Best of 5 of Vidya Balan -movies

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Vidya Balan is an Indian actress born in 1979 and she has portrayed many serious female characters in Hindi Cinema.

Here are the best of five of Vidya Balan’s movies, so far –

BEST OF 5 OF VIDYA BALAN -MOVIES

  • Parineeta (2005)

The film *Parineeta was directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Vidya had the leading role together with Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

  • Halla Bol (2008)

*Halla Bol was a Hindi drama film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi starring Vidya Balan together with Ajay Devgn.

  • Paa (2009)

*Paa was a film directed by R. Balki. In this film Vidya Balan starred with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.

  • Ishqiya (2010)

*Ishqiya was a movie directed by Abhishek Chaubey. In that Vidya Balan was starring together with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.

Find the movie and trailer in the following link here: Ishqiya – Abhishek Chaubey

  • No One Killed Jessica (2011)

No One Killed Jessica was a film directed by Raj Kumar Gupta and in that film Vidya Balan was starring together with Rani Mukerji.

This article Best of Vidya Balan -movies is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you – read it for free!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached.
When you subscribe INDIVUE and follow it on social media, you will be among the first ones to read all the updates to these opuses!

Travel Opus -works also in Finnish!

Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema

All the articles in Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema are related to Indian movies, Bollywood and Hindi cinema. INDIVUE has been online since 2005 and the first Bollywood movie review was written in 2008.

In 2018 Travel Opus to Bollywood renews itself and from now on it will guide you also to listen to the excellent music from these movies!

In addition you will find plenty of good Bollywood movies to watch. With English subtitles. All this with the guidance of Travel Opus to Bollywood.

So let us start with the introduction, which is a video titled a Successful landing in Mumbai (the home of Bollywood). Video, images and music by Indivue.

BEST OF BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

To help you find good Bollywood movies easily, Indivue checked plenty of movies and aggregated the best of 5 of Bollywood cinema. Those movies have all English subtitles. Find them here and have yourself the best movie experience ever!

Movies by actresses:

Movies by actors:

History of Indian cinema in short

Hindi cinema is also known by the name of Bollywood, because they combined the names of Hollywood and Bombay. Other theories have also been made about the birth of this concept. Nowadays Bombay is known as Mumbai, and as the commercial capital of India.

India itself is a huge country where people speak several languages. India has over 20 official languages and Indian movies are produced with over 30 different languages. The biggest and most important languages are Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Malayalam and Bhojpuri.

Movie itself came to India in 7th of July 1896.

The first Indian document was a wrestling match in Mumbai, Hanging Garden, in 1897.

Bollywood itself is over one hundred years old concept. The first Indian silent film Raja Harishchandra was published in 1913, as I mentioned in 21st of June 2012.

Alam Ara in 1931 was the first Indian movie with a sound, and a year later came the first movie with a background music. That movie was called Chandidas.

The first Indian movie in the Venice Film Festival was seen in 1934. It was called Seeta and it got also the first international reward.

Famous Indian movie awards are National Film Awards, Filmfare Awards, Stardust Awards, Star screen Awards, Bollywood Movie Awards and Zee Cine Awards.

The first Indian movie with singing was Bhagya Shakra in 1935.

The first commercially successful movie in India was Chandra Lekha in 1948.

City of Mumbai, the home of Bollywood and Hindi cinema, in the horizon
City of Mumbai in the horizon

The INDIVUE Travel Opus to Bollywood in Finnish will tell you about the Bollywood movie premieres also. Find for example what was happening in Bollywood in 2017. Most of those movies have come for sale by now.

If you wish to read and see all that Indivue has written about Hindi cinema in Finnish in the past, then follow the preceding link. You will get to read hundreds of articles.

For example in 2016 Indivue wrote an article about

The Best of Bollywood movies in 2000-2016

The five star movies were these:

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 *****
  • Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 *****
  • PK 2014 *****

These music samples here, provided by Apple Music, will tell you some essential names behind the music in Hindi movies, like Lata Mangehskar, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigam, Lucky Ali, Shreya Goshal and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.

It is worth mentioning that all the movies reviewed by INDIVUE have been seen through Western eyeglasses. That way much of the movie experience is based on translation and English subtitles made by somebody else. This might explain why some Hindi cinema masterpiece does not ring the bell of the Finnish viewer. And this goes vice versa as well, of course.

In any case, it will be interesting for an Indian to see what Western people like in Bollywood. That’s one more reason to write this Travel Opus to Bollywood.

Bollywood movie reviews

Find movies reviewed on the scale of 1 to 5 stars here:

The first Bollywood movie I saw in an Indian movie theatre was called Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and that was in Regal Cinema in Mumbai back in 2006. Those were the poor days for bloggers, when computers were withering slow and internet connections between Europe and India even more slower. Even today some big blog article in Indivue.com, like All the Salman Khan -movies, can take some time to open.

