Five must watch movies of Bollywood
The Indian Hindi-language film industry is a movie centre in its own right, and it wants no direction from its Western equivalent. While Bollywood films are mostly made in Mumbai and are known for specific genres such as Massa film, Bollywood is an Indian film industry developed to use the Hindi language.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
This Bollywood classic introduces us to Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol), both Indians living in London. The two coincidentally encounter their own mates on a rail ride through Europe. It’s obviously not a matter of passion at first glance, but when the two get to know each other, it’s more difficult for Simran to go to India to fulfil her arranged marriage.
Twenty-four-year-old Rani (Kangana Ranaut) is left by her fiancé at the altar. But instead of mopping around, she chooses to turn her supposed honeymoon into her life’s solo journey. She journeys across Europe to make new people, to achieve freedom, and to discover herself.
The Lunchbox (2013)
A masterpiece of late, great Irrfan Khan, The Lunchbox unfolds (literally) through a sequence of letters from his wife to her husband in his everyday lunchbox, aiming to restore their union. What she does not know when she develops a relationship, however, is that the man she interacts with is, in fact, not her husband.
3 Idiots (2009)
A funny teen parody and education system, 3 Fools traces three friends during their time at the Adult Engineering Academy. Well, backwards, that’s right. Yet two of them will have to hunt down their long-lost comrade before they can reunite with the past properly.
An alien named PK (Aamir Khan) is on Earth with a mission to do some research in Rajasthan. But when he arrives, the only computer he has to be able to interact with his spacecraft is taken. This forces him to wander the city, ask questions like a curious kid, and see life with fresh eyes. So he starts to think about society, human nature, faith and passion.
Mary Kom (2014)
This biopic tells the storey of Indian Olympic boxer Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) and the many obstacles she had to face in order to pursue her dreams. She has been through poverty, a difficult patch in her relationship with her father, and a career transition, and she has often dealt with her children falling ill. Yet, she’s somehow managed to make her way back to the ring.
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