We don’t as of now have a TV or a DVD player…so, what do we do on some “down time” (down time…what is that? Do they actually have down time?) Well, we don’t have much of it, but we do make time to watch some Hindi movies. Will and I love them. Some people don’t, but we sure do and I’m thankful b/c the usually 3 hour movie counts towards our language learning time 🙂 So, that’s always a plus!
How do we choose the movies we watch?
We usually ask our national friends which ones are “nice” and they are right! We also can bank that if our favorite actors/actresses (Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Preity Zinta, etc.) are in it…it’s probably good.
What are they like compared to American movies? They are usually 3+ hours (yes, there is an intermission in the
middle, thank you.), usually includes 3-4 Bollywood dance scenes (but not always for those of you who don’t like dancing), no kissing, some type of love story, and they’re usually a bit cleaner than most American films (little cussing and no inappropriate scenes).
What do we recommend so far in our journey? We have LOVED Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham for…well, since it came out. It has so many famous people in it and it’s just a fun, well put together movie. Kudos Yash Johar! We also love Kal Ho Naa Ho…it’s also a classic. We would recommend My Name is Khan and Lagaan.
Got an other suggestions?? 🙂