You’ve never fallen in love unless there’s been a scene and costume change.
Here are some of my favorites:
Dil Chahta Hai – A story of 3 men and the summer they find love.
Chup Chup Ke – A swindler fakes his death, pretends to be deaf, then meets the girl of his dreams.
What’s Your Raashee? – DPL doesn’t own this, but it’s one of my recent favorites! Yogesh has his fortune told and learns he only has 8 days to meet the woman of his dreams. It’s a whirlwind ride where he goes on a date with a woman from each astrological sign.
3 Idiots – Crazy inventions and shenanigans!
Hulchul – A man and a woman from feuding families fake a relationship for revenge. Guess what happens next…
Kuch Naa Kaho – The girl of your dreams, just a little harder to win over than usual.
Tom, Dick, and Harry – 3 guys (one deaf, one blind, one mute) fight over the same girl.
Rocket Singh, Salesman of the Year – Take over from the inside!
Garam Masala – You’ve never seen dating one-upsmanship like this!
Om Shanti Om – A love story that is sort of a parody of 1970’s Bollywood films.
Tees Maar Khan – A hardcore bandit fakes the filming of a movie so his mom won’t figure out he’s a thief.
Main Aurr Mrs Khanna – DPL doesn’t own this but… I really enjoyed this as well. Raina is in a loveless marriage, determined not to go back to Bombay. She takes a job at the airport in order to stay and meets some very interesting people.
Fun choices! I really appreciate that DPL has so many Hindi films--I stopped by the new media room at the Central Branch and I was tickled that Dil Chahta Hai was playing on one of the monitors.
I always have to put a plug in for Kandukondain Kandukondain ("I Have Found It") which is a Tamil film based on Austen's Sense and Sensibility. I think it's a great intro to Indian films, with the combination of a familiar story and all of the classic romance, drama, and song and dance of Indian film.
I'm glad you liked seeing Dil Chahta Hai on the monitors! That is my doing. I have this wish that it will inspire some Bollywood style dance moves at Central!
Thanks for the Kandukondain Kandukondain recommendation-- I've just placed it on hold for myself.
Great blog entry! We were able to add Main Aurr Mrs Khanna and What’s Your Raashee to the collection - so thanks for the suggestions.
If you like the Bollywood genre you may also want to try some of the Korean TV series we have in the collection. Marry me, Mary, Mischevious Kiss and Prosecutor Princess are good ones.
I just watched Three Idiots - my first Bollywood film (Does Slumdog Millionaire count?) Anyway, it was GREAT! Thanks for the suggestions, I'm going to put more of these on hold!