Best of 5 of Salman Khan -movies

Best of 5 of Salman Khan -movies

Salman Khan is an Indian actor, born in 1965. He is also known as a film producer, having a career in Hindi film industry for over 30 years by now. He is one of the most famous faces on the screen. And one of the best dancers.

Here are the best of five of Salman Khan -movies, so far

  • Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) ****

Hum Aapke Hain Kaun is a cute four star Hindi cinema classic and a romantic 3 hour musical. It is starring Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! – Sooraj R Barjatya

  • Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) *** ½

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is a visually sparkling, Indianromantic 3 hour film with Salman Khan and Aiswarya Rai in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and it was preceding the famous Bhansali musical Devdas.

  • Tere Naam (2003) *****

Tere Naam is a five star tragic Indian love drama. Directed by Satish Kaushik. Salman Khan’s role play raises your hairs up. Being too possessive and jealous boyfriend, it might the best role Salman Khan has ever played.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Tere Naam – Satish Kaushik

  • Dabangg (2010) *****

Dabangg is a cute Bollywood comedy. One of the best movies of Salman Khan. The music in this movie rocks you full.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Dabangg – Abhinav Singh Kashyap

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) *****

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a movie directed by Kabir Khan. It has Kareena Kapoor Khan, Salman Khan and a child actress Harshaali Malhotra in the lead roles. This movie got several awards.

Find more movie reviews of Salman Khan movies here in Finnish.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood,which is introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you.  

Article is subject to change so be ready for updates!

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You might also be interested in all the Salman Khan -movies from 2008-2017

Find all the Salman Khan -movies and movie soundtracks from 1998-2008 here

and all the Salman Khan -movies and movie soundtracks from 1988-1998 here.

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Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor Khan -movies

Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor Khan -movies

Kareena Kapoor is an Indian actress, born in 1980. She is part of the famous Kapoor family in the Hindi film industry in India.

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

Best of 5 of Kareena Kapoor -movies

  • Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) ****

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham is a film directed by Karan Johar. It has the cream of Bollywood in it. This movie needs to be seen from the beginning till the end with a single sitting. Preferably several times.

Find the movie and trailer in the following link here: Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – Karan Johar

  • Jab We Met (2007) ***

Jab We Met is a cute Indian love story with a good background music. The movie stars Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, and it is directed by Imtiaz Ali.

  • Ra.One (2011) ***½

The film Ra.One, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, is directed by Anubhav Sinha. It is a nice Bollywood scifi movie with excellent music and dance.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link here: Ra.One – Anubhav Sinha

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) *****

The film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is written and directed by Kabir Khan. It stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Salman Khan and a child actress Harshaali Malhotra. The child gets lost in India. The film got several awards.

  • Ki & Ka (2016) ****

The film Ki & Ka, starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor, is directed by R. Balki. It is a tribute to mothers working at home, as well as fathers alike. The movie is exceptional and can be seen several times.

Find the movie and the trailer here in this link: Ki & Ka – R Balki

You can find more Kareena Kapoor Khan -movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

Best of 5 of Ranveer Singh -movies

Best of 5 of Ranveer Singh -movies

Ranveer Singh is an Indian actor, born in 1985. He began his acting career in Bollywood in 2010 at the age of 25. His first movie was Band Baaja Baarat, directed by Maneesh Sharma.

Here are the best of five of Ranveer Singh -movies so far

  • Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl (2011) ***

Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl is a movie directed by Maneesh Sharma. It tells about a young man fooling around and betraying women. In this movie the women unite and make him pay.

Ladies vs. Ricky Bahl was shot in Goa, and Goa was very nicely portrayed in this film.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Ladies vs Ricky Bahl – Maneesh Sharma

  • Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) *****

The movie ram-Leela was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It is a powerful love drama with scenes of fictional Gujarat.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) ***

Dil Dhadakne Do is a Bollywood comedy film shot in a cruise ship somewhere in Europe and Mediterranean. The film was directed by Zoya Akhtar.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Dil Dhadakne Do – Zoya Akhtar

  • Bajirao Mastani (2015) ****

Bajirao Mastani is a visually impressive historical type of love drama directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In this movie Ranveer Singh performs his best role so far.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Bajirao Mastani – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Befikre (2016) ***

Befikre is a film directed by Aditya Chopra. It is mainly set in Paris, France. The comedy tells about the light-hearted loverelationship of an Indian Indian and a French Indian.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link: Befikre – Aditya Chopra

Find more movie reviews of Ranveer Singh movies here in Finnish.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

Find all the Ranveer Singh -movies here!

