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Video: Bollywood Best Picture nominees look amazing

I haven't seen any of the nominees at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy awards AKA the “Bollywood Oscars” — or any Bollywood movies, ever, for that matter (unless “Slumdog Millionaire counts).

That said, this year's Best Picture nominees look absolutely crazy in the best possible way. Guys fighting on motorcycles, masked superheroes (I think), mystical women throwing colorful powder at the screen — I would watch any one of these films based on the snippets in the video above.

One thing that really jumps out (aside from some stunningly beautiful design, effects and cinematography) is that these are not the Academy Awards. The Bollywood awards don't shy away from sequels — two different Part 3s are nominated! — or films with big, loud special effects.

Maybe that's why Visit Tampa Bay president Santiago Corrada called them “the Oscars on steroids.”

The awards show happens April 26 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.