25 years of Shah Rukh Khan films and all the music from his movies

Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan has been making films for over 25 years now and he is the best known actor of Hindi cinema, outside India. Although, an interesting point to be made is that, unlike Irffhan Khan, Tabu, Amitabh Bachchan or Deepika Padukone, I don’t recall seeing Shah Rukh Khan acting in any foreign movies, outside Bollywood. Instead, nowadays Shah Rukh Khan keeps bringing Bollywood to West – Like in his latest movie Jab Harry Met Sejal Shah Rukh Khan was seen as a tour guide in Amsterdam. And we like it like that also.

Jab Harry Met Sejal, Raj Ne Bana Di Jodi, Veer-Zaara and plenty of other Shah Rukh Khan -movies and their trailers are nowadays easily available in iTunes, at least in America, UK, India and Finland. Down below I’ve linked all those movies with the names of their directors, so you can easily find and check the movies or the trailers!

But what is the best thing today is that you don’t need to travel all the way to India to find your movies, or even better – Bollywood music. Since we know that it is not only SRK who enchants you in his movies, but a lot has got to do with the great music in them, we are happy to find all the music and soundtracks of all the Shah Rukh Khan -movies from 1992 till 2017 in Apple Music -service!

Here below I’ve listed shortcuts to the latest Shah Rukh Khan -movies, from 2012-2017, and the earlier movies you will find in the links, so enjoy your musical adventure!

Check also the article The best of Shah Rukh Khan movies, in Finnish here!

All the music from all the Shah Rukh Khan -movies:

And here the third decade and the latest of Shah Rukh Khan -movies:

• 2012 – Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Find the movie and the trailer here: Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Yash Chopra

• 2013 – Chennai Express

Find the movie and the trailer here: Chennai Express – Rohit Shetty

Continue reading 25 years of Shah Rukh Khan films and all the music from his movies

Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema

(Affiliate links are marked with * one star.)

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:

Best of Anushka Sharma
Best of Deepika Padukone
Best of Kareena Kapoor Khan
Best of Priyanka Chopra
Best of Vidya Balan

Movies by actors:

Best of Aamir Khan
Best of Hrithik Roshan
Best of Ranveer Singh
Best of Salman Khan
Best of Shah Rukh Khan

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 in Finnish.

The best, five star Bollywood movies of the beginning of this millennium were:

Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015* Listen the soundtrack of Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Dabangg 2010Dabangg review 
*Listen the soundtrack of Dabangg
Dev.D 2009Dev.D review
*Listen the soundtrack of Dev.D
Dharm 2007Dharm review
*Listen the soundtrack of Dharm
Dil Chahta Hai 2001Dil Chahta Hai review
*Listen the soundtrack of Dil Chahta Hai
Goliyon ki Raasleela Ram-Leela 2013 *Listen the soundtrack of Ram-Leela
PK 2014*Listen the soundtrack of PK
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 2009Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi review
*Listen the soundtrack of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Road, movie 2009Road, movie review
Tere Naam 2003Tere Naam review
*Listen the soundtrack of Tere Naam
Veer-Zaara 2004Veer-Zaara review
*Listen the soundtrack of Veer-Zaara
Woh Lamhe 2006Woh Lamhe review
*Listen to the soundtrack of Woh Lamhe

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:

Three star Bollywood movies ***
Three and a half  star Bollywood movies ***½
Four star Bollywood movies **** 
Four and a half star Bollywood movies ****½ 
Five star Bollywood movies *****

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

Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan (Fin)
Alia Bhatt (Fin)
Anushka Sharma
Deepika Padukone
Kajol (Fin)
Kangana Ranaut
Kareena Kapoor Khan
Karisma Kapoor (Fin)
Katrina Kaif
Preity Zinta (Fin)
Priyanka Chopra (Fin)
Tabu (Fin)
Vidya Balan

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

Aamir Khan
Amitabh Bachchan (Fin)
Abhay Deol (Fin)
Farhan Akhtar (Fin)
Hrithik Roshan (Fin)
John Abraham (Fin)
Kay Kay Menon (Fin)
Nana Patekar (Fin)
Ranbir Kapoor (Fin)
Ranveer Singh
Salman Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

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 in the Hindi cinema, Bollywood. You can find film songs, music videos and movies starred by them in the following links.

*Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
*Alia Bhatt
*Ameesha Patel
*Anushka Sharma
*Bipasha Basu
*Deepika Padukone
*Ileana D’Cruz
*Juhi Chawla
*Jacqueline Fernandez
*Kajol
*Kangana Ranaut
*Kareena Kapoor
*Karisma Kapoor
*Kriti Sanon
*Madhuri Dixit
*Preity Zinta
*Priyanka Chopra
*Reema Lagoo
*Sharmila Tagore
*Shilpa Shetty
*Shraddha Kapoor
*Sonaksi Sinha
*Sonali Bendre
*Sonam Kapoor
*Sridevi
*Tabu
*Vidya Balan
*Zareen Khan

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

Travel Opus to Goa Travel in Goa
Travel Opus to IndiaTravel in India
Travel Opus to EuropeGuide for Bollywood
Matkaopus EurooppaanTravel in Europe in Finnish
Matkaopus IntiaanTravel in India in Finnish
Matkaopus GoaanTravel in Goa in Finnish
Matkaopus BollywoodiinGuide for Bollywood in Finnish

Bollywood´s 100 years

 

Promoting Bollywood’s 100 years 
 
As the Indian movie industry Bollywood becomes 100 years old, 
I decided to make a reviewing article for all of you who like 
or pay interest in Bollywood movies.
 
Here following will be a list of some Bollywood movie reviews in English, 
written by me only, during the past few years of Indivue.
Movies chosen will be from the past one decade.
 
The list will contain Bollywood movies from one star quality to a full five star quality, just to get and give you idea.
All these movies and even more will be reviewed in Finnish language 
in www.indivue.blogspot.com, so if you wish to read them also, 
then just follow this  movie review link,
 

Bollywood-movies

Rockstar – Bollywood, 2011

Another Bollywood film from year 2011, which is an excellent mix of East and West, India and Europe, more specifically Czechs, is the movie Rock Star with awarded Ranbir Kapoor in the leading role. A. R. Rahman has once again composed few musical beads, which are to be heard in this film. Jo bhi main sang by Mohit Chauhan could even be the best movie song from the year 2011. Another good option is Kun Faaya Kun. The award-winning Rockstar definitely requires english subtitles to open up to the foreign viewer the best way possible, but even then one might feel puzzled. So another watching might be needed and this movie can surely take it. The film is ideal for people interested in the life of artists, rock stars and groupies, but also for those, who once dreamt of being a rockstar. Four stars for the movie Rock Star, 4/5. I hope to see this one in a Finnish movie theatre. 

Ra.One – Bollywood, 2011

Ra.One has finally come out in DVD. If you want to see Shah Rukh Khan with blue eyes, then I recommend to see this movie. – Scifi-movies are usually not my cup of tea, but this one I was able to watch, thanks to the clever story and excellent music and dance. Three and a half stars for Ra.One, 3,5 / 5.

 

Dostana – Bollywood, 2008

A romantic comedy totally shot in America. What makes it interesting, is that Abhishek and John are acting to be gays, which is very unusual types of Bollywood. This film offers plenty of pleasure for the eye for the female viewers, otherwise, nothing much. Two stars for the film Dostana.

 

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – Bollywood, 2011

Zindagi na milegi dobara (“You will not get to live the life twice”) is a Bollywood-movie, mainly shot in Spain. It’s a story about 3 friends travelling together after many years of break from each other. The movie is starring Abhay Deol (Oye Lucky Lucky Oye! – 3 stars), Hrithik Roshan (Dhoom 2 – 2 1/2 stars), Farhan Akhtar (Luck by Chance – 4 stars) and Katrina Kaif (Raajneeti – 4 stars). In addition to a comfortable three-hour film the movie offers a couple of profound laughs, of which the first one does not seem to be ending only. Couple of eyewettings are also to be expected, especially in the parachuting scene, which I think was the best scene of this movie, superb. Zindagi na milegi dobara is ideal to be seen on a large screen because of its gorgeous diving-, parachuting- and bullrunning scenes, and the movie is part of the ongoing Love & Anarchy film festival 2011 in Helsinki theathers. Three and a half stars in theatre, 4 stars in dvd.