Best of 5 of Anushka Sharma -movies

Best of 5 of Anushka Sharma -movies

Anushka Sharma is an Indian actress and a movie producer, born in 1988. She is one of the most famous actresses in India at the moment.

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

Best of 5 of Anushka Sharma -movies

  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) *****

The movie Ran Ne Bana Di Jodi, directed by Aditya Chopra, was Anushka Sharma’s first Hindi film. She had the main role opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link here: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – Aditya Chopra

  • PK (2014) *****

The movie PK, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, is a movie about an alien. This alien, looking like a human, lands on earth but can not get back to his spaceship. Because of that the alien starts practicing religion hoping that God would help him go back.


  • NH10 (2015) ****

NH 10 is a film directed by Navdeep Singh. It was filmed in Gurgaon, Haryana and Rajasthan. The movie did not seem to be meant for the sensitive people.

  • Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) ***

Dil Dhadakne Do is a comedy shot on a cruise ship. The movie was directed by Zoya Akhtar and it has scenes from Europe and the Mediterranean sea and from countries like France, Turkey and Italy.

Find the movie and the trailer in the following link here: Dil Dhadakne Do – Zoya Akhtar

  • Sanju (2018) *** ½

Anushka Sharma had a small but important role in the film Sanju, which was directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The movie tells the life story of the still living Bollywood movie actor Sanjay Dutt. His role is played by Ranbir Kapoor.

You can find more Anushka Sharma -movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

Find all Anushka Sharma -movies here!

Best of 5 of Shah Rukh Khan -movies

Best of 5 of Shah Rukh Khan -movies

Shah Rukh Khan is the most famous Indian actor outside India. Born in 1965, we have seen him in over 80 movies already.

Choosing the best of five of Shah Rukh Khan -movies is almost an impossible task. Here’s my favorites, together with their music. Bubbling under are movies like Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Devdas.

BEST OF 5 OF SHAH RUKH KHAN -MOVIES

  • Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) *****

Kal Ho Naa Ho is a movie directed by Nikkhil Advani, and it tells you one of the most heart-breaking love stories of Indian cinema. The movie soundtrack is wonderful.

Find the movie and the trailer here:

Kal Ho Naa Ho – Nikhil Advani

  • Veer-Zaara (2004) *****

Veer-Zaara is a dramatic love story directed by Yash Chopra. The movie wets your eyes several times. This film gets full five stars and is worth several times of watching.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Veer-Zaara – Yash Chopra

  • Om Shanti Om (2007) *****

The movie Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan, tells a tragic love story and brings together the cream of Bollywood.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Om Shanti Om – Farah Khan

  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2009) *****

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi is an entertaining movie which takes a grip of its viewer. The movie is directed by Aditya Chopra and it is starring Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – Aditya Chopra

  • Fan (2016) ****½

Fan is a film starred by Shah Rukh Khan in which he plays a film star and his fan as well. The movie is directed by Maneesh Sharma. Exceptionally for a Bollywood film there was hardly any music in Fan the film. But it did not matter.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Fan – Maneesh Sharma

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

Find Shah Rukh Khan -moviereviews in Finnish here.

The music in this article is provided by Apple Music.

Find all the Shah Rukh Khan -movies here!

Best of 5 of Deepika Padukone -movies

Best of 5 of Deepika Padukone -movies

Deepika Padukone is an Indian actress, born in 1986. Many consider her the most popular actress of Hindi cinema. Deepika made her first movie in Kannada language. After that we have seen Deepika in many fabulous Bollywood movies.

Till now Deepika Padukone has starred even a Hollywood movie. Here you will find the best of five of Deepika’s movies so far –

Best of 5 of Deepika Padukone -movies

  • Om Shanti Om (2007) *****

The movie Om Shanti Om, directed by Farah Khan, was Deepika Padukone’s first Hindi film, and it won several awards.

