Assuming you have nothing better to do apart from thinking how exactly you’re gonna die, catching up on a few good Bollywood movies would not be that bad an idea. The movies listed below have created their own place following and are stars in their own right.
Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar is a Hindi-language film, based on the true story of a runner employed by the Army and has won Gold medal at Indian National Games but forced to become notorious baaghi. It is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia.
A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father’s invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.
A man calls up the Mumbai police, and tells them he has placed five different bombs in the city — all set to go off in some time. He wants four terrorists in exchange. Does he get them? Who is behind it all? What’s his motive? Is there more than meets the eye?
OMG: Oh My God!
A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
A young man and woman – both of Indian descent but born and raised in Britain – fall in love during a trip to Switzerland. However, the girl’s traditional father takes her back to India to fulfill a betrothal promise.
After his family is murdered by a notorious and ruthless bandit, a former police officer enlists the services of two outlaws to capture him.
The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani…a love so great it knows no boundaries…!!
The cathartic tale of a deaf, mute and blind girl, and her teacher who brings a ray of light into her world of BLACK.
A disgraced hockey player coaches the women’s national team to win back his honor and dignity.
Kolkata is abuzz with the preparations for the annual Durga Puja festival, as seven months pregnant Vidya Bagchi steps off the airplane from London. Her first stop is the local police station to file a missing person report. Weeks ago, her husband Arnab arrived in India for a job assignment. The first two weeks, they talked daily on the phone, and then without explanation, his calls stopped. Everywhere Vidya turns, no one can remember Arnab. There is no trace of him at the guest house or his workplace. But Vidya will not give up her search. Somewhere in Kolkata she will discover the dangerous truth.
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee’s life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers.
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society’s norms of normal and abnormal.
Nayak: The Real Hero
A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
The story of a young revolutionary who raised an armed resistance against the British rule in India.
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”.
My Name Is Khan
Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior. Following his arrest, he meets Radha, a therapist who helps him deal with his situation and his affliction. Rizwan then begins a journey to meet US President Bush to clear his name.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Naina, an introverted, perpetually depressed girl’s life changes when she meets Aman. But Aman has a secret of his own which changes their lives forever. Embroiled in all this is Rohit, Naina’s best friend who conceals his love for her.
Dil Chahta Hai
Three inseparable childhood friends are just out of college. Nothing comes between them – until they each fall in love, and their wildly different approaches to relationships creates tension.
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
In India gangsters are called Bhai (brothers). One such Bhai is Munna, who is feared by everyone in Mumbai, a big city in India. He cons his village-based parents into believing that he is a doctor. He gets a shock when he finds out that they are coming to verify for themselves. So he transforms a rooming shanty house into a makeshift hospital, populated by patients, people he beats up. His parents arrive, are pleased, and happy that their son is well settled. They would like him to get married to a doctor’s daughter. The marriage is arranged, but before the engagement, the bride’s father finds out the truth about Munna, and cancels the marriage. Munna’s humiliated parents see the truth for themselves, and hurt, they return home, leaving Munna with a strong desire to hurt the doctor – and force him to let his daughter get married to him – even if it means getting admitted in the medical college – with forged documents!!!
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