sustained.
5) The hero's sister will usually marry the hero's best friend (i.e. thesecond hero). Else, she will be raped by the villain within the 1st 30 minutes, and commit suicide.
6) In a chase, the hero will always overtake the villain, even on abullock-cart, or on foot.
7) When the hero fires at the villain(s), he will never
b) run out of bullets. When the villain fires at the hero, he will alwaysmiss (unless the hero is required to die, as in rule 2).
8) Any fight sequence shall take place in the vicinity of a stack of
c) glass bottles, which will be smashed to pieces.
9) Any movie involving lost+found brothers will have a song sung by
a) the brothers
b) their blind mother (but of course, she has to be blind in order toregain her sight in the climax)
c) the family dog/cat.
10) Police inspectors (when not played by the hero) come in two categories:
a) Scrupulously honest, probably the hero's father killed by the villainbefore the titles.
b) Honest, but always chasing the anti-hero (as in Rule 1), saying "Tumkanoon se bach nahin sakte", only to pat him in the back in reel 23. Usually, this inspector's daughter is in love with the anti-hero. The corrupt inspector, (usually the real villain's sidekick) unceremoniously knocked about by the hero(s) in the climax
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