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..
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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.
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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‘Happy New Year’ is about six losers who cheat their way into the World Dance Championship as Team India. The championship provides cover to pull off a diamond heist during the contest’s finale. Director Farah Khan and actor Shah Rukh Khan set out to make a movie that represents all the things we love about Bollywood in one epic movie.
First the tried and true storyline. Charlie (Shah Rukh Khan) has spent 8 years planning to revenge his father who died in jail falsely accused by villain Charan Gover (Jackie Shroff). Our hero Shah Rukh, plays an English-speaking Boston University topper, whose toned body, agile moves and charm have been delighting audiences for over twenty years now. Our heroine, Deepika Padukone as Mohini, a gorgeous bar dancer equally toned, graceful and sweet. She is brought » Read more..
Shah Rukh Khan is Rahul, an unmarried businessman in his forties. Raised by his doting grandparents, he runs a chain of successful candy shops in Mumbai. Rahul is a little arrogant, self-centered, and sheltered. When Grandpa dies one day before his 100th birthday, Rahul feels the need to break free from his routine and change his life. He wants to go to Goa to party, but Grandma wants Rahul to fulfill Grandpa’s last wish and spread his ashes in Rameshwaran, a holy city at the southern tip of India. When Grandma insists on seeing him off, Rahul decides to deceive her by getting on the Chennai Express and getting off at the very next stop, but fate has other plans for Rahul. » Read more..
Rab ne bana di Jodi (A Match Made in Heaven) is a sweet, funny and touching movie involving an unlikely love triangle. The story is set in Amritsar, spiritual and cultural seat of the Sikh religion, and several scenes are played out in view of the magnificent Golden Temple.
Rab ne is told from the point of view of Surinder Sahni, a geeky, office worker. Suri is shy and unassuming, and it seems he has never had a relationship with a woman even though he is in his » Read more..