Hindi Cinema

When I started bringing home Bollywood dvd’s from the public library several weeks ago, the young miss mostly turned her nose up at watching movies with subtitles. We watched Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge last night. “That was the best Indian movie yet,” she said, before going to bed.

Maybe it was because she got to stay up a bit past bedtime.

So far my favorite has been Lagaan, set during the British occupation late 19th century.

I don’t know why I find these movies so appealing. The music and dance sequences that pop out of nowhere are just insanely fun. I’ve gotten used to timber in women’s singing voices. The tunes are quite catchy.

Any favorites out there among my readers? Are there any good Hindi science fiction films?

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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4 Responses to Hindi Cinema

  1. My two favorite Bollywood films are Ashoka and “God is My Witness.”

  2. Mere Catholic says:

    As an Indian American who is routinely embarrassed by contemporary Bollywood films, my favorites are older films, especially any by Satyajit Ray. No scantily clad women singing and dancing around trees but wonderful stories about life in India.

  3. Michael says:

    Lagaan is superb, especially for cricket fans.

  4. Patti says:

    If you want a decent cross-over film, try Bride and Prejudice. It’s a Bollywood treatment of Pride and Prejudice that we’ve really enjoyed.

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