Sanam Teri Kasam is a very sweet, old-fashioned love story. By that I mean, it is less about sex and more about romance and love. Saru is quiet and plain looking. Despite seeing herself as frumpy, she is an educated and responsible person. She is the obedient daughter of a strict religious man who wants the best and most highly educated husband for her. Unfortunately, nine young men have already rejected her. Adding to Saru’s woes, her father has forbidden her younger sister, Kaveri, to marry before her.
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Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) celebrated 1000 weeks of being continuously shown on December 12, 2014, making it the longest-running Indian film in history. DDLJ explores the world of two kinds of Indian families living as NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) in London. One family values love and individualism above all; the other values honor and family tradition. DDLJ examines long-held Indian values in light of an India that is changing rapidly and what it means to retain your Indian identity abroad. DDLJ began a trend of movies featuring diaspora storelines. » Read more..
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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DEVDAS (2002) RECOMMENDATION
“Devdas” has been made into a Hindi movie three times: in 1936, in 1955, and in 2002 by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The original story was taken from a popular Bengali romance novel written by seventeen-year- old Sarat Chandra Chatterjee in 1917. The setting was West Bengal sometime in the early 1900’s. Over time, Chatterjee’s character Devdas has become an iconic tragic hero in the imagination of the Indian people.
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Kabir Grewal (Arjun Rampal), director, filmmaker, and womanizer, has two successful movies on his resume and is now is the process of making the third movie in a series. Devoid of ideas, he heads to Malaysia hoping to find inspiration for his script. While there he meets and pursues Ayesha (Jacqueline Fernandes), a London based filmmaker who is making a documentary.
The scene switches to Roy (Ranbir Kapoor), the subject of Kabir’s film. Roy is a world-class thief who has stolen from the Louvre, the Royal Palace of Qatar, etc. He is planning to steal art work from a wealthy young woman, Tia (Jacqueline in a double role). » Read more..
Ram-Leela (Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram–Leela) is inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – tragic love Hindi style. Set in present day Gujarat, Ram-Leela takes place in the mythical town of Ranjaar. Ranjaar has been divided between two criminal families with a history of 500 years of enmity between them: the Rajari and the Suneda. Ram, son of the Rajari Don, has no taste for the family business of guns. Ram is a lover. He is the local casanova: cocky, arrogant, handsome, and proud. Leela, daughter of the intimidating Baa, Godmother of the clan Suneda, is being presented to a geeky, NRI archeologist from London; her mother’s choice for Leela’s husband. Leela is as graceful, as she is beautiful, but she is ruled by her impulsive and wildly passionate nature.
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For the Zamindars of West Bengal, time is running out. India has won its’ independence from Britain, and in 1953, the position and treasure of the Zamindars now belongs to the Indian people. Pakhi (Sonakshi Sinha) is the strong-willed, sheltered, and asthmatic daughter of one such Zamindar, and her world is about it be devastated by a young archeologist named Varun (Ranveer Singh). Varun arrives at the palace seeking the Zamindar’s permission to dig at the site of an ancient temple on the grounds. Varun is a quiet, serious young man, cultured beyond his years and it doesn’t take long for the Zamindar to be taken by him. » Read more..