  • Cocktail (2012) ****

Cocktail is directed by Homi Adajania. In that Deepika Padukone plays the role of a free spirited party girl, and it is one of her best roles ever. The movie is mostly shot in London. It deals with the cultural differences of East and West, from the point of view of a party girl and homey girl. It is a movie about friendship and love.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Cocktail – Homi Adajania

  • Chennai Express (2013) ****

The movie Chennai Express is directed by Rohit Shetty. Being a light and humorous Bollywood masala film, it gives you several laughs and a couple of tears.

Important questions are also dealt with, and one of them is the position and independence of a woman in India.

  • Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) *****

Ram-Leela is a Hindi cinema masterpiece, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and the best Hindi film of 2013.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • Finding Fanny (2014) ****

The movie Finding Fanny is directed by Homi Adajania. It is a beautifully shot movie set in Goa.

You can find more Deepika Padukone movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

Find all Deepika Padukone movies here!

Best of 5 of Aamir Khan -movies

Best of 5 of Aamir Khan -movies

Aamir Khan is an Indian movie actor, movie producer and a movie director. In addition to this people in India have seen him also as a talk show host. His show brought up social injustice issues in India.

Aamir was born in 1965 and having relatives in the Bollywood film industry, he began his career as a child actor in 1973 at the age of 8.

So far Aamir Khan has made films during 5 different decades. Many of his films are masterpieces, and here’s the best of 5 out them –

Best of 5 of Aamir Khan -movies

  • Dil Chahta Hai (2001) *****

Dil Chahta Hai, the movie directed by Farhan Akhtar, tells about three young men who travel to Goa for a holiday with their experiences and love stories.

Find the movie and the trailer here:

Dil Chahta Hai – Farhan Akhtar

  • Rang De Basanti (2006) *****

The movie Rang De Basanti, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, tells a story of five young men living in New Delhi, being patriotic. The movie got many rewards, even for the music.

  • Taare Zameen Par (2007) *****

The movie Taare Zameen Par was produced and directed by Aamir Khan. It tells a beautiful story of a young school boy who has dyslexia, difficulty in reading, and how his teacher, played by Aamir, helps him with this problem. Taare Zameen Par got many rewards.

  • Dhobi Ghat (2011) ****

Dhobi Ghat, directed by Kiran Rao, tells a beautifully shot story of an artist in Mumbai.

  • PK (2014) *****

The movie PK, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, tells a story about an alien who lands on earth but can not get back to his spaceship. The alien starts practicing religion hoping that God would help him.

You can find more Aamir Khan movie reviews in Finnish here.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you – read it here!

Music here is provided by Apple Music.

Best of 5 of Priyanka Chopra -movies

Best of 5 of Priyanka Chopra -movies

Priyanka Chopra is perhaps the most famous Indian actress working outside India also. Although born in 1982, we have seen her in almost sixty movies already, any in many of those films she has had the mainrole. Nowadays people in America see her also in TV series called Quantico.

Here are the best of five of Priyanka Chopra -movies and music from them. Find Priyanka Chopra moviereviews in Finnish here.

BEST OF 5 OF PRIYANKA CHOPRA MOVIES

  • Fashion (2008) ****

Fashion is a movie directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, which reveals the facade of the Indian fashion world. This eventful movie has lots of glitz and Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut in the leading roles.

  • 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) ***½

The title 7 Khoon Maaf means seven murders forgiven. In this movie, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Priyanka has had one the best performances ever. The movie deals with relationship problems and religious issues almost ironically.

  • Barfi! (2012) ****½

Barfi! is a pretty movie from the 70’s in which Priyanka Chopra plays the character of an autistic girl. Indivue considered this much rewarded movie as the best Bollywood movie of 2012. The movie tells about the sincerity of disabled people in a very touching way.

  • Dil Dhadakne Do (2015) ***

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dil Dhadakne Do – Zoya Akhtar

Dil Dhadakne Do, directed by Zoya Akhtar, tells you about the joys of the modern Indian relationships and marriages, as well as the fights also, but in an entertaining way. It is little bit like a Big Brother filmed in a cruise ship, but from a dogs point of view.

  • Bajirao Mastani (2015) ****

Find the movie and the trailer here: Bajirao Mastani – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Bajirao Mastani, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is a visually impressive Bollywood movie with excellent music. You can watch it more than once, because Priyanka and other stars really shine in this film.

