ICC #71 – Don’t Call it Bollywood
Get ready to dance! Love! Sing! Weep! Punch!
We dive into the world of Indian Cinema (as best we can we can) with a little history, our personal experiences with the country’s output, and a list of the Indian cinema we’ve loved.
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RECOMMENDED FILMS THIS WEEK:
Mother India (1957): The Ultimate Golden Age Indian Film.
Sholay (1975): The Ultimate 70’s Indian film.
Don (1978): A slice of funky Bollywood Gold.
Om Shanti Om (2007): A celebration of Blockbuster Indian Cinema in all it’s over the top glory.
Dhoom 2 (2006): Blockbuster cops and robbers craziness.
Lagaan (2001): The most epic (and dramatic) cricket match to ever grace the screen.
Eega (2012): A man dies and gets re-incarnated as fly hellbent on revenge!
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012): Sprawling crime epic from the Johnnie To of India.
3 Idiots (2009): A mega successful blockbuster about three friends in college.
Dangal (2016): A washed up wrestler trains his daughter to wrestle in the Olympics.
Pink (2016): Amitab Achbach stars as an elderly attorney that has to defend three women who decided to press charges against the men who sexually assaulted them.
i (2015): Bug nut insanity that’s about a hunchback that wants revenge and f a goofy body builder that falls in love with a movie star.
Pizza (2012): A spook-a-blast about a deliveryman that gets trapped in a mega haunted house. Make sure to see the Tamil Version.
RA One (2011): Big budget superhero silliness
Kambakkht Ishq (2009): The one where Denise Richards marries the Adam Sandler of India. Will remembered nothing else.