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Movie: Gully Boy

A coming-of-age story based on the lives of street rappers in Mumbai.
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 29, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Padmaavat

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 9, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Sultan

A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Apr 7, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Dhoom 3

When Sahir, a circus entertainer trained in magic and acrobatics, turns into a thief to take down a corrupt bank in Chicago that ruined his father, Indian officers Jai and Ali are called to catch him.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 31, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Bajrangi Bhaijaan

An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 29, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

When Raj meets Simran in Europe, it isn't love at first sight but when Simran moves to India for an arranged marriage, love makes its presence felt.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 24, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: Chennai Express

A man heading towards Rameshwaram via Chennai express to immerse his late grandfather's ashes unwillingly gets caught amidst goons after helping their boss's daughter and them board the train. This zany screwball comedy stars Shah Rukh Khan.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 23, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Chale Chalo: The Lunacy of Film Making

An account of the making of the critically acclaimed, Oscar nominated Indian blockbuster Lagaan, from the point of view of Satyajit Bhatkal, who served as a production assistant on the film. (Note: on Netflix, this is listed under the title Madness in the Desert.)
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 20, 2019 - 1 comment

Movie: Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

In 1890s India, an arrogant British commander challenges the harshly taxed residents of Champaner to a high-stakes cricket match. If the villagers win, they will owe no taxes for three years, which would deliver them from poverty in a time of drought. If they lose, they will owe three times their normal taxes, which would mean ruin for all of them. Complication: the villagers do not know how to play cricket. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 18, 2019 - 11 comments

Movie: Sanju

Sanju explores some of the most crucial chapters from movie star Sanjay Duttl's dramatic and controversial real life. It gives a lowdown on his struggles with drugs and his trials and tribulations in the Arms Acts case and the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 17, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Taare Zameen Par

An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 13, 2019 - 6 comments

Movie: Secret Superstar

Desperate to pursue her dreams but wary of drawing the wrath of her abusive father, 14 year-old Insia becomes a YouTube sensation as a singer while hiding her identity behind a burqa. The key to pursuing her dreams and helping her mother and brother escape may be the loutish, egomaniacal music producer/tv host Shakti Kumaarr (Aamir Khan.)
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 4, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.

Munna is a criminal who sets out to fulfill his father's dream of becoming a doctor. With help from his sidekick Circuit, he enrolls himself in medical college and drives Dr. Asthana up the wall. From writer/director Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots, PK).
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 18, 2019 - 2 comments

Movie: Thugs of Hindostan

In the 18th century, the British East India Company is pitted against Khudabaksh, a "Thug of the Seas" fighting to liberate his country. The English, not knowing how to defeat him, call on a talented con artist, Firangi Mallah.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 17, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: 3 Idiots

From the moment Rancho arrives at India's most prestigious engineering university, his outlandish schemes turn the campus upside down--along with the lives of his two newfound best friends. This Hindi language blockbuster comedy drama unfolds in two parallel stories, ten years apart and incorporates a number of real Indian inventions.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 17, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Devdas

Devdas is an acclaimed 2002 Bollywood romantic drama film directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It is the third film based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1917 novel. Set in the early 1900s, the film follows Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy law graduate who returns from London to marry his childhood sweetheart, Paro (Aishwarya Rai). When his own family rejects the marriage, he descends into alcohol, ultimately leading to his emotional deterioration and him seeking refuge with a courtesan.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2019 - 8 comments

Movie: PK

An alien on Earth loses the only device he can use to communicate with his spaceship. His innocent nature and child-like questions force the country to evaluate the impact of religion on its people.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 16, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Ra.One

Shekhar is a nebbishy video game designer trying hard to impress his son and succeed at work. Following his son's advice, he hits it big with a game based around Ra.One, a seemingly unbeatable villain. But when the AI powering Ra.One becomes sentient, his son Prateek is in danger.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 12, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: Dangal

Blockbuster inspirational sports drama based on a true story: former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat decides to teach his daughters to wrestle. Indian film star Aamir Khan stars -- and produces it, along with Walt Disney Pictures. Dangal is "the second highest grossing Indian film of all time". [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jan 24, 2017 - 4 comments

Movie: Saawariya

Based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's short story "White Nights", Saawariya is a fable about the love as related by Gulabji, a prostitute, who tells the story of a complicated set of relationships centered around her meeting of an itinerant performer named Raj. [more inside]
posted by gusottertrout on Dec 24, 2016 - 4 comments

Club for Bollywood movies on Netflix?

Would anyone be interested in a club for subtitled Bollywood movies that are available on Netflix? They've got some real gems (DDLJ!) and I think it would be a lot of fun to go back and re-watch some with The Internet.
posted by Itaxpica on Jun 18, 2015 - 15 comments

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