 

Dhoom 2 – Bollywood, 2006

Fast action film, with some parts shot in Rio de Janeiro, and in which Hrithik Roshan charms in one of the main roles along with Aishwarya Rai and Amitabh Bachchan. In general they say that the movie sequels are always inferior to their first ones, but this does not apply to the Dhoom 2’s case, since it seems to be better than the movie Dhoom, which was made in 2004. Two and a half stars for Dhoom 2.

Veer – Bollywood, 2010

Powerful romantic lovestory written and acted by Salman Khan. If India’s royal history fascinates your senses, then this is a good choice for your eyes. Three and a half stars for the Indian film Veer. ***½ 

 

Taxi No. 9211 – Bollywood, 2006

The good music of the movie better than the movie itself. Film shot in Mumbai. Two and a half stars.

Meenaxi: Tale of three cities – Bollywood, 2004

This movie is directed by the Indian artist MF Husain, who passed away just recently. Unfortunately this movie as an Indian art-film does not meet my expectations. Two stars.

Tere Bin Laden – Bollywood, 2010

A thought-provoking comedy of Osama bin Laden’s double-creature. Tere Bin Laden gets my one and a half stars.

 

Woh Lamhe – Bollywood, 2006

During the intermission of the stunning Roger Waters The Wall Live -concert, the audience was being delighted by hindipop also, and with a tune from the song Woh Lamhe. The movie Woh Lamhe from 2006 is itself worth watching several times and gets five stars from me. It is starring Shiney Ahuja in the main role, about whom I mentioned in an earlier post in this blog.

 

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam – Bollywood, 1999

Visually sparkling Indianromantic three hour, preceding the movie Devdas. The end result of this movie could not be guessed in advance, although one might have should. Hum dil de chuke sanam, three and a half stars movie.

 

Housefull – Bollywood, 2010

During the movie Housefull one had to laugh out loud, which is pretty rare with drama. But the comedy was good, and I would watch it again. Three stars for the Bollywoodmovie Housefull.

 

Aa Dekhen Zara – Bollywood, 2009

A romantic scifithriller, having a little bit of Matrix. Not for earnest people, unless you’re a photographer. Aa dekhen zara, two stars.

 

Break Ke Baad – Bollywood, 2010

Harmless feelgood movie about relationship difficulties. Break ke Baad, three stars.

 

My Name is Khan – Bollywood, 2010

A good film about an important subject. It’s interesting to see Shahrukh Khan in such an unusual role. The movie My name is Khan is also about to come in dvd with Finnish subtitles. Three and a half stars for the film, five stars for the idea.

 

Jail – Bollywood, 2009

Jail is a grip-proof movie, it has to be seen with a single sitting. Three and a half stars.

 

Dev.D – Bollywood, 2009

Wondering, is this a modern or a postmodern Devdas. In any case, it’s an excellent movie. Abhay Deol is one of the best in Bollywood. Dev.D, five stars.

Devdas – Bollywood, 2002

Charming, both musically and visually. Four and a half stars for the movie Devdas.

 

Devdas – Bollywood, 1955

Cute and cozy black and white film, but it makes you quite numb, if you’re accustomed to those later versions of Devdas. One star for the dancing scenes.

 

Guzaarish – Bollywood, 2010

Interesting story about mercy killing in India. This movie was shot in Goa, and it is telling a story of one famous Goan. Guzaarish, four stars for the movie.

 

Udaan – Bollywood, 2010

A different than usual kind of Bollywood-movie, winning lots of awards. A Bollywood movie without dancing? Yes, they do those also. Strong and effective roleplay. Four stars for the movie Udaan.

 

Kites – Bollywood, 2010

My God, those eyes! The end of the movie makes you cry, so it is a really purifying experience. Because of this, four stars for the movie Kites.

 

Dabangg – Bollywood, 2010

Dabangg is a cute comedy. One of the best of Salman Khan. The music rocks you with five stars.

 

Luck By Chance – Bollywood, 2009

A realistic kind of description of what happens behind the scenes in Bollywood. Luck By Chance holds the grip from the beginning till the end. Four stars.

 

Raavan – Bollywood, 2010

A refreshing and rare afternoon in a Finnish movietheatre: An Indian movie Raavan; part of Love & Anarchy -filmfestivals festivalprogram. This might not be a typical Bollywood-movie after all. Three and a half stars.

