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I believe that the more realistic the movie is, the more it is liked by the audience and the more it struck cords with them. Yet I have seen many movies and TV serials in both Hollywood and Bollywood alike which portray simple villagers/cowboys or otherwise illiterate characters but still somehow are shown to deliver dialogues which seem really formal and as though they are well-versed and polished with English/Hindi language words.

Example (probably one of the worst though): In 'Vivah' hindi movie, Shahid Kapoor (lead actor) doesn't have very nice Hindi, but still uses really great Hindi words after being betrothed with Amrita Rao (lead actress).

So, my question is whether the director or the script writers, while making the movie, take into consideration the way of speaking or words frequently used by such characters in real life. If not, then why not? I understand that film is made just for entertainment purposes but I am just curious.

Do they take into account the speaking style of the real life persona of the character used in the movie?

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Do they take into account the speaking style of the real life persona of the character used in the movie?

I don't know if it is possible to give a general (in the sense of universal) answer to the question. My feeling is that they should, for the same reasons you explained above:

I believe that the more realistic the movie is, the more it is liked by the audience and the more it struck cords with them

If one cannot relate to what is going on on the screen is likely to lose interest in the story.

I guess it always depends on the kind of effect the Director (the writer) wants to convey. The more realistic is the movie, the higher the probability that the actor will use an accent and a way of expressing coherent with the character.

However it might be possible that, for the purpose of achieving a certain effect (in a comedy for instance), a baseborn american character (let's say a homeless) might be given by the writer a very refined and polite way of speaking and/or (let's say) a cockney accent, just to amplify the comic aspect. Of course, this simple fact doesn't automatically define the movie as unrealistic, because the character could have a backstory that explains his "weird" way of expressing.

I've been raking my mind trying to remember a good example but couldn't come out with any.

I'm leaving out on purpose the bad acting/bad writing cases since that is clearly unintentional - even if sometimes I have doubts about it :)

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