Some ten years later after Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna I managed to see another movie in an Indian movie theatre, and that was Shamitabh. The movie had been shot in Finland, partially, and it was the first movie as such.

But because of them essential subtitles, dvds and blurays were always my favourites. Luckily nowadays it is easy to see Bollywood movies with English subtitles also through Apple and iTunes.

When you don’t need the art to be packed in plastic covers, the art is less of an environmental burden.

The best and most well known female actresses in Bollywood and Hindi cinema at the moment

The best and most well known male actors in Bollywood and Hindi cinema at the moment:

Indivue has been blogging and bringing online this Travel Opus to Bollywood for over ten years. The latest updates to it are the safe affiliate links to Apple Music and iTunes -services. You can easily find Bollywood movies and music through them and if you have the Apple Music subscription, you can listen everything freely. (Apple and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Back in 2012 Indivue wrote an article Celebrating the 100 years of Bollywood movies. In that blog post there’s over 70 movies with English subtitles from one decade reviewed by Indivue. Nowadays that article is also updated with music, so do check it out and feel the rhythm!


Bollywood -movies by actresses

Here below is a list of actresses. You can find songs, music videos and movies starred by them in the following links.

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Find and follow Travel Opus to Bollywood also in Facebook and Twitter!

Read and watch all the other works in this series as well:

On the road in Amsterdam (video previews)

If you’re planning to travel to Amsterdam in Netherlands, then you should definitely read my previous post about Amsterdam called Art and traveltips to Amsterdam.

This video here is from the streets of Amsterdam. A coincidence was that Lata Mangehskar happened to be singing on the radio while shooting this. She is one of the most well-known singers in Bollywood films, and has been for decades.

After this short video of mine you will get to see some more YouTubevideos about Amsterdam and things related, so take a nice posture and enjoy your armchairtrip!

Bollywood movie shot in Amsterdam

Back in 2014 one good Bollywood movie was also partially filmed in Amsterdam. The movie was called Queen, and it was starring Kangana Ranaut. (She has had the leading role in other nice Bollywood films also like Fashion, Woh Lamhe and Tanu weds Manu.)

Queen was almost a four star movie according my taste, but the problem with that movie, like with many other Bollywood movies which have been filmed in West, like Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film Jab Harry met Sejal, was that it was giving a very one-sided view of an European lifestyle. I mean, if I was an Indian watching Bollywood-movies, I might even start to think that all that Westerners do is party, celebrate and seduce each other, one after the other. Of course that is not the case. But, coincidentally, it might even look like that in the real life in Goa and some other touristic places in India. YouTubers really need to see an effort and make more videos to show what the real life is like in Europe, isn’t it?

Anyways, this other video from Amsterdam here tells you about the great painter Vincent Van Gogh. A few months back, in 2017, an animation movie about Van Gogh was released. That movie was called Loving Vincent, and the scenes in that movie had all been painted with oilcolours.

One has to raise one’s hat for the huge amount of work and effort they had put for that movie. Still, I definitely do recommend you to read the great book about Vincent Van Gogh, written by Irving Stone. It will give you the whole picture of that poor artist’s life.

Travel Opus to Bollywood – Matkaopus Bollywoodiin

Ever since 2005 Indivue has been writing this unique, first of its kind, Travel Opus to Bollywood (in Finnish “Matkaopus Bollywoodiin”), telling the readers about the Bollywood movies and the stars as well as about traveling in India, both in Finnish and in English, in websites like www.indivue.blogspot.com and www.indivue.com as well as through various social media channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

It was only in 2013 when Bollywood movie premieres started regularly coming to some theathers in Finland. Before that Bollywood movies were only shown once a year during Love & Anarchy -film festival in Helsinki.

Nowadays Bollywood movies are even more easier to see than, lets say 10 years ago, when you had to travel all the way to India to get some. Not to mention UK.

Still, in case you’re not familiar with Bollywood or Indian cinema, it is about time you did that. But for the time being, before this opus being translated, you can

read the Travel Opus to Bollywood for free: Find Matkaopus Bollywoodiin in Finnish here!

Indivue has guided you to the best of movies and stars, so enjoy your experience, adventure, and follow Indivue’s social media channels. And do remember to invite your friends along!

If you want to see even more, read the instructions here!

TravelOpus to Bollywood in Finnish

 

Indivuen Matkaopus Bollywoodiin on vuodesta 2005 alkaen kirjoitettu, blogattu ja sometettu kokoelma artikkeleita ja arvioita parhaimmista Bollywood-elokuvista ja -näyttelijöistä sekä ylipäätään Intiasta matka- ja kuvauskohteena. Löydät teoksen suomeksi oheisesta linkistä!

