Life in the FLL: So, what do we watch?

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?

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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 BachchanShah 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).

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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.

What’s next on the list?  We plan on in the coming weeks watching Chak De! India, Om Shanti Om, Taare Zameen Par, Koi…Mil Gaya, and Baghban.

Got an other suggestions??  🙂

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5 thoughts on “Life in the FLL: So, what do we watch?

  1. You have to watch 3 Idiots!! It’s really great. Also I love Jab We Met and Hum Tum. Have you seen Jodha Akbar?? It’s epic – literally – 4 hrs. long, but so incredible mostly cause of the music!

    • Yeah, we saw 3 Idiots, but weren’t that impressed…it was fun, but not one of our favs….thanks for the other suggestions…4 hrs? Good lang time, huh? hahaha….thanks L HUG!! Miss you!

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