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Piku Recommendation

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It is a typical morning in the Banerjee household. Piku is running late for work, man servant Budhan is preparing breakfast and seventy year old hypochondriac Bhashkor is checking his meds and complaining of constipation. Piku tries to convince her father to “go and try”, but Bhashkor doesn’t feel “the pressure”. Piku rushes out the door and promptly takes out her frustration on the taxi driver, accusing him of being late when he has actually been waiting for 20 minutes. And so, we are introduced to the daily routine at the Banerjees in this simple slice-of-life story that deals with our motions and emotions in a most amusing way. Shoojit Sircar has touched a universal nerve as every human being is familiar with the annoyance of constipation. His slightly dysfunctional Bengali family will in some way remind you of your own.

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Swades Recommendation

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Swades is not a typical “Bollywood” movie.  It is a thought- provoking and touching look at rural India and is relevant for anyone desiring a have a positive influence on those around them.  It was written, directed and produced by Ashutosh Gowariker, with music by Oscar winner A.R. Rahman.

Have you ever been in a place where you had everything you thought to wanted, but deep in your soul something is lacking?  As Project Manager for Global Precipitation Measurement, a mission of NASA, NRI Mohan Bhargava’s (Shah Rukh Khan) future is set.  He has a penthouse overlooking the Potomac, drives an expensive car, and his request for US citizenship has just been accepted.  But success has left Mohan feeling empty. Lately, he has been thinking of an older woman who helped raise him back in India, Kaveriamma (Kishori Ballal). Feeling selfish and self absorbed, he determines to return to Delhi and bring her back to live with him in America.

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NH10 Recommendation

“NH10” is a gripping thriller, ripped from the headlines of modern day India. Meera (Anushka Sharma) and Arjun (Neil Bhoopalam), originally from Bangalore in South India, now live in Gurgaon in the North, a modern city bordering New Delhi. They are young professionals with a comfortable lifestyle. At a party with Arjun’s coworkers, Meera receives a call requesting her return to work. Meera leaves Arjun at the party to be driven home by a coworker and she heads out on her own. It is after midnight, and the streets are deserted.
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Queen

When Vijayis was introduced to Rani, it is love at first sight. He set out to win her heart by any means possible. Rani finally gave in, and fell madly in love. Rani (Kangna Ranaut) and her family are happily preparing for the big day, the henna has been applied, the family is dancing and celebrating – until the phone rings. Vijay (Rajkumar Rao) has something important to say, he wants to meet for coffee. Vijay has had second thoughts about Rani. He has been moving up the ladder of success at work lately, and Rani is beginning to seem a little too simple and middle class to him now. He calls the wedding off.
Totally humiliated and in shock, Rani hides in her bedroom. Running through a gamut of emotions, she decides to take the much looked forward to honeymoon alone. Rani’s adventure begins in Paris » Read more..

Highway

In the midst of wedding preparations, Veera Tripathi feels suffocated and trapped by the predetermined life she is about to enter.  She wants to escape, to be free.  She prevails upon her fiancé to take her on a midnight ride to get away from the stress, when they are caught in the crossfire of a gang committing a robbery.  Veera is kidnapped by the leader, Mahabir. But Mahabir has abducted the wrong girl.  Veera is the daughter of a rich industrialist who will surely stop at nothing to get his daughter back. Fearing the father’s vengeance, Mahabir’s gang dwindles down to two men.

Mahabir attempts to evade capture by hiding Veera in the back of a truck and traveling through the northern states of India and into » Read more..

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is road trip movie which captures the beauty of Spain through its’ unique events and its’ landscapes.  Arjun, Kabir and Imraan have been planning a  much-postponed trip since college. When Kabir unexpectedly gets engaged, the group decides this is the perfect time to take it.  To challenge themselves, each will select an adventure sport. Each agrees to participate in it – no backing out. » Read more..

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