Why do Indian film-goers like mannerism and unnatural over-acting?Dev Anand used to act with his head tilted at one side. When I first saw his film, I seriously thought that he had a sprain in his neck! He used to wear a cap and carry a scarf. Raj Kumar, another popular actor of yester-years, used to wear a terrible wig and say 'Jaani'. Rajinikanth's stunt with cigarette is extremely popular. In the so-called 'critically acclaimed' film 'Pink', Amitabh Bachhan wore a wig, perhaps to indicate that he was playing the role of an eccentric lawyer.
Most of Indian villains are bald-head. Shakti Kapur's mannerism is well-known. Sharukh Khan first came to limelight with his stammer:"K..k..k...Kiran". I can quote innumerable examples of mannerism and unnatural acting of Indian film-stars.
I would like to know why Indian movie-goers like such mannerism and unnatural over-acting? Don't they think this is ridiculous?