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Offline westendboy

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The Cinema of Bollywood
« on: April 22, 2013, 20:51 »
I am originally going to post in the foreign movies thread but I am thinking whatheheck. This deserves a special thread on its own.

I just walked out of Mustafa with these movies...



Kahaani, I saw it on a flight and when it ended, my jaw dropped open. It has been some time a film had such an awesome payoff in the end. I wanted to tell the guy sitting next to me to forget about Argo and watch this. The euphoria lasted quite a while and it made me feel so lonely becoz I was sitting across 3 empty seats and was all by my lonesome. It would have been perfect if my wife was with me to share the moment with me. This week I will find time to enjoy this with her in my home cinema.

The Dirty Picture is a recommendation by the sweetest Indian colleague after I told her I enjoyed Vidya Balan's acting in Kahaani. She told me this is fantastic. Even the salesman in Mustafa highly recommended this.

Kal Ho Naa Ho is an old one but a classic. A couple of years I attended a Bollywood dancing class <ahem  ;)> and l learned a cute dance choreographed to a tune in this film. The salesman also told me I made a great choice.

Talaash has Aamir Khan... period!  It's also bro Avonez's recommendation. No need to think.

When I paid up at the cashier. The lady smiled at me and asked whether I can understand the language. Of course not... even my Chinese is half past six, no need to talk about the Indian language. I could feel the pride in her as she billed me... made me recall the time I saw 3 Idiots at the Bombay Talkies cinema. When my wife (then girlfriend) and I sauntered into that strange place, everyone smiled at us like we were guests-of-honor.

I already have a lot of Aamir Khan films in my collection and I want to add more awesome Bollywood films in my collection. Please chip in and share your love for the cinema of Bollywood.
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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 20:59 »
Bro, how much is a copy!  If I can't find in Shenzhen, I will go for Kahaani here! :)

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 21:03 »
$29.90, not expensive at all  :)

Good luck in SZ
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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 21:12 »
These collection must ask the staff to unlock from the glass cabinet?

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 21:21 »
Yes... like Indian national treasures.  ;D

The angmo blu-rays all out in the open
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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 21:29 »
Yes... like Indian national treasures.  ;D

The angmo blu-rays all out in the open

The other time I went, can't find the staff to open...and was in a rush so left

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 21:58 »
always cheaper to buy hindi blurays on ebay from sellers in india. fast shipping too.

rab ne bana di jodi is very good, and so is the new srk flick jab tak hai jaan - but you can't forget the  classics

sholay is a remarkable film that is still being showed in cinemas after 30 years

and yes kahani is really good, much much better than the dirty picture

rowdy rathore and dabangg are pure nonsense, but such wonderful nonsense
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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 22:44 »
Nice catch, bro web. For Bollywood, stick close to the 3 Khans if unsure.

Caught Jab Tak Hai Jaan few weeks back, a la Hurt locker with a romantic twist. It's bollywood acclaimed romance Director , Yash Chopra last film starring one of the Khans. The main motivation for me to catch this was to re-visit Ladakh & Pangong Tso again, after experiencing its beauty in 3 Idiots.

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 00:31 »
Kahaani - think I watched this too...spy story , correct ? Nice ending must agreed.

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 09:28 »
Kahaani - think I watched this too...spy story , correct ? Nice ending must agreed.

Correct. But saying its a spy movie is already saying too much I feel. This is one of those few films in the world that fits into the the-less-you-know-the-better-it-is category.

Ok the stuff I have now...

I didn't start with 3 Idiots (which IMHO is a movie you need to watch before you die and it's also one you can watch again and again). My first one is also an Aamir Khan classic, Lagaan. A wonderful and extraordinary film about the human spirit. It's also a tutorial lesson on the fundamentals of the game of cricket.

Taare Zameen Par (Every Child is Special) is a brilliant one too. Aamir Khan acts and directs a film that I feel all teachers need to watch to remember why they want to teach in the first place.

I also have Fanaa but have not seen it yet.

Ghajini copied Nolan's Memento idea and make it his. You want to know how far the Memento idea can go?  Look no further. Just watch Aamir Khan's bod and drool  :-*

Endhiran is ridiculously over the top and it took itself too seriously. Ultimate mayhem. But still it's a fun watch.

I think I have My Name is Khan somewhere but it may be have been given to Kzone during my big D9 clear-out.

Some films recommended by my Indian students and a colleague include Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham, Dabangg, Ek Tha Tiger, Satyamev Jayate. It's been some time since I last visited Mustafa's Bollywood Blu-ray glass cabinet. There are a lot of new stuff there!   :P
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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 11:39 »
How are the blu ray picture quality ?

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 11:56 »
Will only watch Kahaani tmr night.  ;)

But I have seen 3 Idiots, Endhiran and Ghajini on Blu. The PQ is sharp but SQ is always a bit too aggressive in the surrounds.
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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 20:27 »
Actually, I m now downloading Kahaani for my Oppo/iPad and it's darn bloody slow, must be the millions of Indians on the same road! :P

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Re: The Cinema of Bollywood
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 20:46 »
Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham - be ready to cry, buckets
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