This article is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you – read it here!

The music from the movies is provided by Apple Music.

Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi movies

Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi movies

Travel Opus to Bollywood and Hindi cinema is one of INDIVUE’s web publications. Online since 2005, both in Finnish and in English languages. All the articles are related to Bollywood, Hindi cinema and Indian movies.

In 2018 INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood renews itself –

Now it will also guide you 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 INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood (Fin. Matkaopus Bollywoodiin).

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

History of Indian cinema in short

Hindi cinema is 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 the commercial capital of India.)

Find more articles about Mumbai in English here and Mumbai in Finnish here.

India itself is a huge country where they 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, like it was  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. The 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 tells you about the Bollywood movie premieres also. The previous link will tell you what was happening last year, 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.

In 2016 Indivue wrote in Finnish 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 *****

The music samples attached here 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 Indian movies reviewed in 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 also explain why some masterpiece in Hindi cinema does not ring the bell of the Finnish viewer. And it goes vice versa as well, of course.

It might interesting for an Indian to see, what do Western people like in Bollywood. So here you go –

Find the Bollywood movies and their reviews here:

The first Bollywood movie I saw in an Indian movie theatre was called Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, and that was in Mumbai back in 2006, in Regal Cinema. Find the article about that movie and Regal Cinema here. Those were the poor days for bloggers, when computers were withering slow and internet connections between Europe and India even more slower.

Some ten years later I got to see another movie in an Indian movie theatre, and that was Shamitabh, a movie partially shot in Finland.

But dvds and blurays have always been my favourites because those movies had English subtitles in them. Very essential. Luckily nowadays it is easy to see Bollywood movies with English subtitles also through Apple and iTunes.

About the actresses in Hindi cinema:

The best and most well known female actresses in Bollywood nowadays are:

The best and most well known actors in Bollywood and Hindi cinema nowadays are:

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

Indivue has been making this Travel Opus to Bollywood for over ten years. The latest updates into it are the safe links to Apple Music and iTunes -services. Through them you can easily find Bollywood movies and music. (Apple and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.)

Bollywood -movies by actresses:

BEST OF BOLLYWOOD MOVIES

By actresses:

By actors:

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Bollywood´s 100 years

Bollywood´s 100 years

 

Celebrating 100 years of Bollywood movies
 
As the Indian Hindi movie industry Bollywood becomes 100 years old in 2012-2013, 
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 movies and reviews of them in English, 
written by me during the past few years.
Movies chosen are from the past one decade.
 
This list contains 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 the Finnish blog www.indivue.blogspot.com, so if you wish to see them also, 
then just follow this  movie review link,

Bollywood-movies

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 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 (“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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

  • 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.

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 Indian Bollywood movie Housefull.

 

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

 

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

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.

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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dev D – Anurag Kashyap

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Devdas – Sanjay Leela Bhansali

  • 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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Devdas – Bimal Roy

 

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.

 

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Udaan – Vikramaditya Motwane

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

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dabangg – Abhinav Singh Kashyap

 

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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Luck By Chance – Zoya Akhtar

  • 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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Raavan – Mani Ratnam

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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Rock On!! – Abhishek Kapoor

  • Luck – Bollywood, 2009

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

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Fashion – Madhur Bhandarkar

  • 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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Ghajini – A. R Murugadoss

  • 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.

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – Aditya Chopra

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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Love Aaj Kal – Imtiaz Ali

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Tere Naam – Satish Kaushik

  • Aashiq Banaya Aapne – Bollywood, 2005 

Good music in this movie is 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.

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

Find the movie and the trailer here: Dil Chahta Hai – Farhan Akhtar

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.

Find the movie and the trailer here:Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – Karan Johar

Almost a perfect movie experience. Five stars.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Veer-Zaara – Yash Chopra

  • Jab We Met – Bollywood, 2007

A cute lovestory with 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.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. – Rajkumar Hirani

  • 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.

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

The film Page 3 – The Inside Story appeals to me with its realism and commendably covers the superficiality of the life of celebrities. 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 is a cute four star classic Bollywood-movie.

Find the movie and the trailer here: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…! – Sooraj R Barjatya

  • 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.