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MATRU KI BIJLEE KA MANDOLA (HINDI, ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

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For four years, I have painstakingly tried to encourage Westerners to sample the Bollywood genre; but with films as ridiculous as “Matru……..” my efforts are bordering on the nonsensical. I ceased fruitlessly counting the films from India that I have seen, and have repeatedly recommended worthy ones (most available on Netflix); after two and a half hours of watching a ... Read More »

TALAASH (THE ANSWER LIES WITHIN) HINDI, ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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Two years ago ensconced in a theatre in Delhi, the palest face in an arena of enthralled Indians, mesmerized by a Bollywood film revolving around the escapades of good and evil politicians, even without subtitles, I was astonished by the depth of the actors skills.  Today, once again the lightest-complexioned individual,  surrounded by Indian-Americans, in a Midwestern city,  hypnotized by ... Read More »

DOHBI GHAT (MUMBAI DIARIES)

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Aamir Khan Productions, directed by Kiran Rao; wife of Aamir Khan. Aamir Khan has accomplished what other Bollywood producers and directors have been questing, striving to achieve for at least a decade. “Dohbi Ghat” is a story that could have been filmed anywhere; it is universal in theme and content. Gone are the gyrating, aerobic Bollywood dances, fragile chaste women, ... Read More »

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