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Movie: Laal Singh Chaddha

Events in India's history unfold through the perspective of Laal Singh Chaddha, a slow-witted man who has a great understanding of emotions. If this sounds like Forrest Gump that's this is a Hindi remake of that film, with Indian star Aamir Khan in the lead role. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 15, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: Koi Jaane Na

A heartbroken writer struggling with writer's block goes to a quiet hill station where he finds love again but uncovers a copycat serial killer who has mysteriously come alive and is killing everyone around him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 21, 2021 - 3 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: 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: 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: 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 - 6 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

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