Monthly Archives: August 2009

Lagaan, 2001

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker This is the most recent (as in when it was produced) Bollywood I’ve seen, and I am wary of watching anything more recent. It’s very obvious that something is changing in Bollywood just from seeing Dil … Continue reading

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Taal, 1999

Directed by Subhash Ghai This was the first Bollywood movie I saw. The plot is one of the dumbest, but not in a typical rom-com fashion like in Dil to Pagal Hai—it just goes on forever, following its silly little … Continue reading

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Dil to Pagal Hai, 1997

Directed and co-screenplay by Yash Chopra This movie doesn’t even feel like a Bollywood movie to me, except in its use of the ideas of fate and the gods determining love. Otherwise, the plot is cooked from the same fluffy, … Continue reading

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Hum Aapke Hain Koun, 1994

Directed and screenplay by Sooraj Barjatya This is my favorite Bollywood movie and one of my favorite movies in general (there’s my bias). The film was criticized at the time of release for not having a plot—for being merely a … Continue reading

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