Thus spoke Anil Bhai (after 4 Blenders Pride)....
"Intermission is required in Indian Movies. It is primarily because of the duration. A 90 minute film with a normal cinematic structure will not work in India. Our stories are not simple, they are complex. Our stories have multiple antagonists and protagonists. We inherited this multiple sub-plot narrative structure from stories in our culture, for example Mahabharata, Ramayana, Vikramadidtya's Tales etc. This structure is reflected in our films. All of it cannot be told in 90 minutes. Of course, I enjoy the smoke during intermission".
I've always considered myself as a non-emotional, practical guy. In other words, I call 'Spade' a 'Spade'. Lately, I'm facing several issues with this. Some people see this as arrogance. Lately, I ran into people issues because of this.
I need to change. To live as a social human being, I think it is important to 'act' as one. One has to enrich their vocabulary to include words like 'please' and 'kindly'. Don't say anything outright at anyone. Sugar-coat it :)