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Bollywood Filmictionary: Claptrap

Bollywood Filmictionary Claptrap

CLAPTRAP: A dialogue or a scene which evinces claps from the audience in the cinema halls is called a claptrap dialogue/scene. At the scripting and filming stage itself, writers and directors think of dialogues and scenes which can be expected to draw a round of applause from the audience. Such dialogues/scenes are then woven into the screenplay in such a way that the emotions of the viewers would run high enough for them to start clapping. For instance, the scene in Gadar Ek Prem Katha, in which Sunny Deol challenges the Pakistani army was a claptrap scene.

Can you think of any memorable claptraps?

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