Indivue recommends: Helsinki, and other tweets, from February 2017

As I mentioned in my previous post, Indivue is also active in the social media, both in Finnish and in English.

Twitter Analytics tells in its summary that one year back, in February 2016, Indivue made

  • 24 Tweets in a month, which had altogether
  • 2,844 Tweet impressions, which led to
  • 507 Profile visits

And one year later, in February 2017, Twitter Analytics tells that Indivue made

  • 45 Tweets in a month, which had altogether
  • 3848 Tweet impressions, which led to
  • 863 Profile visits

Those impressions are a lot more than what happens with a regular Facebook Page, according to Facebook analytics. Facebook gives your posts hardly any visibility, unless you pay money to them, because in Facebook only money talks. That’s what I’m told.

So, I’m really curious to know, will it make any difference in the Twitter Analytics if one re-blogs the tweets, which have already been made. – Since those hashtags in tweets are forever valid and very much up-to-date, why not re-read!

Consequently, here are the

Best of Indivue tweets in February 2017

In February Indivue tweeted about Jaipur, the so called Pink City in India, in the state of Karnataka. In the video tweeted, the images and music are all by Indivue, as usual.

Indivue tweeted also about Gokarn, which is a lovely small village in the state of Karnataka on the West coast of India, little bit south from Goa.
The link in the tweet takes you to some photos from Gokarn, a few years back from now.

Some ten years back I posted my first videos to YouTube. They were about sightseeing Mumbai and I had put some Bollywood hit music on the background.

What happened then was, that YouTube banned that video, because some big international music company had made a complaint, since their music was being used for free in that video.

So, ten years later, the music in this video will be composed by me only.

Despite of the previously mentioned harsh attitude of a big international company, Indivue has been blogging in Finnish about Bollywood and Hindi cinema for some ten years now, and in February 2017 discussed about the Bollywood premieres of 2017.

Here’s the tweet:

The Article of the Month of February 2017 in the Finnish Indivue site was about the best Bollywood movies of this millennium, 2000-2016. Reviewed by Indivue.

Although that article is in Finnish, it is very easy to understand in any language, and is very useful, so do take a look if you’re into Hindi cinema! What makes this article so special is that these Bollywood movie reviews are based on subtitles and Western upbringing. So it might differ from the Indian taste.

You might also wonder how on earth did one get to see all these movies in Finland, since they didn’t come from the Finnish cinema or theatres, and the fact is – one had to go and buy them from India. Most of them.

Nowadays there are also some Indian movie premieres coming to Finnish theatres, as can be read from the Finnish site of Indivue. So times they are a-changing. For the better.

With the tweet Ideas for Rome Indivue shared recent travel tips and ideas for Rome, Italy. Check them out if you’re planning to travel there!

Whereas the article of India photography shared some photos blogged in www.indivue.blogspot.com during the past ten years.

The video Lost & Found from Goa beach conveyed one hot sunny afternoon from Goa beach itself.

Images and music by Indivue.

And near the beach, where the previous video was made, is located one beautiful Goan five star hotel, which is Park Hyatt Goa. Indivue stayed there and made an article about it in Finnish – Take a look.

Perhaps fulfill your dream and have a stay? Taste the best food ever.

And then, last but not least, in February Indivue tweeted all these images of Helsinki summertime, with the link to reviews and hints of good Helsinki sights.

Those reviews and hints are in English, so make sure to check them out with time – Helsinki really is a beautiful and safe summertime city to travel to!

 

Continue reading “Indivue recommends: Helsinki, and other tweets, from February 2017”

Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017

Indivue is active in the social media, both in English and in Finnish.

Here’s the Best of Indivue tweets from January 2017 –

The tweets were dealing with issues like Finland’s 100th year of Independence,

the Best sights in New Delhi, India, according to Indivue, photographs of India in colour,

Helsinki Matka2017 Travel Fair, straight flights in-between Goa and Helsinki, Goa beaches

in general and Bollywood movies.

 

Check out this catchy microblogging and follow @indivues on Twitter!

Bollywood movie Fan in Finland

Shah Rukh Khan’s latest movie Fan was screened in Finland, both in Helsinki and Tampere, as you were able to read in Finnish from Indivue. In Helsinki Fan the film was screened in Kino Sheryl, which is nearly a perfect movietheatre when it comes to image, sound and comfortability. Fan itself was one of the best Shah Rukh Khan movies of all times, reaching almost to five stars in the Finnish movie review of Fan, which took us to the gates of Shah Rukh Khan, pictorially. Do check it out!

 

Update 4/2018: See Fan the movie and the trailer here now: Fan – Maneesh Sharma