 

Road, movie – Bollywood, 2009

If you get your hands on Dev Benegals Road, movie, I recommend to watch it! Now there’s a recent five-star Bollywood-film (lasting only a Western one and a half hours). Let’s hope this Abhay Deols movie comes, for example, to Love and Anarchy – film festival to Helsinki – since Sodankylä we might have to wait. And let’s hope, that one day, we will see it from the Finnish television.

 

Ek Chalis Ki Last Local – Bollywood, 2007

A three star movie, starring Abhay Deol. Refreshing, imaginery, but still kind of a real.

 

Rock On!! – Bollywood, 2008

Rewarded Indian movie from the year 2008. A story of an Indian rock band. My two stars.

 

Luck – Bollywood, 2009

A Bollywood action-thriller directed by Soham Shah and starring Sanjay Dutt and Imran Khan. One star.

 

Fashion – Bollywood, 2008

High-quality Madhur Bhandarkar -film, which reveals the settings of the Indian fashion world. Starring Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut. My four stars.

 

Ghajini – Bollywood, 2008

Bollywood blockbuster film and a historical hit, which will remain forever in the mind. Ghajini starring Aamir Khan, with a strong performance in his role, once again. Three and a half stars for the movie.

 

Billu – Bollywood, 2009

A touching, beautiful and humorous movie having also Shahrukh Khan in a small part. Movie known also as Billu Barber. Three and a half stars for the movie experience.

 

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – Bollywood, 2009

Very entertaining SRK-film. Five stars. – Phir Milenge, Chalte Chalte!

 

Delhi-6 – Bollywood, 2009 

Emotional and touching film about life in Delhi, India, and how a returnee who lived in America experiences his former homeland. Movie starring Abhishek Bachchan, and the music by A.R. Rahman. Four stars.

 

Aloo Chaat – Bollywood, 2009

A laughter nerves pulsating Bollywood comedy about a marriage between an Indian and a foreigner. Three stars for the movie.

 

Love Aaj Kal – Bollywood, 2009

Not quite typical Bollywood-lovefilm, because of the slightly Western tint. Love aaj kal, three stars for the movie.

 

Tere Naam – Bollywood, 2003

A five-star tragic Bollywood-lovedrama. Salman Khan’s role in execution makes one shiver.

 

Aashiq Banaya Aapne – Bollywood, 2005 

Good music truly worth mentioning. Otherwise, Aashiq Banaya Aapne, two stars.

 

Jodhaa Akbar – Bollywood, 2008

A visually pleasing film, which does not cope to keep you hooked though. Jodhaa Akbar, one and a half stars.

 

 

Dil Chahta Hai – Bollywood, 2001

A five star Bollywood-movie. One of the best.

 

 

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – Bollywood, 2001

A movie that needs to be seen from the beginning till the end at one and the same sitting. Preferably more than once. A classic, and a must-see Bollywood-movie. Kabhi khushi kabhie gham, four stars.

 

 

Veer-Zaara – Bollywood, 2004

Almost a perfect movie experience. Five stars.

 

Jab We Met – Bollywood, 2007

A cute lovestory with a good music! Three stars for the movie Jab we met.

 

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. – Bollywood, 2003 

A touching comedy, which you can see once. Munna bhai m.b.b.s., 2 stars.

 

Mangal Pandey: The Rising – Bollywood, 2005

Mangal Pandey: The Rising is an extremely interesting and eye-opening film, when it comes to the history of man. Main star Aamir Khan charms. Three and a half stars for the movie.

 

Namastey London – Bollywood, 2007 

A mind tickling Bollywood-comedy about love and the differences between various cultures. Namastey London, four and a half stars for the movie.

 

Page 3. The inside story – Bollywood, 2005

The film Page 3 appeals to me with its realism and commendably covers the superficiality of celebritylife. Four stars for the movie.

 

Malamaal Weekly – Bollywood, 2006

A funny comedy about a lottery winner in a beautiful small Indian village. Three stars for the movie.

 

Life in a metro – Bollywood, 2007

Life and the pulse of the modern metropolitan city Mumbai. Movie Life in a metro, three stars.

 

Hum Aapke Hain Koun – Bollywood, 1994

Hum aapke hain koun is a cute four star classic Bollywood-movie.

 

Just Married – Bollywood, 2006

Just Married is, as the name suggests, a comedy of a newly-wed couple. Even if the beginning would be difficult, there might still be a happy ending. Two and a half stars for the movie, 2,5 / 5.